Language: English
Gender: Male
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Personal Statement

“Rheumatology is a challenging discipline because rheumatic diseases affect many organ systems and mimic other diseases. To be successful, the rheumatologist must listen to, learn from and synthesize the information provided by the patient. These challenges are what made me become a rheumatologist.  I have been providing care to the communities of Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County for more than 20 years.  We are witnessing major changes in health care delivery. As a member of the Weill Cornell Medical College faculty I look forward to meeting these challenges to ensure continued excellence of care for the community that I serve.”

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Expertise

  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Inhibitor
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • PMR (Polymyalgia Rheumatica)
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • * GHI [CBP]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Affiliate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., The Royal London Hospital Medical College, University of London, 1983
  • M.B.,B.S., The Royal London Hospital Medical College, University of London, 1974

Biography

Dr. Goddard earned his medical degree from the London Hospital Medical College, University of London in England. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and fellowship in Rheumatology at Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals in London. He also completed a research fellowship in the immunology of the rheumatic diseases at the Medical Research Council Bone and Joint Research Institute at the London Hospital Medical College which earned him the degree of Doctorate of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of London University.

Dr. Goddard is board certified in rheumatology. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Rheumatology and fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has a life-long interest in both basic and clinical research and has served on the Veterans’ Affairs Program Review Division of the Medical Research Service.  He is a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the American College of Rheumatology.  He also serves as a member of the American College of Rheumatology Political Action  Committee. He is a life-long educator.  He is currently developing an integrated medical care model for Weill Cornell Medical College in the Borough of Brooklyn.