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Ryan Dobbs, MD

  • Specialities

    Sports Medicine

  • Fellowship

    Sports Medicine - University of Utah

  • Residency

    Mayo Clinic

  • Medical School

    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine

About

Dr. Dobbs received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and did his orthopedic residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has also completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Utah. He has been practicing at the Reno Orthopedic Center since 2006.

He is subspecialty trained in Sports Medicine and is a member of the AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine) and the Washoe County Medical Society.

Dr. Dobbs is Board Certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is one of the few physicians in Nevada who has his Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine from The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

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Awards

  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2017)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

Publications

  • Presentations at National Meetings

    Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. Video presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, 2/2007. Held over for “Encore Presentation” at 2008 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, 3/2008.

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

  • Mid-America Annual Meeting. Podium presentation. San Antonio, Texas, 4/2006

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients over Fifty.

  • Mid-America Annual Meeting. Podium presentation. Amelia Island Florida, 4/2005.

  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society. Podium presentation. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5/2005.

  • Perioperative Morbidity and Thirty-Day Mortality after Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures Treated by Internal Fixation or Arthroplasty. Mid-America Annual Meeting. Podium presentation. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. 4/2003.

  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture After Total Knee Arthroplasty.

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Podium presentation. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2/2003.

  • Perioperative Morbidity and Thirty-Day Mortality after Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures Treated by Internal Fixation or Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. New Orleans, Louisiana. 2/2003.

  • Flexion/Extension Roentgenograms of the Cervical Spine in Trauma Screening Protocols.

  • Podium Presentations

    The National Medical Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX. 1998.

  • The Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA. 1998.

  • The George G. Bierkamper Medical Research Forum, Reno, NV. 1997.

  • Publications

    Dahm, E.L., Wulf, C.A., Dajani, K.A., Dobbs, R.E., Levy, B.A., & Stuart, M.A. Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Patients Over 50 Years. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British, 2008: 90(11): 1446-50.

  • Hoxie, S.C., Dobbs, R.E., Dahm, D.L., & Trousdale, R.T. Total Knee Arthoplasty after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2008; 23(7): 1005-8.

  • Dobbs, R.E., Greis, P.E., & Burks, R.T. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Video. Video presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting 2/2007 in San Diego and 3/2008 in San Francisco. Available for purchase through the AAOS.

  • LeGrand, A.B., Greis, P.E., Dobbs, R.E., & Burks, R.T. MPFL Reconstruction. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 2007 Jun;15(2):72-7.

  • Dobbs, R.E., Greis, P.E., & Burks, R.T. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. Techniques in Knee Surgery. 2007; vol 6(1).

  • Dobbs, R.E., Hanssen, A.D., Lewallen, D.G., & Pagnano, M.W. Quadriceps Tendon Rupture After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Prevalence, Complications and Outcomes. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American, 2005; 87:37-45.

  • Dobbs, R.E., Parvizi, J., & Lewallen, D.G. Perioperative Morbidity and Thirty-Day Mortality after Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures Treated by Internal Fixation or Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2005, 20(8):963-6.

  • Dobbs, R.E., Parvizi, J., & Lewallen, D.G. Perioperative Morbidity and Thirty-Day Mortality after Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures Treated by Internal Fixation or Arthroplasty. Excerpts published in The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting Newsletter.

  • Dobbs, R.E., Bray, T.J., & Starich, G.H. Flexion/Extension Roentgenograms of the Cervical Spine in Trauma Screening Protocols. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 1998; 46(1): 160A.

I have been seeing Dr. Dobbs for years and he is great. He always gives me options for treatment and of course what he would recommend and it is my decision on how I want to proceed. I trust his and his staff's judgement. I will continue to go to ROC.

I would Highly recommend Dr. Dobbs. He takes his time explaining what option is best for your particular situation. He is a good guy. Great attitude, and a very good doctor.

Dr. Dobbs is an excellent, compassionate doctor and surgeon. I have recommended him many times and will continue to do so. He has operated on myself and my husband. We were both able to return to full function. He includes the patient in decision making and listens to his patients!

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