Orthopedic Surgery

John W. Dobson, MD

About Dr. Dobson


Dr. Dobson grew up near Grove City, Ohio and was inspired to enter the medical field by his uncle, Dr. M.E. Smith, and aunt, Dr. Margaret Booth, who were both family practitioners.

Dr. Dobson received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University.  He then completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Toledo, and was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1987.

From 1984 to 2016 Dr. Dobson maintained a private practice in Springfield, Ohio, with a branch office in Urbana.  In February 2016 he closed his Springfield office to join the staff of Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.  Although his practice has always been in general orthopedics, over the years he has developed a special interest and considerable experience in arthroscopy and joint replacement.

To date, Dr. Dobson has performed over 20,000 surgeries, including 3500 arthroscopic procedures and 2000 hip and knee replacements, more than most physicians practicing in Columbus or Dayton.  Dr. Dobson is not affiliated with a training program, and undertakes all his surgeries personally.

He also performs many other orthopedic procedures, including rotator cuff repair and carpal tunnel release.

When not in the office or hospital, Dr. Dobson enjoys photography and disc golf.