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Orthopedics / Hand and Wrist

Richard H. Gelberman, MD

Current Position
Fred C. Reynolds Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas
Hand and Wrist Surgery (Orthopedic)
Orthopedic Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity (Orthopedic)

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Visit Dr. Gelberman's page on the Orthopedic Surgery website

Patients Seen At
Peterson Hand Center
Orthopedic Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, A, 6
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Peterson Hand Center
Washington University Orthopedics
14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO  63017
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
All orthopedic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow in adults and children. Traumatic and degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist, fractures of the carpus and radius, brachial plexus palsy, tendon and nerve injuries, congenial deformities, wrist and elbow deformities due to rheumatoid arthritis.

Board Certification
Orthopedic Surgery -- Certified
Hand Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1965
Medical Degree: University Of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, 1969
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1975
Fellowship: Hand/Microsurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1977
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedics, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Awards and Honors
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Listed in America's Top Doctors,  2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Emmanuel Kaplan Award for Anatomical Excellence, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2008

President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2006-2007

Elected to the Institute of Medicine, 2003

President of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2001

Sumner Koch Award American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Seattle, WA, 1989

Emanuel Kaplan Award for Anatomical Excellence, American Society for Surgery for the Hand, Anaheim, California, 1983

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry
Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

Dr. Richard H. Gelberman reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014. Move your mouse over a header for more info.
Royalties: When a faculty member invents or conceives a new or improved process or product, the company that manufactures the product will make royalty payments to the faculty member. Royalty payments usually are a small percentage of the company’s revenue related to that product.
Consulting &
Advisory Boards
Consulting and Advisory Boards: Faculty may be paid to provide expertise to a company by being their consultant, or by serving on an advisory board.
Speaker Fees
Speaker Fees: Companies may pay faculty to speak to professional audiences about their products.
Medartis $25,001-$50,000   
To learn more about Washington University's policies on collaborations with industry, click here.

Editorial Responsibilities

Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Manning CN, Havlioglu N, Knutsen E, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Silva MJ, Thomopoulos S, Gelberman RH. The early inflammatory response after flexor tendon healing: A gene expression and histological analysis. J Orthop Res. 2014 May;32(5):645-52.

Fufa DT, Carlson MG, Calfee RP, Sriram N, Gelberman RH, Weiland AJ. Mid-term results following ulna shortening osteotomy. HSS J. 2014 Feb;10(1):13-7.

Osei DA, Stepan JG, Calfee RP, Thomopoulos S, Boyer MI, Potter R, Gelberman RH. The effect of suture caliber and number of core suture strands on zone II flexor tendon repair: a study in human cadavers. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Feb;39(2):262-8.

McKeon KE, London DA, Osei DA, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP. Ligamentous hyperlaxity and dorsal wrist ganglions. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Nov;38(11):2138-43.

Shen H, Gelberman RH, Silva MJ, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Thomopoulos S. BMP12 induces tenogenic differentiation of adipose-derived stromal cells. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 14;8(10):e77613.

Bogunovic L, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP. The impact of antiplatelet medication on hand and wrist surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jun;38(6):1063-70.

Shah CM, Calfee RP, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA. Outcomes of rigid night splinting and activity modification in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jun;38(6):1125-1130.e1.

Manning CN, Schwartz AG, Liu W, Xie J, Havlioglu N, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Silva MJ, Xia Y, Gelberman RH, Thomopoulos S. Controlled delivery of mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors using a nanofiber scaffold for tendon repair. Acta Biomater. 2013 Jun;9(6):6905-14.

McKeon KE, Gelberman RH, Calfee RP. Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb: phalangeal translation during valgus stress in human cadavera. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 15;95(10):881-7.

Levine WN, Braman JP, Gelberman RH, Black KP. Mentorship in orthopaedic surgery-road map to success for the mentor and the mentee: AOA critical issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 1;95(9):e591-5.

Osei DA, Padegimas EM, Calfee RP, Gelberman RH. Outcomes following modified oblique medial epicondylectomy for treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb;38(2):336-43.

Calfee RP, Shah CM, Canham CD, Wong AH, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA. The influence of insurance status on access to and utilization of a tertiary hand surgery referral center. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5;94(23):2177-84.

Fufa DT, Osei DA, Calfee RP, Silva MJ, Thomopoulos S, Gelberman RH. The effect of core and epitendinous suture modifications on repair of intrasynovial flexor tendons in an in vivo canine model. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Dec;37(12):2526-31.

Thomopoulos S, Kim HM, Silva MJ, Ntouvali E, Manning CN, Potter R, Seeherman H, Gelberman RH. Effect of bone morphogenetic protein 2 on tendon-to-bone healing in a canine flexor tendon model. J Orthop Res. 2012 Nov;30(11):1702-9.

Nelson GN, Potter R, Ntouvali E, Silva MJ, Boyer MI, Gelberman RH, Thomopoulos S. Intrasynovial flexor tendon repair: a biomechanical study of variations in suture application in human cadavera. J Orthop Res. 2012 Oct;30(10):1652-9.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Richard H. Gelberman

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