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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

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
Suite 1C
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: 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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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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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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CORR Insights™: Can a triple pelvic osteotomy for adult symptomatic hip dysplasia provide relief of symptoms for 25 years?
Dobbs MB
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb; 471(2)591-2. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2702-z.

PMID:
    23212770
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Polygenic threshold model with sex dimorphism in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: the Carter effect.
Kruse LM, Buchan JG, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Aug 15; 94(16)1485-91.

PMID:
    22992817
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Copy number analysis of 413 isolated talipes equinovarus patients suggests role for transcriptional regulators of early limb development.
Alvarado DM, Buchan JG, Frick SL, Herzenberg JE, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
Eur J Hum Genet. 2013 Apr; 21(4)373-80. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2012.177.

PMID:
    22892537
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Minimally invasive approach for the treatment of non-isolated congenital vertical talus.
Chalayon O, Adams A, Dobbs MB
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun 6; 94(11)e73. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00164.

PMID:
    22637213
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An analysis of suboptimal outcomes of medial malleolus fractures in skeletally immature children.
Luhmann SJ, Oda JE, O'Donnell J, Keeler KA, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012 Mar; 41(3)113-6.

PMID:
    22530207
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Titanium elastic nailing radius and ulna fractures in adolescents.
Wall L, O'Donnell JC, Schoenecker PL, Keeler KA, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2012 Sep; 21(5)482-8. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e3283528db5.

PMID:
    22415404
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Immobilization after pinning of supracondylar distal humerus fractures in children: use of the A-frame cast.
McKeon KE, O'Donnell JC, Bashyal R, Hou CC, Luhmann SJ, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE
J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jan-Feb; 32(1)e1-5. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31823db1b4.

PMID:
    22173398
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Isolated navicular-medial cuneiform tarsal coalition revisited: a case report.
Ross JR, Dobbs MB
J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Dec; 31(8)e85-8. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31822cd47f.

PMID:
    22101672
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Variants in genes that encode muscle contractile proteins influence risk for isolated clubfoot.
Weymouth KS, Blanton SH, Bamshad MJ, Beck AE, Alvarez C, Richards S, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Barnes D, Mitchell LE, Hecht JT
Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Sep; 155A(9)2170-9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.34167.

PMID:
    21834041
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genetics of clubfoot.
Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2012 Jan; 21(1)7-9. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328349927c.

PMID:
    21817922
    [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