Dr. Matthew B. Dobbs is the Dr. Asa C. and Dorothy W. Jones Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Strategic Planning at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Dobbs specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and is the founder and director of the Ponseti Clubfoot Treatment Clinic. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his clinical work, research, and innovation and is consistently listed in Best Doctors in America. Clinically his focus on minimally invasive surgery led to the development of a novel treatment for congenital vertical talus which like the Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment avoids extensive surgery. He is currently President of the United States Bone and Initiative, President of the International Federation of Pediatric Orthopaedic Societies, Secretary of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, and Research Academy Chair for SICOT. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Miraclefeet, and the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association, and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He is currently Chair of Grants for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and Treasurer for the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association. He and his team are actively searching for the genetic factors responsible for clubfoot, scoliosis, and other musculoskeletal anomalies. Along with Dr. Christina Gurnett, Dr. Dobbs is co-director of the Washington University Musculoskeletal Genetics Laboratory, which is NIH RO1 funded. Dr. Dobbs earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1995. Following a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, he completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.