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Faculty Physicians

Matthew B. Dobbs, MD

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Foot Deformities
Pediatric Spinal Deformities
Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis

Languages

French

Areas of Clinical Interest

The treatment of all pediatric foot disorders with a particular interest in the Ponseti method of clubfoot correction as well as a minimally invasive approach to congenital vertical talus. Additional areas of clinical expertise include the surgical management of scoliosis and the treatment of pediatric orthopedic trauma

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Shriner's Hospital for Children - St Louis

4400 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Shriners Hosptial for Children, St. Louis, Missouri 2001
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 2000
Medical Degree: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1995

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Deletions of 5' HOXC genes are associated with lower extremity malformations, including clubfoot and vertical talus.
Alvarado DM, McCall K, Hecht JT, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
J Med Genet. 2016 Jan 4; pii: jmedgenet-2015-103505. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2015-103505.

PMID:
    26729820
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A polygenic burden of rare variants across extracellular matrix genes among individuals with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Haller G, Alvarado D, Mccall K, Yang P, Cruchaga C, Harms M, Goate A, Willing M, Morcuende JA, Baschal E, Miller NH, Wise C, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Jan 1; 25(1)202-9. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddv463.

PMID:
    26566670
    [PubMed - in process]
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Does Strict Adherence to the Ponseti Method Improve Isolated Clubfoot Treatment Outcomes? A Two-institution Review.
Miller NH, Carry PM, Mark BJ, Engelman GH, Georgopoulos G, Graham S, Dobbs MB
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jan; 474(1)237-43. doi: 10.1007/s11999-015-4559-4.

PMID:
    26394639
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgical Reconstruction for Talocalcaneal Coalitions With Severe Hindfoot Valgus Deformity.
Masquijo JJ, Vazquez I, Allende V, Lanfranchi L, Torres-Gomez A, Dobbs MB
J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Sep 14;

PMID:
    26371942
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Congenital Vertical Talus: Etiology and Management.
Miller M, Dobbs MB
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Oct; 23(10)604-11. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-14-00034.

PMID:
    26337950
    [PubMed - in process]
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Genetic Risk for Aortic Aneurysm in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Haller G, Alvarado DM, Willing MC, Braverman AC, Bridwell KH, Kelly M, Lenke LG, Luhmann SJ, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Sep 2; 97(17)1411-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.O.00290.

PMID:
    26333736
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Treatment of Congenital Vertical Talus: Comparison of Minimally Invasive and Extensive Soft-Tissue Release Procedures at Minimum Five-Year Follow-up.
Yang JS, Dobbs MB
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Aug 19; 97(16)1354-65. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.01002.

PMID:
    26290087
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial: Estimating survivorship in the face of competing risks.
Wongworawat MD, Dobbs MB, Gebhardt MC, Gioe TJ, Leopold SS, Manner PA, Rimnac CM, Porcher R
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Apr; 473(4)1173-6. doi: 10.1007/s11999-015-4182-4.

PMID:
    25670658
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Exome sequencing identifies a rare HSPG2 variant associated with familial idiopathic scoliosis.
Baschal EE, Wethey CI, Swindle K, Baschal RM, Gowan K, Tang NL, Alvarado DM, Haller GE, Dobbs MB, Taylor MR, Gurnett CA, Jones KL, Miller NH
G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Dec 12; 5(2)167-74. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.015669.

PMID:
    25504735
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Soft-Tissue Abnormalities Associated with Treatment-Resistant and Treatment-Responsive Clubfoot: Findings of MRI Analysis.
Moon DK, Gurnett CA, Aferol H, Siegel MJ, Commean PK, Dobbs MB
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 6; 96(15)1249-1256.

PMID:
    25100771
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Are copy number variants associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
Buchan JG, Alvarado DM, Haller G, Aferol H, Miller NH, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct; 472(10)3216-25. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3766-8.

PMID:
    25005481
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rare variants in FBN1 and FBN2 are associated with severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Buchan JG, Alvarado DM, Haller GE, Cruchaga C, Harms MB, Zhang T, Willing MC, Grange DK, Braverman AC, Miller NH, Morcuende JA, Tang NL, Lam TP, Ng BK, Cheng JC, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Oct 1; 23(19)5271-82. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddu224.

PMID:
    24833718
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Serial casting for neuromuscular flatfoot and vertical talus in an adolescent with hereditary spastic paraplegia.
Sweet LA, OʼNeill LM, Dobbs MB
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Summer; 26(2)253-64. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000023.

PMID:
    24675132
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genome-wide association study identifies new disease loci for isolated clubfoot.
Zhang TX, Haller G, Lin P, Alvarado DM, Hecht JT, Blanton SH, Stephens Richards B, Rice JP, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
J Med Genet. 2014 May; 51(5)334-9. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2014-102303.

PMID:
    24667120
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fairness to all: gender and sex in scientific reporting.
Leopold SS, Beadling L, Dobbs MB, Gebhardt MC, Lotke PA, Manner PA, Rimnac CM, Wongworawat MD
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb; 472(2)391-2. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3397-5.

PMID:
    24276859
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Active management of financial conflicts of interest on the Editorial Board of CORR.
Leopold SS, Beadling L, Dobbs MB, Gebhardt MC, Lotke PA, Rimnac CM, Wongworawat MD
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Nov; 471(11)3393-4. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3279-x.

PMID:
    24057190
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.
Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB
N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17; 369(16)1512-21. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1307337.

PMID:
    24047455
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Design of the Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST).
Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 1; 38(21)1832-41. doi: 10.1097/01.brs.0000435048.23726.3e.

PMID:
    24026162
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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MYBPC1 mutations impair skeletal muscle function in zebrafish models of arthrogryposis.
Ha K, Buchan JG, Alvarado DM, McCall K, Vydyanath A, Luther PK, Goldsmith MI, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Dec 15; 22(24)4967-77. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddt344.

PMID:
    23873045
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A treatment algorithm for stable slipped capital femoral epiphysis deformity.
Schoenecker PL, Gordon JE, Luhmann SJ, Dobbs MB, Keeler KA, Clohisy JC
J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33 Suppl 1S103-11. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31829774d6.

PMID:
    23764781
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014.

Company Name: D-Bar Enterprises

Royalties: $10,001 - $25,000

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,001 - $25,000

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015