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Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD

Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD

Ankle, Elbow, Foot, Fracture Care & Trauma, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Pediatric Orthopedics, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Wrist

"If having a needle stuck in your hand could be fun, Dr Dolbeare actually achieves that. A very refreshing one one interaction with a mecical which is rare today. Highly recommended Dr. Dolbeare."


Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He returned to Boulder to join BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine after completing his residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Before attending medical school, Dr. Dolbeare obtained his master's degree in physical therapy and practiced in New York and Boston and at Boulder Orthopedics. To broaden his orthopedic skills and give his patients complete and comprehensive care, he aspired to orthopedic surgery. In addition to seeing patients in Boulder and Broomfield, Dr. Dolbeare also sees patients at Wray Community District Hospital.

Dr. Dolbeare is Mako SmartRobotics™ certified.

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Dr. Dirk Dolbeare spends his spare time hiking, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering with his wife and four sons.


  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Fracture care
  • Joint replacement
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma and reconstructive surgery
  • Upper extremity/shoulder


  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science: Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy: Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • General Surgery Internship: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Distinctions and Recognition

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • A delegate for the Colorado Medical Society

Community Service

  • Orthopedic Advisor for the Bryan Mountain Ski Patrol
  • Orthopedic Advisor for the Boulder Rugby Athletic Club
  • Formerly the team physician for the Richmond Braves minor league baseball team
  • Formerly the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s and women’s basketball teams
  • Physical therapist for the New York Knicks
  • Served as a physician for high school football teams for Richmond Public Schools