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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

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 received the Leonard J. Marmor Surgical Arthritis Award for Excellence in Resident Research, 2001 and the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award in 2007.  He was awarded the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship in Hand Surgery by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2009.

Additional Appointments/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

Medical Director, Washington University Orthopedic Center, 2006-present

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

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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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