Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Surgery Experts
Lance M. Brunton, MD
Dr. Brunton is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a candidate member of the AAOS, ASSH, and AAHS. His focus is on the treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow, as well as microsurgical reconstruction of nerve and blood vessel disorders of the upper extremity. He has a special interest in pediatric hand disorders and sports-related injuries of the upper extremity. Dr. Brunton is a hand consultant for several local college and high school athletic teams.
A summa cum laude graduate in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brunton earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and a hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Brunton serves on the teaching faculty for the Miller orthopaedic board review course and is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. He has been involved in extensive volunteer efforts locally and nationally through the Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program, AmeriCorps, and Special Olympics.
Robert J. Goitz, MD
Chief, Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Dr. Goitz is chief of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in the UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a lead member of the hand transplant surgical team. Chosen as one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 2005, Dr. Goitz has contributed to more than 80 publications, has given more than 70 regional, national, and international presentations, and serves as a consultant editor for three major medical journals. Dr. Goitz specializes in all disorders of the arm from hand to shoulder, including nerve disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon problems, such as rotator cuff tears, joint arthroscopy, and pediatric/congenital problems.
Dr. Goitz received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His surgical training included a general surgery internship and orthopaedic residency at UPMC, followed by a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center. Dr. Goitz currently holds the position as associate professor in three different areas of study — orthopaedic surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and bioengineering at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering. His research interests include osteoarthritis of the hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, forearm biomechanics, and wrist injuries.
Gregg Lincoln Goldstrohm, MD
After completing completing both his undergraduate and residency at the UPMC, Dr. Goldstrohm joined the UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He also is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in hand and upper extremity surgery.
Robert A. Kaufmann, MD
Dr. Kauffman is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a practicing UPMC physician, specializing in both pediatric orthopaedic surgery, and hand and upper extremity surgery. Board-certified in both orthopaedic surgery and surgery of the hand, Dr. Kaufmann received his undergraduate and residency training at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his fellowship at the Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia Hand Center.