Doctor Goldberg is a board certified plastic surgeon with subspecialty in hand surgery and microsurgery. She was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of fourteen. Doctor Goldberg and her family settled in northern California where she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Biochemistry. She then obtained a M.D. degree at Stanford University School of Medicine.
A personal burn injury gave Doctor Goldberg a keen interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She completed both her general surgery and plastic surgery training at the prestigious University of Southern California (USC). After completing plastic surgery training, she stayed on as a hand and microsurgery fellow with the renowned Joseph H. Boyes hand and microsurgery also at USC. Doctor Goldberg is a member of ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
From her extensive training Dr. Goldberg is able to specialize in a variety of plastic and reconstructive surgery disciplines as well as hand surgery. Her plastic surgery clinical practice includes breast reconstruction, body contouring, complex wound coverage utilizing microsurgery techniques and all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery including a full array of breast procedures; breast augmentation, breast lift with augmentation, secondary aesthetic breast revision, and a full spread of procedures for the midsection and limbs; tummy tuck, mommy make over, thigh lifts, and arm lifts.
Doctor Goldberg also offers many procedures addressing aging skin on the face and neck, including brow lifts, eye lid surgery, face lifts, otoplasty, and rhinoplasty; while some of the most popular treatments she offers treatments that address skin in general, including Botox and Dysport treatments, Hyaluronic Acid treatments and a full treatment of skin care products
Through Dr. Goldberg’s Hand surgery practice she treats complex traumatic fractures and soft tissue injuries extending from the elbow to fingertips. She also has a special interest and experience in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve reconstructions utilizing the latest techniques in nerve transfers.
A Message From Doctor Goldberg
“As a physician and surgeon, one of my main responsibilities is to honestly guide, educate, advise and protect my patients. One of my primary goals for aesthetic surgery is to understand the patient’s expectations from the surgery. I often ask my patients how long they have been thinking about cosmetic surgery. I want to make sure my patient’s decision is not impulsive and that they are not under the influence of others, i.e. partners, parents, or friends.The most satisfied patient is one who is well informed and who is happy with their improved size, shape, and overall confidence.”
Doctor Goldberg feels it is extremely important to “get it right the first time”. Every aspect of this procedure from clear honest communication with the patient, to a complete evaluation, and meticulous technique should be directed toward an excellent and lasting result.
Dr Goldberg was the recipient of the prestigious Fresh Start Research Fellowship from the American Plastic Surgery Education Foundation in 2004. She has presented her research at national meetings and several publications in peer reviewed journals.
Some of Dr. Goldberg’s Publications Include:
- M. Ngo, H. Pham, H.P. Lorenz, P. Lorenz, P. Benhaim, M.H. Hedrick, N.F. Jones, J. Chang: Differential Gene Expression of flexor Tenocytes and Synovial Sheath Cells In Vitro: The Role of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Isoforms. Surgical Forum vol L1: 458-460, 2000.
- H. Pham, M. Ngo, M.T. Longaker, J. Chang: Differential Expression of TGF-β Receptors in Rabbit Zone II Flexor Tendon Wound Healing. Surgical Forum vol L1:460-461, 2000
- M. Ngo, H. Pham, M.T. Lonagaker, J. Chang: Differential Expression of TGF- β Receptors in Rabbit Zone II Flexor Tendon Wound Healing. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 108(5): 126-7, Oct 2000.
- MT Goldberg, YP Han, MC Shaw, WL Garner: TNF-Alpha suppresses alpha-smooth muscle actin expression in normal human dermal fibroblasts – an implication for abnormal wound healing. Journal of Investigative Dermatology May 31, 2006
- MT Goldberg, TE Travis, YP Han, M Reiss, WL Garner. Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 impedes human keratinocyte migration. Submitted to Journal of Wound Repair and Regeneration