Mitchell G Goldenberg

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

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Dr. Goldenberg is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He obtained his medical degree at St. George’s, University of London in London, England before completing his urology residency at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. During residency, he participated in the Surgeon Scientist Training Program, completing a PhD in Surgical Education. His research focuses on the assessment of surgical skills and studying the role of artificial intelligence as a tool in medical education and patient safety. He completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at the University of Southern California (USC). He specializes in the treatment of functional pelvic floor disorders in both men and women, including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, urogenital fistula disease, fecal incontinence, a neurological disorders of the lower urinary tract. He is trained in many innovative surgical techniques, including robotic surgery and sacral neuromodulation. He is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU).


  • Competency in Robotic Surgery: Standard Setting for Robotic Suturing Using Objective Assessment and Expert Evaluation J Surg Educ. 2024 Mar; 81(3):422-430. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical Artificial Intelligence in Urology: Educational Applications Urol Clin North Am. 2024 Feb; 51(1):105-115. . View in PubMed
  • Urinary Bladder “Melanosis”: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Int J Surg Pathol. 2024 Feb; 32(1):104-108. . View in PubMed
  • Artificial Intelligence-Based Video Feedback to Improve Novice Performance on Robotic Suturing Skills: A Pilot Study J Endourol. 2024 Jan 29. . View in PubMed
  • Re: Gopal Sharma, Milap Shah, Puneet Ahluwalia, et alDevelopment and Validation of a Nomogram Predicting Intraoperative Adverse Events During Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy. Eur Urol Focus 2023;9:345-51. Eur Urol Focus. 2023 May; 9(3):550-551. . View in PubMed
  • Urinary complications after penile inversion vaginoplasty in transgender women Systematic review and meta-analysis Can Urol Assoc J. 2023 Apr; 17(4):121-128. . View in PubMed
  • Automated Capture of Intraoperative Adverse Events Using Artificial Intelligence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Clin Med. 2023 Feb 20; 12(4). . View in PubMed
  • A Multi-institution Study on the Association of Virtual Reality Skills with Continence Recovery after Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy Eur Urol Focus. 2023 11; 9(6):1044-1051. . View in PubMed
  • Development of a Classification System for Live Surgical Feedback JAMA Netw Open. 2023 06 01; 6(6):e2320702. . View in PubMed
  • Criteria for enhancing reporting of perioperative transfusions in surgical and anaesthesiological studies Br J Surg. 2023 11 09; 110(12):1655-1658. . View in PubMed
  • Recommendations for Intraoperative Adverse Events Data Collection in Clinical Studies and Study ProtocolsAn ICARUS Global Surgical Collaboration Study. Int J Surg Protoc. 2023; 27(1):23-83. . View in PubMed
  • Severity Grading Systems for Intraoperative Adverse EventsA Systematic Review of the Literature and Citation Analysis. Ann Surg. 2023 11 01; 278(5):e973-e980. . View in PubMed
  • Multi-Modal Deep Learning for Assessing Surgeon Technical Skill Sensors (Basel). 2022 Sep 27; 22(19). . View in PubMed
  • Strategies for Improving the Standardization of Perioperative Adverse Events in Surgery and Anesthesiology: “The Long Road from Assessment to Collection, Grading and Reporting” J Clin Med. 2022 Aug 30; 11(17). . View in PubMed
  • If You Know Them, You Avoid Them: The Imperative Need to Improve the Narrative Regarding Perioperative Adverse Events J Clin Med. 2022 Aug 25; 11(17). . View in PubMed
  • Editorial Comment J Urol. 2022 11; 208(5):1074. . View in PubMed
  • Editorial Comment J Urol. 2022 08; 208(2):422-423. . View in PubMed
  • Urethrovaginal fistula repair with or without concurrent fascial sling placement: A retrospective review Can Urol Assoc J. 2021 May; 15(5):E276-E280. . View in PubMed
  • Can video games enhance surgical skills acquisition for medical students? A systematic review. Surgery. 2021 Apr; 169(4):821-829.. View in PubMed
  • Standardized Reporting of Machine Learning Applications in Urology: The STREAM-URO Framework Eur Urol Focus. 2021 07; 7(4):672-682. . View in PubMed
