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Ryan Calfee, MD

Ryan Calfee, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Medical Director, Washington University
and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

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Clinical Interests

Hand and elbow trauma, nerve compressions and injuries, arthritis of the hand and wrist, tendon conditions of the upper-extremity

Research Interests

Dr. Calfee is actively involved in clinical research.  He has investigated the use of patient-reported health measures in upper-extremity surgery.  He continues research into optimizing treatment for distal radius fractures with a focus on the older adult with wrist fractures.

Background
Dr. Calfee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Calfee completed his residency at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI, where he also completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma. In addition, Dr. Calfee completed a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

Awards

Brown University School of Medicine
2006  Haffenreffer House Staff Excellence Award
2005    Lifespan Young Investigator Award: Top Award of Clinical Sciences
            Factors Affecting Pre-Operative Pain, Function, and General Health Status in Patients with
           Advanced Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis.  Calfee RP, Patel A, Green A.

Washington University School of Medicine
2015    Attending Physician Excellence in Teaching Award – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
(voted by residents)
2014    Attending Physician Excellence in Teaching Award – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (voted by residents)
2013 Distinguished Service Teaching Award for “Practice of Medicine Small-Group Leader of the Year” for academic year 2012-2013.
2013    Jerome J Gilden Distinguished Physician Award– Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2013    Lee T Ford Award for Academic Achievement – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Top
           research productivity among assistant/associate professors)
2012    Top 10% of Washington University Physicians Patient Satisfaction
2012    Attending Physician Excellence in Teaching Award – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (voted by residents)
2011    Attending Physician Excellence in Teaching Award – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (voted by residents)
2010    Attending Physician Excellence in Teaching Award – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (voted by residents)
2000    Alpha Omega Alpha
2000    McGraw Hill and Appleton Lange Medical Publications Student Award
(academic achievement)  

National

2015    Best Clinical Pearl Award for Posters at 2015 ASSH Annual Meeting for “Wessel LE,
           Canham RB, Fufa DT, LaBore A, Boyer MI,
Calfee RP. Outcomes of Carpal and Cubital
           Tunnel Surgery for Double Crush.”
2014 Southern California Society for Surgery of the Hand Award for Journal of Hand Surgery 2013 Article of the Year Award for “Bogunovic L, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP. The Impact of Antiplatelet Medication on Hand and Wrist Surgery. J Hand Surg [Am] 38:10 63-1070, 2013. 
2014  Emanuel B. Kaplan Award at 2014 ASSH Annual Meeting for “Anatomic Relationships and Branching Patterns of the Ulnar Dorsal Cutaneous Nerve(s). American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, October 2-5 2013.”
2013  Sumner L. Koch Award for “The Impact of Antiplatelet Medication on Hand and Wrist Surgery. Paper 29:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Chicago,IL, September 5-8, 2012.”

 

Board Certifications
Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified 07/23/10 

Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 09/10/12 

Medical Degree
Washington University School of Medicine

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital

Fellowship
Orthopaedic Trauma, Rhode Island Hospital
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Cincinnati

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Resources


American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Videos


Physician Profile Video

Hand fractures

Wrist fractures

Thumb injuries

Work-related injuries of the hand and wrist

Ryan Calfee replants a patients thumb

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