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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

Shriners Hospitals for Children

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

St. Louis 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

Editorial: How Does CORR <sup>®</sup> Evaluate Survey Studies?
Dobbs MB, Gebhardt MC, Gioe TJ, Manner PA, Porcher R, Rimnac CM, Wongworawat MD, Leopold SS
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jun 29; doi: 10.1007/s11999-017-5430-6.

PMID:
    28664262
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Functional Outcomes of Childhood Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy 20 to 28 Years Later.
Park TS, Liu JL, Edwards C, Walter DM, Dobbs MB
Cureus. 2017 May 17; 9(5)e1256. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1256.

PMID:
    28649479
    [PubMed - in process]
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Scoliosis severity does not impact the risk of scoliosis in family members.
Rudnick SB, Zabriskie H, Ho J, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Jun 16; doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000473.

PMID:
    28628580
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Beneficial Effects of Childhood Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy in Adulthood.
Park TS, Edwards C, Liu JL, Walter DM, Dobbs MB
Cureus. 2017 Mar 5; 9(3)e1077. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1077.

PMID:
    28401027
    [PubMed - in process]
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The 2017 ABJS Nicolas Andry Award: Advancing Personalized Medicine for Clubfoot Through Translational Research.
Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jun; 475(6)1716-1725. doi: 10.1007/s11999-017-5290-0.

PMID:
    28236079
    [PubMed - in process]
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Editor's Spotlight/Take 5: Lawnmowers Versus Children: The Devastation Continues.
Dobbs MB
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr; 475(4)947-949. doi: 10.1007/s11999-017-5235-7.

PMID:
    28078637
    [PubMed - in process]
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Massively parallel single-nucleotide mutagenesis using reversibly terminated inosine.
Haller G, Alvarado D, McCall K, Mitra RD, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Nat Methods. 2016 Nov; 13(11)923-924. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4015.

PMID:
    27694911
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Design and descriptive data of the randomized Clubfoot Foot Abduction Brace Length of Treatment Study (FAB24).
Dobbs MB, Frick SL, Mosca VS, Raney E, VanBosse HJ, Lerman JA, Talwalkar VR, Steger-May K, Gurnett CA
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Mar; 26(2)101-107. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000387.

PMID:
    27632641
    [PubMed - in process]
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Editorial: How the Words We Use Affect the Care We Deliver.
Ring DC, Dobbs MB, Gioe TJ, Manner PA, Leopold SS
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Oct; 474(10)2079-80. doi: 10.1007/s11999-016-4993-y.

PMID:
    27457621
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial: The Graying of the (Funded) Musculoskeletal Scientist.
Leopold SS, Dobbs MB, Rimnac CM
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Aug; 474(8)1745-8. doi: 10.1007/s11999-016-4909-x.

PMID:
    27233504
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial: Orthopaedic Surgeons Should Recommend That Children and Young Adults Not Play Tackle Football.
Leopold SS, Dobbs MB
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jul; 474(7)1533-7. doi: 10.1007/s11999-016-4835-y.

PMID:
    27113594
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 Apr; 53(4)250-5. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2015-103505.

PMID:
    26729820
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgical Reconstruction for Talocalcaneal Coalitions With Severe Hindfoot Valgus Deformity.
Javier Masquijo J, Vazquez I, Allende V, Lanfranchi L, Torres-Gomez A, Dobbs MB
J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Jun; 37(4)293-297. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000642.

PMID:
    26371942
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Cheng JC, Castelein RM, Chu WC, Danielsson AJ, Dobbs MB, Grivas TB, Gurnett CA, Luk KD, Moreau A, Newton PO, Stokes IA, Weinstein SL, Burwell RG
Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2015 Sep 24; 115030. doi: 10.1038/nrdp.2015.30.

PMID:
    27188385
    [PubMed]
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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 2016.

Company Name: D-Bar

Royalties: $10,001 - $25,000

Equity: No

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

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017