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Deniz Goss,PA-C

“My #1 goal is to take great care of people. Nothing less.”

Deniz Goss holds regular clinic hours at the Spine Center, where her responsibilities include ordering and interpreting diagnostic studies as well as prescribing and monitoring treatment modalities. In addition, she assists her husband, Dr. David Goss, during surgery.

Deniz has always been intrigued by medicine. As a child she would bring a list of questions to ask during her pediatrician appointments. As a young woman, she furthered that interest with a degree in Biopsychology at the University of California – Santa Barbara. But it was as a college lacrosse coach that she found her true calling, when her team’s doctor handed her an application for the school’s new PA program.

Today Deniz is an essential member of the SMOC team. Her responsibilities at the Spine Center include evaluating and managing various spine related disorders for patients suffering from a range of acute and work related injuries to chronic degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.


  • Cervical Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lumbosacral Spine


  • Certificate, Physician Assistant Sciences, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biopsychology, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Related Experience

  • PA/Emergency Medicine – Emergency Physicians of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, VA
  • PA/Emergency Medicine – Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT
  • PA/Surgery – Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, VT
  • Physical Therapy Aide – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach – Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

Certifications / Special Training

  • NCCPA certified in medicine and surgery since 1998
  • ACLS certified since 1997
  • BLS certified since 1996
  • CPR certified since 1991

What Sets SMOC Apart?

When folks ask why SMOC is “better” than some other practices—it’s hard to offer an objective explanation. Really, the proof is in our patients’ satisfaction. We put them first and it shows.

Emerging Treatments

Part of Deniz’s responsibilities include constantly evaluating new breakthroughs in treatment—and she won’t hesitate to tell you what will and won’t work, and why. Just ask!

  • North American Spine Society Logo
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The University Of Virginia