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March 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 9

Salute to Physicians - St. Mary’s Medical Center

Matthew B. Dobbs, MD

Dr. Matthew B. Dobbs is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and director of the Dobbs Clubfoot Center at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. Dr. Dobbs specializes in pediatric foot deformities, minimally invasive surgery, torticollis, and cerebral palsy spasticity. Prior to coming to West Palm Beach, Dr. Dobbs was the Dr. Asa C. and Mrs. Dorothy W. Jones Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Strategic Planning in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University located in St. Louis, Missouri. He also served as a staff physician at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children– St. Louis Dr. Dobbs graduated medical school from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He then did his residency and internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He then completed his fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis. He has held leadership positions in multiple national and international orthopaedic societies and is currently the President of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and the International Federation of Pediatric Orthopaedic Societies.
John Afshar, MD
Dr. John Afshar is a board certified fellowship trained neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery of the spine and the brain. He received both his undergraduate and medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed his residency in neurologic surgery at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. During his residency, he further received specialized training at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He then underwent a research fellowship in brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where he published several scientific articles. He obtained national recognition for his research by receiving the Galbraith award from the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons. He further performed a spinal fellowship at Tampa General Hospital/University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He is a Diplomate of the prestigious American Board of Neurologic Surgery. He is also a member of the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. 
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