Linnea Goodman, M.D.

Obstetrician and Gynecologist at RMA of New Jersey

RMA New Jersey

Linnea Goodman, M.D.


Dr. Linnea Goodman is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey. Her area of specialty in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility includes minimally invasive hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and robotic reproductive surgery and serves as the medical director of the Ambulatory Surgical Center at Basking Ridge.

Dr. Goodman earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering with Honors from Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. From there she went on to pursue medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine where she received her medical degree and was awarded the Charles and Sylvia Schechtman Prize for Excellence in Clinical Care.

Dr. Goodman completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals where she received several prestigious accolades including the Golden Tarheel Teaching Award and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy award for minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Goodman then continued her training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Cleveland Clinic fellowship program. Her research during fellowship received national recognition earning her over $200,000 in research grant funding from multiple distinguished foundations. She has been invited to speak at several national conventions and has authored and contributed to numerous peer reviewed publications, book chapters, videos, and abstracts.

As someone who has always loved math and science, Dr. Goodman is especially excited about embracing new technology. She believes that conducting research to thoroughly evaluate emerging techniques helps to further the science of medicine as well as best serve our patients.

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Honores y reconocimientos

Cleveland Clinic Research Day First Prize for Fellow Presentation
Cleveland Society of Ob/Gyn First Prize for Fellow Research Presentation
Society of Reproductive Surgeons in-training award for research
Awarded Grant from the Foundation for the Assessment and Enhancement of Embryo Competence: $186,000 2013-2014
Excellence in Advanced Laparoscopy Resident Award 2013
Elected Resident Administrative Chief 2012-2013
Golden Tarheel teaching award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award 2010
The Carbee Award in recognition of academic excellence in Ob/Gyn 2009
Maeck Robe Recipient Award in recognition of overall excellence in Ob/Gyn 2009
Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Charles and Sylvia Schechtman Prize for Excellence in Clinical Care 2008
University of Vermont College of Medicine Freeman Scholar 2005-2008
Graduated Columbia University Cum Laude 2005
Columbia University Miltenberger-Kavanagh Scholarship for Excellence in the Field of Engineering 2004
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal of Recognition 2001


  • Versatility of the suprapubic port in robotic assisted laparoscopic myomectomy.
    Gueye NA, Goodman LR, Falcone T.
    Fertil Steril. 2017 Sep;108(3).

  • Novel approach to recurrent implantation failure: short-term copper IUD placement.
    Goodman LR, Franasiak JM.
    Fertil Steril. 2017 Jul;108(1):42-43.

  • Efforts to redefine endometriosis prevalence in low risk patients.
    Goodman LR, Franasiak JM.
    BJOG. 2017 Apr 22.

  • Ovarian transposition: a surgical option for fertility preservation.
    Arian SE, Goodman LR, Flyckt RL, Falcone T.
    Fertil Steril. 2017 Apr;107(4):e15.

  • The Use of Laparoscopy Simulation to Explore Gender Differences in Resident Surgical Confidence.
    Flyckt RL, White EE, Goodman LR, Mohr C, Dutta S, Zanotti KM.
    Obstet Gynecol Int. 2017;2017:1945801.

  • Effect of surgery on ovarian reserve in women with endometriomas, endometriosis and controls.
    Goodman LR, Goldberg J, Flyckt RL, Gupta M, Harwalkar J, Falcone T.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Nov;215(5):589.e1-589.e6.

  • Introducing Larger Equipment: A Novel Method in Laparoscopic Surgery with Smaller Port Sites.
    Kim S, Goodman LR, Goldberg J.
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec;22(6S):S136

  • Trends Over Time and Surgical Outcomes of Abdominal, Mini-Laparotomy, and Traditional and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy With and Without Tandem Mini-Laparotomy: A Comparison of Myomectomy Techniques.
    Stanhiser J, Mouille B, Flyckt R, Goldberg J, Falcone T, Goodman LR.
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec;22(6S):S1.

  • Delayed blastulation, multinucleation and expansion grade are independently associated with live birth rates in frozen blastocyst transfer cycles.
    Desai N, Ploskonka S, Goodman LR, Attaran M, Goldberg J, Austin C, Falcone T.
    Fertil Steril. 2016 Nov;106(6):1370-1378.

  • Does the addition of time-lapse morphokinetics in the selection of embryos for transfer improve pregnancy rates? A randomized controlled trial.
    Goodman LR, Goldberg J, Falcone T, Austin C, Desai N.
    Fertil Steril. 2016 Feb;105(2):275-285.

  • Supraumbilical primary trocar insertion for laparoscopic access: the relationship between points of entry and retroperitoneal vital vasculature by imaging.
    Stanhiser J, Goodman LR, Soto E, Al-Aref I, Wu J, Gojayev A, Nutter B, Falcone T.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct;213(4):506.e1-5

  • Analysis of embryo morphokinetics, multinucleation and cleavage anomalies using continuous time-lapse monitoring in blastocyst transfer cycles.
    Desai N, Ploskonka S, Goodman LR, Austin C, Goldberg JM, Falcone T.
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2014 Jun 20;12(1):54.

  • To preserve or not to preserve: How difficult is the decision about fertility preservation?
    Mersereau JE, Goodman LR, Deal AM, Gorman JR, Whitcomb BW, Su HI.
    Cancer. 2013 Nov 15;119(22):4044-50.

  • Efficient Use of Early Obstetric Sonography in the Emergency Department Setting.
    Goodman LR, Eichelberger KY, Wolfe H, Steiner AZ,.
    J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Dec;31(12):1917-23.

  • Trends of Socioeconomic Disparities in Referral Patterns for Fertility Preservation Consultation.
    Goodman LR, Balthazar U, Kim J, Mersereau JE.
    Hum Reprod. 2012 Jul;27(7):2076-81.

  • Treatment of anorexia nervosa is associated with increases in bone mineral density, and recovery is a biphasic process involving both nutrition and return of menses.
    Dominguez J, Goodman LR, Sen Gupta S, Mayer L, Etu SF, Walsh BT, Wang J, Pierson R, Warren MP.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jul;86(1):92-9.

  • The female athlete and menstrual function.
    Goodman LR, Warren MP.
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct;17(5):466-70.

  • Exercise-induced endocrine pathologies.
    Warren MP, Goodman LR.
    J Endocrinol Invest. 2003 Sep;26(9):873-8.

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