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William Ross Dobkin, MD

Title: Neurosurgeon
Company: William Ross Dobkin, MD, Inc.
Location: Newport Beach, California, United States

William Ross Dobkin, MD, Neurosurgeon at William Ross Dobkin, MD, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurosurgery.

Dr. Dobkin has excelled for over three decades as a neurosurgeon at William Ross Dobkin, MD, Inc. Since 2008, he has additionally operated four software companies, including ORHub, i22, LLC, idataMD, LLC, and HippoFi, Inc., where he has designed systems to make neurosurgery easier and more accurate. Between 1987 and 2011, he served Hoag Memorial Hospital as the chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.

Attributing his success to his open-mindedness and humility, Dr. Dobkin was drawn to the field of medicine due to the inspiration of his father, who entered the medical field after returning from his service in World War II. Allowing his ambitions to lead him, he graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology in 1975. Dr. Dobkin obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in 1979. He completed his internship in general surgery between 1979 and 1980 and his residency in neurological surgery between 1980 and 1985 at the Los Angeles General Medical Center. Additionally, he was offered a neurosurgery fellowship from the Los Angeles General Medical Center.

Dr. Dobkin cites the highlight of his career as the opportunity to work with his esteemed colleagues Dr. William F. House, founder of the House Institute, and Dr. John Carlisle Brown, head of the Spinal Deformity at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, for over 35 years. He has been recognized by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and presented with the Ralph W. Gerard Award for Outstanding Research in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. Dr. Dobkin further devotes his time as a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

In the upcoming years, Dr. Dobkin would like to continue sharing his medical knowledge with his younger colleagues to prevent them from encountering the same mistakes that he made as a young physician. He ascribes to the motto, “The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer,” which drives him to succeed in his software development endeavors.

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