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The Goodwin Lab

The Goodwin Lab

Excellence and Innovation in Spine Tumors

Basic Science

Basic Science

  • Genetic predictors and cellular mechanisms of metastatic spine disease
  • Functional consequences of disease recurrence and progression.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

  • Focusing on advancement in spine tumor management
  • Experience in spine tumor surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery
Clinical Research

Clinical Research

  • Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) and clinical outcomes for spine tumor patients.
  • Sociodemographic disadvantage in spine tumor outcomes.
  • Spinopelvic parameters in metastatic and primary tumors.
  • Identifying optimal therapeutic interventions and prognostic factors for spine tumor patients.
Academic Collaboration and Scholarship

Academic Collaboration and Scholarship

  • Multi-institutional Research Studies and Collaborations.
  • Lab-awarded research grants and fellowships.
  • National and International presentations.

Spine Tumor Education

Our team’s focus is to provide prompt access to the latest and most advanced treatment options for patients.


Our lab investigates genetic predictors and cellular mechanisms of metastatic progression to the bone and spine, as well as the functional consequences of disease recurrence and progression.

Lab Publications

Take a look at a few of our most recent key publications.

33 Spine Align

Our mission is to fund-raise and organize mission trips to West Africa...

Meet Our Team

Our TEAM aims to find the best predictors, interventions, and treatments to improve the quality and quantity of life for patients diagnosed with spine tumors and other neurosurgical diseases.

Recent Publications

Importance of Spinal Alignment in Primary and Metastatic Spine Tumors. Sankey EW, Park C, Howell EP, Pennington Z, Abd-El-Barr M, Karikari IO, Shaffrey CI, Gokaslan ZL, Sciubba D, Goodwin CR.World Neurosurg. 2019 Dec;132:118-128. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.08.161. Epub 2019 Aug 30.PMID: 31476476
Association of neurologic deficits with surgical outcomes and health-related quality of life after treatment for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. Barzilai O, Versteeg AL, Goodwin CR, Sahgal A, Rhines LD, Sciubba DM, Schuster JM, Weber MH, Lazary A, Fehlings MG, Clarke MJ, Arnold PM, Boriani S, Bettegowda C, Gokaslan ZL, Fisher CG, Laufer I; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor.Cancer. 2019 Dec 1;125(23):4224-4231. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32420. Epub 2019 Aug 13.PMID: 31410854
Total en bloc resection of primary and metastatic spine tumors. Howell EP, Williamson T, Karikari I, Abd-El-Barr M, Erickson M, Goodwin ML, Reynolds J, Sciubba DM, Goodwin CR.Ann Transl Med. 2019 May;7(10):226. doi: 10.21037/atm.2019.01.25.PMID: 31297391

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