Matthew B. Dobbs, MD

Dobbs_Matthew[1]Dr. Matthew B. Dobbs is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. A pediatric orthopedist specialist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Dr. Dobbs specializes in the treatment of pediatric spine and foot deformities and has been listed in Best Doctors in America. He is nationally recognized for his skill at treating all pediatric foot disorders, including the use of the Ponseti method of clubfoot correction, as well as for a minimally invasive approach toward the treatment of congenital vertical talus. Additional clinical interests include the surgical management of scoliosis, limb length discrepancies, and the treatment of pediatric orthopedic trauma. He and his team are actively searching for the genetic factors responsible for clubfoot and other musculoskeletal anomalies. Along with Dr. Christina Gurnett, Dr. Dobbs is co-director of the Washington University Musculoskeletal Genetics Laboratory. Dr. Dobbs earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1995. Following a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, he completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.