Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Director, Orthopedic Center, Chesterfield
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Hand and Wrist Surgery (Orthopedic)
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Areas of Clinical Interest
Washington University School of Medicine,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
Surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow, particularly pediatric orthopedic surgery focusing on congenital hand conditions, treatment of degenerative and rheumatic conditions, work-and-sports-related injuries, nerve compression syndromes and traumatic reconstruction.
Areas of Research Interest
Dr. Goldfarb’s primary research focus is the assessment of functional and aesthetic outcomes in congenital anomalies with a secondary focus on outcomes for common upper extremity conditions.
B.A.: Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1992
Medical Degree: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville, Alabama, 1996
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Fellowship: Hand and Wrist Surgery, University of Cincinnati/Hand Surgery Specialists, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002
Honors and Awards
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children — St. Louis
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award, 2007
Leonard J. Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award, 2001
Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Goldfarb CA, Steffen JA, Stutz CM. "Complex Syndactyly: Aesthetic and Objective Outcomes." J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Aug 30.
Fufa DT, Goldfarb CA. "Fractures of the thumb and finger metacarpals in athletes." Hand Clin. 2012 Aug;28(3):379-88.
Wall LB, Goldfarb CA. "Metacarpophalangeal joint arthroscopy: outcomes for the painful, radiographically normal joint." J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Jul 9.
Goldfarb CA, Steffen JA, Whyte MP. "Idiopathic multicentric osteolysis: upper extremity manifestations and surgical considerations during childhood." J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Aug;37(8):1677-83.
Stutz CM, Calfee RP, Steffen JA, Goldfarb CA. "Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome in pediatric and adolescent patients." J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Apr;37(4): 657-62.
Goldfarb CA, Patterson JM, Sutter M, Krauss M, Steffen JA, Galatz L. "Elbow radiographic anatomy: measurement techniques and normative data." J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Sep;21(9):1236-46.
Calfee RP, Sutter M, Steffen JA, Goldfarb CA. "Skeletal and chronological ages in American adolescents: current findings in skeletal maturation." J Child Orthop. 2010 Oct;4(5):467-70.
Bumpass DB, Kyriakos M, Rubin DA, Manske PR, Goldfarb CA. "Myxoid chondrosarcoma of the phalanx with an EWS translocation: a case report and review of the literature." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Mar 16;93(6):e23.
Goldfarb CA. "Congenital hand surgery research and education: observations of the 2009-2010 Bunnell Traveling Fellow." J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Apr;36(4):699-702.
Van Zeeland NL, Bae DS, Goldfarb CA. "Intra-articular radial head fracture in the skeletally immature patient: progressive radial head subluxation and rapid radiocapitellar degeneration." J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Mar;31(2):124-9.
Goldfarb CA, Strauss NL, Wall LB, Calfee RP. "Defining ulnar variance in the adolescent wrist: measurement technique and interobserver reliability." J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Feb;36(2): 272-7.
Calfee RP, Manske PR, Gelberman RH, Van Steyn MO, Steffen J, Goldfarb CA. "Clinical assessment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow: reliability of instability testing and the association of hypermobility with clinical symptoms." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 1;92(17):2801-8.
Shah C, Manske PR, Goldfarb CA. "A child with longitudinal cleavage of the upper extremity: treatment and etiology considerations." J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Nov;35(11):1762-7.
Pike JM, Manske PR, Steffen JA, Goldfarb CA. "Ulnocarpal epiphyseal arthrodesis for recurrent deformity after centralization for radial longitudinal deficiency." J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Nov;35(11):1755-61
Strauss NL, Goldfarb CA. "Arthroscopic management of traumatic peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex tears." J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jan;36(1):136-8.
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