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Matthew Dobbs, MD

Matthew Dobbs, MD
Professor

Clinical Specialty
Pediatric Orthopaedics with special expertise in Pediatric Foot Deformities

Clinical Interests
Minimally invasive approaches for clubfoot and vertical talus. He also has clinical expertise in congenital and developmental foot anomalies, skeletal dysplasias, torticollis, neurofibromatosis, cerebral palsy spasticity, and knee
and hip disorders.

Research Interests
Genetic aspects of orthopaedic conditions. His research has led to finding key developmental gene
abnormalities in idiopathic clubfoot and scoliosis.

Background
Dr. Dobbs completed his medical school education at the University of Iowa in 1991 and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 1995. He then completed a one year Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship with additional training in pediatric spinal deformity in 2001. He is the recipient of the 2002 Hunterian Society Gold Medal. He has authored many articles and is active in research related to the genetic aspects of orthopaedic conditions. His research has led to the chromosomal localization of triphalangeal thumb. He is the 2002 recipient of the Hunterian Medal Award for his research entitled, "Localization of Dominantly Inherited Isolated Triphalangeal Thumb to Chromosomal Region 7q36."

Awards
2005-2014, Best Doctors in America® list, Hunterian Medal (2002), for his research entitled “Localization of Dominantly Inherited Isolated Triphalangeal Thumb to Chromosomal Region 7q36"

Board Certifications
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medical Degree
University of Iowa College of Medicine

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Fellowship
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shriners Hospital for Children

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Ponseti Information

Clubfoot Message Board

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Tendon lengthening

Young athletes and elbow pain (Little Leaguer's Elbow)

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