Dr. Goodwin retired from the surgical practice of medicine in June of 2020. He founded The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho in 2002. Known as Idaho’s first shoulder surgeon, Dr. Goodwin has built an orthopedic subspecialty clinic that provides the largest volume of shoulder care throughout the entire state of Idaho and the surrounding region of eastern Oregon, northern Nevada, and Western Wyoming. Dr. Goodwin believed in patient-focused care, and felt that “knowing the patient” was as important as “knowing the shoulder”. To this day, patients who visit our clinic are grateful, not just for the expert subspecialty shoulder care they receive from our fellowship-trained, board-certified shoulder specialists, but more importantly, they are grateful for the friendship and support they find in all of our providers who believe and embody the principles of being good doctors, not just good surgeons.

Dr. Goodwin retired from the practice of medicine in June of 2020. The principles of expert subspecialty shoulder care provided in a friendly, patient-focused, manner remain and are in the cornerstone of our mission.

Dr. Goodwin was raised in Titusville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974 and Tulane University School of Medicine in 1978. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1983. Dr. Goodwin is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery. He has practiced orthopedic surgery in the Treasure Valley since 1987, opening his clinic specializing in shoulder care in May 2002. This practice became the first in Idaho to offer exclusive treatment for the shoulder.


Dr. Goodwin performed over 10,000 shoulder surgeries in Boise, Idaho during his 32-year career. The surgeries are comprised of a wide variety of arthroscopic shoulder procedures, rotator cuff repair, surgery for the unstable shoulder, and shoulder replacement for the arthritic shoulder joint. Dr. Goodwin provided both nonoperative care and surgical intervention, if needed, for the entire spectrum of shoulder problems.