Charles Goldfarb, MD

Charles Goldfarb, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Pediatric and Adolescent 

Musculoskeletal Diseases, Orthopedic Surgery

Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Surgery 

Co-Chief, Hand and Microsurgery Service

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Dr. Goldfarb specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all conditions related to the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and finger conditions, including sports-related injuries, work-related injuries, degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis conditions, nerve compression syndromes, and traumatic reconstruction.

He cares for patients of all ages, but is particularly committed to the care of children with birth and acquired problems of the upper extremity. This includes birth anomalies, difficulties related to trauma, and acquired conditions of any type including tumors.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Clubhand
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Distal Biceps Rupture
  • Elbow pain
  • Elbow OCD/osteochondritis
  • Polydactyly
  • Sports injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Stiff elbow
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendonitis
  • TFCC tears
  • Trigger digit
  • Wrist ligament injury

Common Procedures

  • Arthritic wrist and hand reconstruction
  • Clubhand
  • Elbow
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Hand masses
  • Hypoplastic thumb
  • Polydactyly
  • Tendonitis
  • Treatment of common hand disorders including trigger finger
  • Treatment of congenital hand abnormalities including syndactyly
  • Wrist and hand arthroscopy

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

    4S60, Suite 1B

    One Children's Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

    13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

    Town and Country, MO 63017

  • Shriners Hospital for Children

    4400 Clayton Ave.

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Washington University Orthopedics / Chesterfield

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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.

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

Background

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.

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

  • Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Milestones

Dr. Goldfarb received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his medical doctorate degree from the University of Alabama where he was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society. 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.

Dr. Goldfarb has been consistently recognized as Best Doctor in America since 2007, and has been recognized as a physician with the Top 10% Patient Satisfaction Scores at Washington University School of Medicine since 2012. He received the Palma Chironis Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016, and the Lee T. Ford Award for Academic Achievement in 2014. He was awarded the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship in Hand Surgery by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2009.

Committees:

  • Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Surgery, St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2015-present
  • Vice Chair, Pediatric and Adolescent Musculoskeletal Diseases, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Assistant Team Physician for the St. Louis Rams Professional Football Team, 2003-2007. Also served as Consulting Physician for injuries of the hand and wrist.
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery, 2003- Present; Reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2005-present, and The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005- present.
  • Various Committees for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2007- present
  • Information Technology Committee, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2003-2007

Make an Appointment

Dr. Goldfarb’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

Town and Country, MO 63017

Shriners Hospital for Children

4400 Clayton Ave.

St Louis, MO 63110

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

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