Dr. Martin D. Goodman has been a practicing physician for over 23 years. He has experience with treating and bringing hope to all of the peritoneal mesothelioma patients that visit him.

About Dr. Martin D. Goodman

Dr. Martin Goodman is a surgical oncologist at Tufts Medical Center. He is the director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program. Dr. Goodman is also an assistant professor of surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

At Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Goodman is specialized in treating peritoneal mesothelioma patients with surgery. He is known for treating his patients with cytoreduction surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

  • Medical Degree and Residency

    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway Township, NJ.
    Dr. Goodman completed a residency in general surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

  • Professorship

    Dr. Martin D. Goodman is an assistant professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. When he is not teaching, his goal is to improve the prognosis of patients that have peritoneal surface malignancies.

Dr. Goodman’s Accomplishments

  • Voted “Top Doctor” by Boston Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015.
  • Voted as one of “America’s Top Cancer Doctors” by Newsweek in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
  • Included in “America’s Top Doctors” for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Received the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award.

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Dr. Goodman is one of a few specialists that can treat mesothelioma surgically. Our patient advocates can help you set up an appointment with Dr. Goodman.

Why Choose Dr. Martin Goodman?
  • He has a lot of experience in surgically treating peritoneal mesothelioma patients.
  • Patients under his care experience successful cytoreduction surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) procedures.
  • His methods of treatment have been proven to increase a patient’s prognosis and quality of life.




Meet Dr. Martin Goodman

“I’ve probably done roughly 250 of these (cytoreduction surgery with HIPEC) in my career. We know what problems to potentially expect. We know how to take care of those problems, how to take care of the complication and that’s really where the experience comes into play,” said Dr. Goodman.

Dr. Goodman’s Treatment Plan

Tufts Medical Center is considered a high-volume center in the U.S. It is recognized nationally for surgically treating patients with peritoneal malignancies. If you are a patient of Dr. Goodman, you may experience cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC.

  • Cytoreductive Surgery – this procedure can take anywhere from 10 to 12 hours to be performed. By opening the abdomen, surgeons examine a patient’s organs and remove any visible tumors. In some cases, a patient may also have parts of certain organs removed.

  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) – typically follows a patient’s cytoreductive surgery. This procedure can take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. By applying a high dose of heated chemotherapy directly into the abdomen, it’s goal is to remove any mesothelioma cells that weren’t removed during surgery.

Annually, Dr. Goodman and his team perform anywhere from 40 to 50 HIPEC procedures at Tufts Medical Center. Cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC has shown to improve a patient’s survival rate and quality of life. In some cases, a mesothelioma patient may just experience HIPEC if they aren’t a good candidate for surgery.

Learn More About Tufts Medical Center

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