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Musculoskeletal Oncology Experts

Mark A. Goodman, MD
Dr. Goodman is one of the longest-practicing orthopaedic oncologists in western Pennsylvania. He practices orthopaedic oncology, musculoskeletal sepsis, and general orthopaedics. His research interests are tumors and infections, and their best clinical treatment. Dr. Goodman is a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and a former examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Goodman earned his medical degree from Downstate Medical College in Brooklyn, NY, interned at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, and completed a residency in orthopaedics at the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and a musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Goodman is a past president of the Allegheny County Medical Society. He served as Chief of Orthopaedics at UPMC Shadyside for 17 years.

Richard L. McGough III, MD
Chief, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology

Dr. McGough is one of the only doctors in his field to practice both adult and pediatric orthopaedic surgery at UPMC hospitals throughout the region. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. McGough completed his residency and a fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. He also completed a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center & Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas. 

Dr. McGough is now chief of the Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology and focuses on many areas of research, including pelvic surgery, prosthetic osseointegration, and prosthetic development.  In addition to his research interests, Dr. McGough travels worldwide on medical mission trips, and has been a guest in such diverse countries as Guatemala, Haiti, South Africa, Malawi, and Mexico, among others. In these travels, he is exploring methods of bringing world-class cancer care to developing nations, as well as providing this care to the underprivileged. Dr. McGough's practice specializes in sarcoma and noncancerous musculoskeletal tumor surgery, pelvic surgery, treatment of skeletal metastasis, and hip and knee reconstruction.

Kurt R. Weiss, MD
Dr. Weiss is a native Pittsburgher who has been affiliated with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1994, when he performed orthopaedic basic science research as a Notre Dame undergraduate student. He attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, during which he participated in a one-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied the biology of various forms of bone cancer. Dr. Weiss returned to Pittsburgh for his residency in orthopaedic surgery, and completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Toronto.

In addition to specializing in pediatric and adult orthopaedic oncology, Dr. Weiss directs a basic science laboratory dedicated to the study of sarcomas — cancerous tumors that arise in musculoskeletal tissues. As a bone cancer survivor himself, Dr. Weiss brings passion and hope to the laboratory, clinic, and operating room.

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