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Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Surgery Experts

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.

John R. Fowler, MD
Dr. John R. Fowler is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery. Additionally, he completed a hand surgery fellowship at UPMC.

Dr. Fowler specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. His areas of research interest include carpal tunnel syndrome, stress fractures, and the treatment of
trigger finger.

Gregg Lincoln Goldstrohm, MD
After 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.

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