Andrew D. Goodman, M.D.

Andrew D. Goodman, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 605
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-7854
Fax: (585) 275-9953
Administrative: (585) 275-7854

Professional Bio

Andrew D. Goodman, MD is Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Neuroimmunology Unit, and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Goodman is a graduate of Rutgers College and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; he did residency training in internal medicine and neurology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He completed a research fellowship in the Neuroimmunology Branch at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Numerous publications reflect his interests in clinical and experimental therapeutics research as well as the immunology and virology of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Goodman has been principal investigator and a member of national and international steering committees for numerous clinical trials of new therapies for multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Goodman is a past Chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Section of the American Academy of Neurology. He has served the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as Deputy Medical Officer, Co-Chair of the Long-term Care Committee, member of the Client Education Committee, and member of the Executive Committee of the National Clinical Advisory Board.

Awards & Honors (National)

Inductee, Volunteer Hall of Fame | US National Multiple Sclerosis Society | New Orleans, LA 2001

Awards & Honors (Local)

Fellow, American Academy of Neurology 2005
Impact Presentation Award, Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis | Vienna 2004
Senior Faculty Award | University of Rochester Department of Neurology | Rochester, NY 2003
Chair, Multiple Sclerosis Section | American Academy of Neurology 1999 - 2000
Chair-elect, Multiple Sclerosis Section | American Academy of Neurology 1998 - 1999
Named in Best Doctors in America 1998 - Present
University of Rochester Neurology Resident Faculty Teaching Award | Rochester, NY 1997
Named in Best Doctors in America: Northeast. 1996 - Present
Chief Neurology Resident | Mount Sinai Medical Center 1982 - 1983
Alpha Omega Alpha 1979
A.B. with Distinction in Biochemistry 1974
Henry Rutgers Scholar 1973 - 1974

Recent Journal Articles

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2011 May
Samkoff LM, Goodman AD. "Symptomatic management in multiple sclerosis." Neurologic clinics. 2011 May; 29(2):449-63.
2010 Nov
Morrow SA, O'Connor PW, Polman CH, Goodman AD, Kappos L, Lublin FD, Rudick RA, Jurgensen S, Paes D, Forrestal F, Benedict RH. "Evaluation of the symbol digit modalities test (SDMT) and MS neuropsychological screening questionnaire (MSNQ) in natalizumab-treated MS patients over 48 weeks." Multiple sclerosis : clinical and laboratory research. 2010 Nov; 16(11):1385-92. Epub 2010 Aug 25.
2010 Oct
Goodman AD, Brown TR, Edwards KR, Krupp LB, Schapiro RT, Cohen R, Marinucci LN, Blight AR, . "A phase 3 trial of extended release oral dalfampridine in multiple sclerosis." Annals of neurology. 2010 Oct; 68(4):494-502.
2010 Sep
Rudick RA, O'Connor PW, Polman CH, Goodman AD, Ray SS, Griffith NM, Jurgensen SA, Gorelik L, Forrestal F, Sandrock AW, E Goelz S. "Assessment of JC virus DNA in blood and urine from natalizumab-treated patients." Annals of neurology. 2010 Sep; 68(3):304-10.
2010 Sep
Herrmann DN, O'Connor AB, Schwid SR, Da Y, Goodman AD, Rafferty J, Donahue S, Dworkin RH. "Broadening the spectrum of controls for skin biopsy in painful neuropathies." Muscle & nerve. 2010 Sep; 42(3):436-8.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, Neuroimmunology (SMD) - Primary


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Coll of Medicine & Dentistry1979
BA | Arts & Sciences | Rutgers State University1974

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neurology at National Institute of Health09/01/1983 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center09/01/1980 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center09/01/1979 - 06/30/1980