Robert P. Dunbar, Jr., M.D.

Associate Professor

Robert P. Dunbar, Jr., M.D.

Specialty: Trauma

College: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, A.B. 1985

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC, MD 1993

Internship: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York, NY 1993-4

Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 1995-98

Fellowship: Advanced Clinical Experience in Orthopedic Traumatology, Harborview Medical Center 2002-3

Board Certification: Board Certified, ABOS 2000

UW Medicine Bio: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/robert-dunbar

About Dr. Dunbar

Growing up, my mom was a nurse at our local community hospital and my dad was a state college professor. From them, I learned at an early age the value of commitment to one's community and of service to others. After college, I served for two years as Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. My experience there influenced my decision to pursue a career in medicine. I later served seven years on active duty in the US Navy, both overseas and in Virginia, most recently caring for some of the active duty personnel returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

I strongly believe in Harborview's mission to our community. I am proud to work at a facility that promotes excellence in care to all comers. Furthermore, I believe that one of the biggest issues today is people's feeling of disenfranchisement. Through open communication patients become involved in their care and recovery.

Publications

Scientific Publications:
(PubMed Listing)
Articles and abstracts: Dubois BD, Montgomery W, Dunbar RP, Chapman, JR. Ipsilateral Hip and Knee Dislocation. J    Orthop Trauma. 2006;20:216-219
  Dunbar RP, Nork SE, Barei DP, Mills WJ.  Provisional Plating of Open Tibial Fractures Prior to Intramedullary Nailing. J Orthop Trauma, 2005;19(6):412-4.
  Ruland RT, Dunbar RP, Bowen JD.  The Biceps Squeeze Test for the Diagnosis of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures. Clin Orthop, 2005;437:128-313.
  Dunbar RP, Ries AM.  Puerperal Diastasis of the Symphysis Pubis. J Reprod Med. 2001;47(7):581-3.
  Dunbar RP, Alexiades MM.  Decision Making In Rheumatoid Arthritis: Determining Surgical Priorities. Rheum Dis Clin N Am. 1998;24(1):35-54.

Research

  • Outcomes after lower extremity orthopaedic trauma
  • Fractures and dislocations about the knee

Surgeries and Diagnosis

Common Surgeries Performed:

  • Plating and intramedullary nailing of long bone fractures
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of periarticular fractures
  • Treatment of nonunions and malunions

Common Diagnoses Treated:

  • Periarticular fractures
  • Long bone fractures
  • Fractures of the ankle
  • Tibial plateau fractures
  • Tibial Pilon fractures
  • Salvage after failure of fracture fixation
  • Nonunions and malunions

Submitted on: 4/28/2014 1:47:31 PM

Item 1. Royalties from a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 2. Speakers bureau/paid presentations for a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 3A. Paid employee for a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 3B. Paid consultant for a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 3C. Unpaid consultant for a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 4. Stock or stock options in a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 5. Research support from a company or supplier as a PI

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 6. Other financial or material support from a company or supplier

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Etex
  • Innovision
Item 7. Royalties, financial or material support from publishers

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 8. Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • OrthoInfo
Item 9. Board member/committee appointments for a society

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • AAOS