University of California
Robert L . Goldberg, MD

Robert L . Goldberg, MD, FACOEM

Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC Ergonomic Program
University of California
3101 South 46th St, Bldg 163
Richmond, CA 94804
robert.goldberg@ucsf.edu
510-665-3654 Fax: 510-665-3423
http://www.me.berkeley.edu/ergo/
 
Creative Achievements
Web-based courses on the Anatomy and Medical Evaluation of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders and Dental Ergonomics
• Initiated and led the development and adoption of Treatment Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Injuries by the Industrial Medical Council for the benefit of injured workers in the State of California.
 
Current Research Interests
• Assessment of new technology for evaluation of work-related MSDs
• NIOSH National Collaborative Study on Upper Extremity Injury in the Workplace: a prospective study of ergonomic risk factors and their relationship to the development of Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Carpal tunnel syndrome surveillance and prevention
• Effectiveness of distance learning on prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD's)
 
Key Publications
• Rempel D, Krause N, Goldberg R. A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effects of Two Workstation Interventions on Upper Body Pain and Incident Musculoskeletal Disorders among Computer Operators. Occup Environ Med 2006, 63(5):300-306.
• Goldberg, RL. 2001. The medical management of upper extremity injury in the occupational setting. Waltham, MA: NeuroMetrix.
• Goldberg, RL, editor. 2001. Clinical guidelines for primary care: evaluation of hand and wrist symptoms. Cambridge, MA: NeuroMetrix.
• Goldberg, RL. 2000. Perspectives: OEM in the new millennium. Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association Newsletter.
• Goldberg, RL. 1993. Preventing repetitive motion injuries. Daly City, CA: Krames Communications. First edition 1990, Second Edition 1993.
• Goldberg, RL, contributor and reviewer. 1997. ACOEM Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines. Waltham, MA: OEM Press.
 
Teaching
• UCSF Occupational Medicine Elective for Medical Students, Residents, Fellows
• UCSF OEM Fellowship Program Ergonomics Practicum Rotation

Honors
• Honorary Fellow Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland 2007
• International Ergonomics Assoication Liberty Mutual International Ergonomics Association Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Prize 2006

• Fellow, The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
• The Rutherford T. Johnstone Memorial Lecture Award of the Western Occupational Medical Association
 
Public and University Service
• ACPM Public Policy Committee 2003-present
• ACOEM Ergonomics Committee 2001-present
• UC President’s National Laboratories Council Environment, Health and Safety panel, 2003-2007

• California Hazards Initiative, Vice chair, steering committee 2006-2007
• President, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2000-2001
• Vice-Chair, Occupational Medicine of the American Board of Preventive Medicine 1997-2003
• Council Member, Industrial Medical Council, State of California 1993-2000
• Residency Advisory Committee, UCSF Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2000- present