Dr. Goldring is a board-certified, fellowship-trained physiatrist with Stanford Health Care Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. She is clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldring completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, followed by fellowship training in Sports and Spine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Dr. Goldring’s clinical practice focuses on the non-operative management of musculoskeletal injuries and spine disorders. She specializes in delivering comprehensive care for a range of conditions, including sports-related injuries, osteoarthritis, neck, and back pain. She is focused on optimizing patient function, with the goal of helping patients return to their desired activities and prevent future injury. She believes that movement is medicine and wants to help patients achieve active, healthy lifestyles. She provides guidance throughout a physical rehabilitation course with personalized physical therapy prescriptions and exercise plans. When necessary, she also offers more aggressive interventions like injection therapies or surgical referrals. Her practice includes the use of diagnostic electromyograms (EMGs), ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections, shockwave therapy, Ortho biologics, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), and fluoroscopic-guided lumbosacral spine injections.

Dr. Goldring has published articles in PM&R, Journal of Surgical Research, and The Physician and Sportsmedicine. She has delivered presentations and lectures all over the nation, including in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York. Her research and presentations, have covered topics ranging from women’s sports medicine, improving medical education curriculum, ergonomic interventions in the workplace, and the impact of intensive lifestyle medicine programs on musculoskeletal pain.

Dr. Goldring is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, and Spine Intervention Society. She has provided sideline coverage at multiple athletic events, including the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Long Island Nets basketball, and United Soccer League (USL) games.

Clinical Focus

  • Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab (2023)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine (2023)
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery Physiatry and Sports Medicine Fellowship (2023) NY
  • Residency: Northwestern McGaw (2019) IL
  • Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine (2018) PA

All Publications

  • Should virtual medical student clerkships in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation continue? PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation Farr, E., Goldring, A., Vernacchia, C., Woo, L., Mhatre, P., Rydberg, L. 2023; 15 (5): 674-680

    View details for DOI 10.1002/pmrj.12941

    View details for PubMedID 36580540

  • Ergonomics Workshop Improves Musculoskeletal Symptoms in General Surgery Residents. The Journal of surgical research Cerier, E., Hu, A., Goldring, A., Rho, M., Kulkarni, S. A. 2022; 280: 567-574


    Poor operative ergonomics can lead to muscle fatigue and injury. However, formal ergonomics education is uncommon in surgical residencies. Our study examines the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) symptoms, baseline ergonomics knowledge, and the impact of an ergonomics workshop in general surgery residents.An anonymous voluntary presurvey and postsurvey was distributed to all general surgery residents at a single academic residency, assessing resident characteristics, MSK symptoms, and ergonomic knowledge before and after an ergonomics workshop. The workshop consisted of a lecture and a personalized posture coaching session with a physiatrist.The presurvey received 33/35 (94%) responses. Of respondents, 100% reported some degree of MSK pain. Prevalence of muscle stiffness and fatigue decreased with increasing height. Females reported higher frequencies of MSK pain (P = 0.01) and more muscle fatigue than males (100% versus 73%, P = 0.03). All residents reported little to no ergonomics knowledge with 68% reporting that ergonomics was rarely discussed in the operating room. The postsurvey received 26/35 (74%) responses. Of respondents, 100% reported the workshop was an effective method of ergonomics education. MSK symptom severity improved in 82% of residents. Reports that ergonomics was rarely discussed in the operating room significantly decreased to 22.8% of residents (P < 0.01).Surgical resident ergonomics knowledge is poor and MSK symptoms are common. Resident characteristics are associated with different MSK symptoms. Didactic teaching and personalized posture coaching improve ergonomics knowledge and reduce MSK symptom severity. Surgical residencies should consider implementing similar interventions to improve resident wellbeing.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jss.2022.06.014

    View details for PubMedID 35787315

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  • Key components and potential benefits of a comprehensive approach to women's musculoskeletal health. The Physician and sportsmedicine Goldring, A. E., Ashok, A. P., Casey, E. K., Mulcahey, M. K. 2016; 44 (4): 417-424


    Over the last 40 years there has been a significant increase in the number of female athletes, as well as a rise in musculoskeletal injuries observed in women. There is sufficient evidence from past medical research identifying various musculoskeletal injuries and conditions that more commonly affect women, such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, stress fractures, and anterior cruciate ligament tears. Several women's sports medicine and musculoskeletal health programs have been developed throughout the United States in an attempt to provide more tailored care to the female athlete. The goal of a comprehensive approach to women's musculoskeletal health is to create an interdisciplinary team to facilitate treatment for a variety of injuries and related conditions. This manuscript outlines the musculoskeletal conditions that commonly affect women and highlights the various etiologies of these sex disparities. We discuss the role of interdisciplinary women's musculoskeletal health and sports medicine programs, and define the potential benefits of such an approach. Future studies should focus on assessing the outcomes of multidisciplinary women's sports medicine programs as current literature in this area is lacking.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/00913847.2016.1222854

    View details for PubMedID 27548840