Thomas  F. Golden

Thomas F. Golden

Ocean Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine 168 N. Brent Street Ste 505 Ventura, CA 93003



  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Preoperative Pain Management
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Shoulder instability/Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder Repair & Reconstruction


Doctor Thomas F. Golden, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.An orthopedic physician with more than 30 years experience, Dr. Thomas Golden possesses expertise in a wide range of orthopedic procedures specializing in the shoulder, knee and hip. He has performed more than 3,000 joint replacements and 5,000 minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures.  Dr. Golden is certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.  He belongs to several professional organizations including active membership in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). AANA seeks to advance education pertaining to minimally invasive surgeries of the knee and shoulder with the use of an arthroscope.  He is also a member of the California Orthopedic Association and the California Medical Association. In 1985 Dr. Golden was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. 

Dr. Golden leads his peers as the Medical Staff Vice-Chief at Community Memorial Health System in Ventura, California. In 2013 he begins a two-year term as Chief of Staff at the hospital.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Ventura Physicians’ Medical Group Inc. Previously; he held positions as the Chief of the Department of Surgery at Community Memorial Hospital and the Medical Director for Same Day Surgery at CMH.

Dr.  Golden studied engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Golden served his internship in Family Practice at UCLA Harbor General Hospital in California. He attended a two year Family Practice Residency at the Ventura County Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed 4 years of specialty training in Orthopedic Surgery at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program.

Dr. Golden is an active participant in his community of Ventura. He contributes to several charities benefitting medical research and public education.  In his free time, Dr. Golden enjoys boating, fishing, backpacking and spending time with his family.  He and his wife have three grown children and two grandchildren. He runs everyday to keep fit and has been a life-long running enthusiast.  Dr. Golden has lectured on running injuries and worked as a medical consultant for the LA Marathon Roadrunner Training Program. 


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