  • Hospital-level Effects Contribute to Variations in Prostate Cancer Quality of Care Eur Urol Oncol. 2021 06; 4(3):494-497. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing the team’s perception on human factors in the operating environment Am J Surg. 2021 06; 221(6):1295-1297. . View in PubMed
  • Quantifying the “Assistant Effect” in Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP): Measures of Technical Performance J Surg Res. 2021 04; 260:307-314. . View in PubMed
  • Evidence that surgical performance predicts clinical outcomes World J Urol. 2020 Jul; 38(7):1595-1597. . View in PubMed
  • From box ticking to the black box: the evolution of operating room safety World J Urol. 2020 Jun; 38(6):1369-1372. . View in PubMed
  • Current Educational Interventions for Improving Technical Skills of Urology Trainees in Endourological Procedures: A Systematic Review J Endourol. 2020 07; 34(7):723-731. . View in PubMed
  • Response to Alken re: “Current Educational Interventions for Improving Technical Skills of Urology Trainees in Endourological Procedures: A Systematic Review” by Aditya et al J Endourol. 2020 07; 34(7):734. . View in PubMed
  • Objective Assessment and Standard Setting for Basic Flexible Ureterorenoscopy Skills Among Urology Trainees Using Simulation-Based Methods J Endourol. 2020 04; 34(4):495-501. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Deep Learning Models for Identifying Surgical Actions and Measuring Performance JAMA Netw Open. 2020 03 02; 3(3):e201664. . View in PubMed
  • Automated Methods of Technical Skill Assessment in Surgery: A Systematic Review J Surg Educ. 2019 Nov – Dec; 76(6):1629-1639. . View in PubMed
  • Improving access to surgical innovation in the community: Implementation of shared access model in Canadian healthcare Can Urol Assoc J. 2019 09; 13(9):E300-E302. . View in PubMed
  • Psychology and learning: The role of the clinical learning environment Med Teach. 2019 04; 41(4):375-379. . View in PubMed
  • A Novel Method of Setting Performance Standards in Surgery Using Patient Outcomes Ann Surg. 2019 01; 269(1):79-82. . View in PubMed
  • Variation and Trends in Antidepressant Prescribing for Men Undergoing Treatment for Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer: A Population-based Cohort Study Eur Urol. 2019 01; 75(1):3-7. . View in PubMed
  • Quantifying recall bias in surgical safety: a need for a modern approach to morbidity and mortality reviews Can J Surg 2019 02 01; 62(1):39-43. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Surgical Simulator Front Robot AI. 2019; 6:145. . View in PubMed
  • Understanding and Assessing Nontechnical Skills in Robotic Urological Surgery: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of the Validity Evidence J Surg Educ. 2019 Jan – Feb; 76(1):193-200. . View in PubMed
  • Simulation-Based Laparoscopic Surgery Crisis Resource Management Training-Predicting Technical and Nontechnical Skills J Surg Educ. 2018 Jul – Aug; 75(4):1113-1119. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical Education, Simulation, and Simulators-Updating the Concept of Validity Curr Urol Rep. 2018 May 17; 19(7):52. . View in PubMed
  • Implementing assessments of robot-assisted technical skill in urological education: a systematic review and synthesis of the validity evidence BJU Int. 2018 09; 122(3):501-519. . View in PubMed
  • Prostate-specific antigen testing for prostate cancer screening: A national survey of Canadian primary care physicians’ opinions and practices Can Urol Assoc J. 2017 Dec; 11(12):396-403. . View in PubMed
  • Feasibility of expert and crowd-sourced review of intraoperative video for quality improvement of intracorporeal urinary diversion during robotic radical cystectomy Can Urol Assoc J. 2017 Oct; 11(10):331-336. . View in PubMed
  • Surgeon Performance Predicts Early Continence After Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy J Endourol. 2017 09; 31(9):858-863. . View in PubMed
  • Editorial Comment J Urol. 2017 05; 197(5):1250. . View in PubMed
  • Systematic review to establish absolute standards for technical performance in surgery Br J Surg. 2017 Jan; 104(1):13-21. . View in PubMed
  • Using Data to Enhance Performance and Improve Quality and Safety in Surgery JAMA Surg. 2017 10 01; 152(10):972-973. . View in PubMed
  • Baseline Laparoscopic Skill May Predict Baseline Robotic Skill and Early Robotic Surgery Learning Curve J Endourol. 2016 05; 30(5):588-92. . View in PubMed