In June, Dr. Charles Goldfarb was appointed chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldfarb will also serve as vice chair of pediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal diseases in the department of orthopedics.

Dr. Goldfarb, professor of orthopedics and a national leader in the care and treatment of pediatric hand deformities, completed his residency at Washington University and returned as a member of the faculty following his fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati. 

“This is an exciting time for pediatric orthopedics at Washington University,” said Joan Magruder, hospital president. “Just in the month of June, two spectacular new facilities were opened, the St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center and the new St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children. We clearly have the facilities, talented and committed people, history, and research programs, as well as the opportunities to become the best pediatric orthopedic program in the United States.”  

Dr. Goldfarb has received numerous teaching awards, including the Jerome J. Gilden Award in 2007. He was appointed as the medical director at the Orthopedic Clinic (OC) in Chesterfield upon its opening in 2007. Under his leadership, the OC has become the model at Washington University and across the BJC system for the efficient delivery of high quality, patient-centered care. It has also provided an environment for resident and fellow education and training.