Julie Dodds, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

The Center for Specialty care is proud to welcome Julie A. Dodds, MD to our orthopedic team. She is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine.

Originally from a farm near Fenton, Iowa, she attended high school in Algona. After her undergraduate training at Iowa State University in Zoology, she attended University of Iowa Medical School. Her residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Wisconsin-Madison was followed by an arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship back at the University of Iowa, serving as a team physician for the Hawkeyes, which included being a sideline physician at the Rose Bowl and mat-side physician for the NCAA wrestling championships!

Dr. Dodds started her career at Michigan State University, where she was an assistant clinical professor and team physician for the Spartans. She spent 25 years as the head team physician for the Lansing Lugnuts, minor league baseball team, and has been an orthopedic consultant for both the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics professional baseball teams. She has also worked at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She served as team physician for multiple high schools in and around Lansing, Michigan. She continues to lecture and teach courses nationally and internationally on arthroscopic treatment of knees and shoulders.

She has returned to the area and is excited to be back to take care of our area athletes and other orthopedic patients. In her free time, she is an avid quilter and enjoys traveling with her husband, Bill.