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Christopher Goodenough
( out of 81 reviews )

Christopher Goodenough, MD, MPH

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Primary Children's Hospital

Pediatric Plastic Surgery
801-581-7719

University of Utah Hospital

Plastic Surgery, Area E
801-581-7719
  • Christopher Goodenough, MD, MPH is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the University of Utah specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He completed his surgical training at the University of Texas - Houston, which included significant experience with complex traumatic and oncologic reconstructions. He completed his hand fellowship at The Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, where he participated in cutting-edge microvascular and nerve reconstruction techniques.

    In his free time, Dr. Goodenough enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and skiing.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 81 reviews )

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    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    August 25, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He was great to talk too. I'm grateful that he was able to look at my case and come up with ideas on how to possibly get a better outcome. I'm extremely grateful.

    July 22, 2023
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Muy buen professional

    July 19, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Very attentive to what I had to say. At the same time doctor made certain he interjected any and all vital information

    May 07, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I know don't think I could have a had a better surgeon that treated me with so much care and understanding from the beginning to the end. For this I thank you more than words can express!!

    April 22, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    He is very professional and kind. The scheduling of personal face to face meetings needs to be better handled.

    April 19, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    He was professional, knowledgeable, thorough, candid, confident and engaging, a real person and a highly qualified Doctor.

    April 17, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    He was great

    April 07, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    The surgeon is amazing. His care for me has been excellent even when an emergency happened and he was called away for an emergency.

    April 05, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Goodenough was absolutely perfect. I trust and respect him.

  • Christopher Goodenough, MD, MPH is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the University of Utah specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He completed his surgical training at the University of Texas - Houston, which included significant experience with complex traumatic and oncologic reconstructions. He completed his hand fellowship at The Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, where he participated in cutting-edge microvascular and nerve reconstruction techniques.

    In his free time, Dr. Goodenough enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and skiing.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Surgery

    Education history

    Fellowship Hand Surgery - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine/Buncke Clinic Fellow
    Plastic Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School Resident
    Residency Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School Resident
    Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School Intern
    Graduate Training Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine M.P.H.
    Medicine - Tulane University School of Medicine M.D.
    Undergraduate Concentration: Medicine and the Politics of Poverty - New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Goodenough CJ, Anderson KT, Cepeda A Jr, Smith KE, Hanfland RA, Wadhwa N, Teichgraeber JF, Greives MR (2020). Impact of Cardiac Risk Factors in the Postsurgical Outcomes of Patients With Cleft Lip. J Craniofac Surg, 32(3), 944-946. (Read full article)
    2. Goodenough CJ, Moffitt JK, Wainwright DJ, Cantor AD, Nguyen PD, Teichgraeber JF, Greives MR (2020). Cervical Spine Injuries in Pediatric Maxillofacial Trauma: An Under-Recognized Problem. J Craniofac Surg, 31(3), 775-777. (Read full article)
    3. Goodenough CJ, Anderson KT, Smith KE, Hanfland RA, Wadhwa N, Teichgraeber JF, Greives MR (2018). Impact of Cardiac Risk Factors in the Postsurgical Outcomes of Patients With Cleft Palate: Analysis of the 2012-2014 NSQIP Database. Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 56(5), 595-600. (Read full article)
    4. Goodenough CJ, Cobb TA, Holcomb JB (2018). Use of REBOA to stabilize in-hospital iatrogenic intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open, 3(1), e000165. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Goodenough CJ, Slovacek CA, Greives MR (2020). Paint It Blue: Methylene Blue in Burn Care. [Review]. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 8(10), e3079. (Read full article)
    2. Holihan JL, Hannon C, Goodenough C, Flores-Gonzalez JR, Itani KM, Olavarria O, Mo J, Ko TC, Kao LS, Liang MK (2017). Ventral Hernia Repair: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. [Review]. Surg Infect (Larchmt), 18(6), 647-658. (Read full article)
    3. Holihan JL, Alawadi ZM, Harris JW, Harvin J, Shah SK, Goodenough CJ, Kao LS, Liang MK, Roth JS, Walker PA, Ko TC (2016). Ventral hernia: Patient selection, treatment, and management. [Review]. Curr Probl Surg, 53(7), 307-54. (Read full article)
    4. Holihan JL, Alawadi ZM, Harris JW, Harvin J, Shah SK, Goodenough CJ, Kao LS, Liang MK, Roth JS, Walker PA, Ko TC (2016). Ventral hernia: Patient selection, treatment, and management. [Review]. Curr Probl Surg, 53(7), 307-54. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Goodenough CJ, Afifi RO, Prakash SK, Buja LM, Lamaris GA (2020). Ulnar Artery Aneurysm as a Late Sequela of Marfan Syndrome. J Hand Surg Am, 45(11), 1090.e1-1090.e5. (Read full article)
    2. Ehmann MR, Goodenough CJ, Lotterman CD, Warrier RP (2012). Concurrent JAK2(V617F) mutation and MTHFR(C677T) homozygosity in an adolescent with polycythemia vera: case report and discussion. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 52(7), 671-4. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Goodenough CJ, Liang MK, Kao LS (2015). Developing Useful Multivariable Models: In Reply to Xue and colleagues. [Letter to the editor]. J Am Coll Surg, 222(1), 102-3. (Read full article)