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John P. Goldblatt, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 275-6888

Fax: (585) 276-0404

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


I am a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialty training in Sports Medicine. I have been in practice at the University of Rochester since 2003. I focus on the treatment of injuries to the shoulder and knee. My shoulder practice includes arthroscopic correction of throwing injuries, rotator cuff disease, and shoulder instability (labrum tears). My treatment of knee injuries includes arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, as well as the treatment of the lateral and medial collateral ligaments. I treat meniscus injuries, and this includes meniscus transplantation when appropriate. I also perform articular cartilage repair, and grafting for salvage of injuries to the knee cartilage. I am the primary Team Physician for the University of Rochester athletes, SUNY Geneseo athletes, and share responsibility for several professional teams in the Rochester area. My practice does not focus on arthritis of the knee or shoulder.


I participate with research teams focused on patient reported outcomes. Our studies utilize pre-operative and post-operative information provided by patients to help predict anticipated performance and functional recovery after injuries to the knee and shoulder. My goal as a surgeon is to maximize patient improvement after surgery. Our research helps to identify factors that influence results, and how we may adjust these factors to improve individual outcomes after surgery.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2002 - 07/31/2003
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center

06/30/1998 - 06/30/2002
Residency at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/26/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

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James E. Demeules Surgical Research Prize

1996 - Present
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

1995 - 1996
Committee for Medical Student Well-Being

1995 - 1995
Pathology Student Fellowship

1995 - 1995
Pathology Tutor

Research Committee Fellowship

1992 - 1997
Appointed to committee for Medical Student Well-Being

Co-organizer for the 1st annual Anatomical Gifts Program Memorial Service

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Journal Articles

Lu, M; Johar, S; Veenema, K; Goldblatt, JP. "Patellar Tendon Rupture with Underlying Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report." Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012; 43(1): 35-38.

Chan, CM; Goldblatt, JP. "Unilateral Meniscomeniscal Ligament. Case Report." Orthopaedics. 2012; 35(12): 1815-1817.

Lafrance, RM; Giordano, B; Goldblatt, JP; Voloshin, I; Maloney, M. "Pediatric Tibial Eminence Fractures: Evaluation and Management". J Am Acad Ortho Surg. 2010; 18: 395-405.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: The Stiff Shoulder: Planning and Treatment Options
Book Title: Operative Arthroscopy
Author List: Goldblatt, JP; Woodworth, R; Mitchell, B.
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2012

Chapter Title: Knee: Meniscal Injuries in American College of Sports Medicine
Book Title: Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review
Author List: Goldblatt, JP; Richmond, JC; Ramkumar, DB; Albert, AS.
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2012

Chapter Title: Knee meniscal injuries.
Book Title: Sports Medicine: Just the facts
Author List: Goldblatt
Published By: McGraw-Hill 2004




John P. Goldblatt, MD