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Charles Goldfarb, MD

Charles Goldfarb, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Pediatric and Adolescent Musculoskeletal Diseases, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Surgery and Co-Chief, Hand and Wrist Service
Medical Director, WU Orthopedics/Chesterfield

VideoPhysician Profile Video

Congenital Hand Blog

Clinical Specialty

Hand and Wrist Surgery

Clinical Interests
The evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries (including arthroscopic assessment), work-related injuries, degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis conditions, nerve compression syndromes, traumatic reconstruction, and congenital and upper extremity abnormalities

Research Interests
Dr. Goldfarb's primary research interests focus on the assessment of functional and aesthetic outcomes in congenital anomalies with a secondary focus on outcomes for common upper extremity conditions.

Dr. Goldfarb received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his medical doctorate degree from the University of Alabama. He completed his surgical internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldfarb completed fellowship training in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Cincinnati before joining the orthopaedic faculty at Washington University.

Leonard J. Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award, 2001. Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award, 2007. Best Doctors 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015. Recipient of the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship in Hand Surgery - 2009

Board Certifications
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand.

Medical Degree
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital /St. Louis Children’s Hospital GME Consortium / Washington University

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Cincinnati

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Dr. Goldfarb's Congenital Hand Blog

Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

International Dupuytren Society

Dr. Goldfarb's Videos

Physician Profile Video

Congenital Hand Overview

Congenital Trigger Thumb

Extra Digits

Osteochondral Defects

Radial Longitudinal Deficiency


Wrist sprains

Thumb pain (Gamekeeper's /skier's thumb)

Pediatric Orthopedic Sports Injuries


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