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Matthew Dobbs, MD, elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board

SAN FRANCISCO- Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Matthew Dobbs, MD, of St. Louis, was elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors at its 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

“My life goal has always been to serve and give back to the community,” said Dr. Dobbs. “I’m excited to take on this leadership role because I like having my finger on the pulse and creating positive changes. It also is an opportunity for me to work with the other board members to address those pertinent issues facing medicine, specifically, how to navigate better ways for the medical field and government to work together.”

Dr. Dobbs currently is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, the deputy editor of ‘Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research,’ and the head team physician for World Team Tennis in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Iowa, followed by his fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

An accomplished surgeon, Dr. Dobbs has been listed on ‘Best Doctors in America’ from 2005 to 2009 and ‘America’s Top Doctors’ in 2007. He is the author of 115 peer –reviewed publications and also has earned numerous awards including the Hunterian Gold Medal and Washington University School of Medicine’s Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery Education in both 2002 and 2005, as well as its Lee T. Ford Award for Academic Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery Education.

Currently, Dr. Dobbs serves on the board of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and Missouri State Orthopaedic Association.

“I am fortunate to have had great mentors guiding me throughout my career,” added Dr. Dobbs. “From Dr. Reginald Cooper and the late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, to past Academy presidents Drs. Terry Canale, Richard Gelberman and James Beaty. Their leadership and tenacity have been the driving force behind my career.”

Dr. Dobbs has traveled all over the world to countries in Asia and South and Central America to treat children without orthopaedic care. When Dr. Dobbs is not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Christina, a pediatric neurologist and their three children.

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