AHTF 2024 Happy Hour with a Scholar

Friday, September 27th

Speaker: Charles Goldfarb, MD

Title: Maximizing Your Impact

Location: ASHT Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO

Time: 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Session Description:

Dr. Goldfarb will be sharing his perspective on impact and how we can influence those around us in daily life and, more importantly, through the work we do. This will include involvement in national organizations, publishing, and various other forms of communication including social media, blogging, and podcasting.

Charles Goldfarb, MD

Speaker Bio:

Charles Goldfarb, MD is the inaugural Richard H. Gelberman Distinguished Professor and is the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University. In addition to his leadership role, Charles is an active hand and upper extremity surgeon caring for routine hand conditions with two special areas of focus. He treats children with birth differences of the upper extremity including those with missing bones, extra digits, deformity, and dysfunction. He also cares for athletes with upper extremity injuries, from the professional, to the high-level adolescent and collegiate athlete, to the weekend warrior.

Goldfarb’s clinical interests drive his research program, primarily focusing on advancing the understanding of birth differences of the upper extremity, including surgical outcomes, the classification of rare conditions, and improving our understanding of limb formation. He has more than 200 publications, has edited/co-edited 10 books, and speaks regularly nationally and internationally. He is particularly proud of establishing the CoULD Registry in 2014 which has grown to include 14 hospitals nationally (and an additional 20 hospitals awaiting inclusion) with more than 35 research projects that are changing the field. The success of CoULD has directly contributed to the development of 6 international registries, most based on the CoULD model, with continued and increasing international collaboration.

Tangential to his direct work, he is treasurer and on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and is the St. Louis Board Chair for the World Pediatric Project, an organization that provides healthcare for children in Central America and the Eastern Caribbean. Goldfard is the co-host of a popular podcast with nearly 400,000 downloads: The Upper Hand: Chuck and Chris Talk Hand Surgery.

Charles graduated from Williams College and received his MD from the University of Alabama. He completed his residency in orthopedics at Washington University and his fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Cincinnati. He has spent his entire career at Washington University School of Medicine.

Generously Underwritten by North Coast Medical

North Coast Medical & Rehabilitation Products

Past Scholar Honorees:


2023 David Green, MD

2022 Mark E Baratz, MD

2021 Susan Mackinnon, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S

2020 Scott Kozin, MD

2019 A. Lee Osterman, MD, FAOA

2018 Joy MacDermid, BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD

2017 Roy Meals, MD

2016 Sue Blackmore, MS, OTR/L, CHT, COMT, UL

2015 Peter Amadio, MD & Nancy Cannon, OTR, CHT

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