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Charles Goldfarb, M.D.

Charles Goldfarb, M.D.

Charles Goldfarb, M.D., cares for patients of all ages, performing surgery of the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. He is particularly committed to the care of children with birth and acquired problems of the upper extremities. This includes birth anomalies, difficulties related to trauma and acquired conditions of any type including tumors. He regularly lectures and writes on congenital (birth) anomalies of the upper extremities. He prefers to use minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures when appropriate. Dr. Goldfarb is consistently recognized in The Best Doctors in America list.

Dr. Goldfarb is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a certificate of added qualification in surgery of the hand. He is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, as well as chief of orthopedic surgery and co-chief of the hand and wrist service at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has served as an assistant team physician for the St. Louis Rams and currently serves as the consulting physician for injuries of the hand and wrist.


  • Medical School, University of Alabama
  • Internship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
  • Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
  • Fellowship, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Related information:

  • Dr. Goldfarb’s research interests include the assessment of functional and aesthetic outcomes in congenital anomalies with a secondary focus on outcomes for common upper extremity conditions.
  • Academic profile: Washington University School of Medicine.
  • To see Dr. Goldfarb's recent academic papers, click the link above and choose the tab "Publication and Research."
  • View Dr. Goldfarb's blog here.
  • View Dr. Goldfarb's podcast here.

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