January 13, 2021

Ryan Calfee, MD, MSc, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, was recently selected as chief of the Hand and Microsurgery Service. Dr. Calfee succeeds Martin Boyer, MD, FRCS(C) and Charles Goldfarb, MD, who led the division as co-chiefs for the past 23 years and 10 years, respectively, and helped shaped the successful, renowned hand program that we have today.  

Dr. Calfee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where he also completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Calfee completed an additional fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Calfee is the Medical Director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Orthopedic Center, and serves as a school-wide leader in Washington University School of Medicine’s PROMIS® initiative (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System). For the last five years, Dr. Calfee has served as methodology editor and is now the deputy editor-in-chief for the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Calfee is also currently in his third year on the council for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Calfee is actively involved in clinical research, including the use of PROMIS in outcomes research and the inter-relationships between mental and physical health. His clinical interests include hand and elbow trauma, nerve compressions and injuries, arthritis of the hand and wrist and tendon conditions of the upper-extremity.

We look forward to Dr. Calfee's leadership and our continued success of providing exceptional hand and upper extremity care to the St. Louis region. 

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