Dr. Dobson, M.D., FRCS (C)

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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J. Crawford Dobson, M.D., FRCS (C), is the co-founder of Electric City Physiotherapy. A top-rated orthopaedic surgeon in Peterborough, he is a recognized expert in arthroscopic surgery and sport medicine. Honoured to be a team physician for the Peterborough Petes and Peterborough Lakers, Dr. Dobson treats patients from world-class athletes to weekend warriors, always with the same compassionate commitment to each patient’s needs.

Dr. Dobson primarily specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee. Considered an authority in orthopaedic surgery, he is known for his kind demeanour and meticulous skill. Some of the injuries he treats most often include ACL, meniscus, cartilage tears of the knee, as well as total hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Dobson completed the MD program at the University of Western Ontario followed by a rotating internship at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. He moved to Ottawa to complete his orthopaedic residency at the University of Ottawa. This was followed by a fellowship in arthroscopy and sport medicine at the Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic under the teaching of the world-renowned Dr. Don H. Johnson. Dr. Dobson practiced for 10 years in Timmins, Ontario before moving his practice to Peterborough. Dr. Dobson is an attending surgeon at PRHC with courtesy privileges at NHH.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada as well as a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Dobson is widely recognized as a leading specialist in his field. He is an assistant professor for Queen’s University teaching Family Medicine residents.

Dr. Dobson’s treatment philosophy is that preserving the vital structures with which we are born is the key to extending the life of our joints. He also stresses that a proper rehabilitation plan, whenever appropriate, can often help patients avoid surgery. Consistently at the forefront of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Dobson’s case management is designed to provide the latest non-surgical and surgical treatments for the conditions in which he specializes.