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Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD


Ankle, Back, Elbow, Foot, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Neck, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Regenerative Medicine, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Wrist

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Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He returned to Boulder to join Boulder Orthopedics, now BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, 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 Lafayette, Dr. Dolbeare also sees patients at Wray District Community Hospital.

Dr. Dolbeare is MAKO certifed.

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  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Fracture care
  • Joint replacement
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • 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


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

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
“Dr. Dolbeare and his assistant Dee Dee were instrumental in getting me back to health and back to my active life. Being a younger patient with terrible knee arthritis, Dr. Dolbeare listened to my concerns and laid out a number of treatment options. We tried a number of those treatments and when the time came, Dr. Dolbeare did both of my knee replacement surgeries. Dr. Dolbeare made the extra effort to make sure my surgical pain was managed appropriately and my surgery went very well. Dee Dee was always available to answer my questions and always made me feel like I was her top priority. I would definitely recommend this team to any future patients.”
– Larissa B.
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