Andrew Goldberg, MD, MSCE, FACS

Director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery

Dr. Andrew N. Goldberg serves as director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for the sinus and related conditions. He is an expert in the treatment of sinus infection, nasal polyps, inverted papilloma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and thyroid eye disease. He also performs surgery to treat sleep apnea. Goldberg is board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His research includes the study of sinus infection, microbial ecology of the sinuses and the microbiome, disease burden measurement, sleep apnea and quality of life.

Goldberg earned a medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, followed by a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital. He earned a master's degree in clinical epidemiology and completed a fellowship in clinical epidemiology of cancer at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is a professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF.


HHT Center of Excellence
185 Berry St., Suite 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 353-8867
Fax: (415) 353-4503

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sinus Center
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Nasal Polyps

Academic Title


More about Andrew Goldberg


Boston University School of Medicine 1985


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Otolaryngology 1990


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Clinical Epidemiology 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jiam NT, Goldberg AN, Murr AH, Pletcher SD. Surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus lift. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jul 01; 31(4):271-275.
  2. Cope EK, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD, Lynch SV. Compositionally and functionally distinct sinus microbiota in chronic rhinosinusitis patients have immunological and clinically divergent consequences. Microbiome. 2017 May 12; 5(1):53.
  3. DeParis SW, Goldberg AN, Indaram M, Grumbine FL, Kersten RC, Vagefi MR. Paranasal Sinus Mucocele as a Late Complication of Dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May/Jun; 33(3S Suppl 1):S23-S24.
  4. Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Moriates C, Boscardin CK, Catschegn S, Rajkomar A, Bozic KJ, Soo Hoo K, Goldberg AN, Pitts L, Lawton MT, Dudley RA, Gonzales R. Association Between Surgeon Scorecard Use and Operating Room Costs. JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 01; 152(3):284-291.
  5. Cope EK, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD, Lynch SV. A chronic rhinosinusitis-derived isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa induces acute and pervasive effects on the murine upper airway microbiome and host immune response. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Dec; 6(12):1229-1237.
  6. Gelber JT, Cope EK, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD. Evaluation of Malassezia and Common Fungal Pathogens in Subtypes of Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Sep; 6(9):950-5.
  7. Gruss CL, Al Komser M, Aghi MK, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, McDermott M, El-Sayed IH. Risk factors for cerebrospinal leak after endoscopic skull base reconstruction with nasoseptal flap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 151(3):516-21.
  8. Durr ML, Goldberg AN. Endoscopic partial medial maxillectomy with mucosal flap for maxillary sinus mucoceles. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 35(2):115-9.
  9. Colrain IM, Black J, Siegel LC, Bogan RK, Becker PM, Farid-Moayer M, Goldberg R, Lankford DA, Goldberg AN, Malhotra A. A multicenter evaluation of oral pressure therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Med. 2013 Sep; 14(9):830-7.
  10. Handler E, Hamans E, Goldberg AN, Mickelson S. Tongue suspension: an evidence-based review and comparison to hypopharyngeal surgery for OSA. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jan; 124(1):329-36.
  11. Al Komser MK, Goldberg AN. Unilateral transnasal endoscopic approach to frontal sinuses: Draf IIc. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2013; 4(2):e82-7.
  12. George JR, Chung S, Nielsen I, Goldberg AN, Miller A, Kezirian EJ. Comparison of drug-induced sleep endoscopy and lateral cephalometry in obstructive sleep apnea. Laryngoscope. 2012 Nov; 122(11):2600-5.
  13. Abreu NA, Nagalingam NA, Song Y, Roediger FC, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, Lynch SV. Sinus microbiome diversity depletion and Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum enrichment mediates rhinosinusitis. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Sep 12; 4(151):151ra124.
  14. Durr ML, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, Murr AH. A novel sinonasal endoscopy scoring system: the discharge, inflammation, and polyps/edema (DIP) score. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jan; 3(1):66-72.
  15. Heaton CM, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD, Glastonbury CM. Sinus anatomy associated with inadvertent cerebrospinal fluid leak during functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul; 122(7):1446-9.
  16. Murr AH, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD, Dillehay K, Wymer LJ, Vesper SJ. Some chronic rhinosinusitis patients have elevated populations of fungi in their sinuses. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul; 122(7):1438-45.
  17. Shusterman DJ, Weaver EM, Goldberg AN, Schick SF, Wong HH, Balmes JR. Pilot evaluation of the nasal nitric oxide response to humming as an index of osteomeatal patency. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2012 Mar-Apr; 26(2):123-6.
  18. Russell MD, Goldberg AN. What is the evidence for use of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck surgery? Laryngoscope. 2012 May; 122(5):945-6.
  19. Solyar AY, Fried MP, Goldberg AN, Kennedy DW, Lanza DC. Pedicled nasoseptal flap is not the standard of care for skull base defects. Laryngoscope. 2011 Apr; 121(4):896-7; author reply 898.
  20. Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN. Treatment of recurrent sinonasal polyposis with steroid-infused carboxymethylcellulose foam. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2010 Nov-Dec; 24(6):451-3.

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