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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
Salt Lake City
801-581-7719

Sugar House Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2000

University of Utah Hospital

Plastic Surgery, Area E
Salt Lake City
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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    April 24, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Took time to explain and answered questions

    April 10, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Goodenough positively engaged my daughter, the patient, and the whole interaction went well.

    March 24, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Knowledgeable, skilled surgeon, great with his patients, involves his patients in making decisions on their healthcare.

    March 12, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    I felt like I had to ask a lot of questions in order to understand why he wanted to do certain things or was making certain decisions. I wish that he had explained his reasonings more.

    March 03, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Great surgeon. Very knowledgeable and skilled in what he does.

    March 01, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I am really happy with his knowledge and bedside manners. Dr Goodenough seemed genuinely concerned. I would definitely recommend him and his staff.

    February 28, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    He is very understanding and explains everything to where you understand what is going to happen.

    February 27, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr goodenough is a skilled wonderful doctor and I would send any one that needed this service to him . All the other doctors that helped during the needs needed were wonderful as well

    February 24, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Not getting clear answers to questions

  • 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)