Dr. Arati M. Dunbar, MD

Dr. Arati M. Dunbar, MD

Sports Medicine | Female | 48 years old

Dr. Arati Mallik Dunbar is a unique, patient focused orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine and arthroscopy. She is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. Her medical practice includes both general orthopedic care and sports related injuries to shoulders, knees, elbows and ankles. She was fellowship trained at UCLA Medical Center where treatment of injured athletes was a primary focus. An athlete herself, Dr. Dunbar draws on this first hand knowledge in her diagnosis and treatment of her patients. Dr. Dunbar does not treat neck or spine injuries, but can provide a referral to a specialist upon request. Dr. Dunbar's clinic is conveniently located at 2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 210, Redwood City, CA 94062. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She has reviewed articles for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Dunbar is also the author of a number of articles in the field of orthopedic surgery. Special Clinical Interests: Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy Why I Became a Medical Provider: I have wanted to be a doctor since I was three years old. I tore my meniscus in medical school and underwent arthroscopy. My surgeon let me follow him around and this solidified my interest in orthopedic surgeon. Personal Interests and Hobbies: Coaching baseball, extreme workouts Community Involvement: coaching youth sportsRead more

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It's All About You Dr. Dunbar offers a unique patient-oriented approach to her practice. She fully recognizes that you, the patient, want to clearly and thoroughly understand your individual medical condition, as well as the procedures needed to treat it successfully. In many cases there is more than one option for treatment. Along with her diagnosis and recommendation, Dr. Dunbar will be sure to provide you with ample information and guidance with which to make an informed decision regarding the best treatment option for you. Dr. Dunbar's patients greatly appreciate her patient-care philosophy: "She is more thorough than any doctor I've have ever talked to." "She is nurturing and seems caring. This is essential along with all the skills and smarts she has." "She has a pleasant personality, is very down to earth, and can speak in layman's terms. She has a positive confidence." "She is on time, her bedside manner is great, her care is great, and she explains everything."Read more

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I didn't receive the best quality of care from her. In fact, she made a surgical error, and I had to have another surgery to correct it. When I went for a second opinion from another, she was surprised at some the treatment decisions that had been made, including the lack of any kind of early movement plan while in a cast or while in a brace afterwards. The physical therapist echoes this concern. She failed to inform me about the surgical error for weeks.
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Dr. Arati Mallik Dunbar is a unique, patient focused orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports  medicine and arthroscopy.  She is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in sports medicine.  Her medical practice includes both general orthopedic care and sports related injuries to  shoulders, knees, elbows and ankles. She was fellowship trained at UCLA Medical Center where treatment of injured athletes was a primary focus. An athlete herself, Dr. Dunbar draws on this first hand knowledge in her diagnosis and treatment of her patients.

Dr. Dunbar does not treat neck or spine injuries, but can provide a referral to a specialist upon request.

Dr. Dunbar's clinic is conveniently located at 2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 210, Redwood City, CA 94062.

She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She has reviewed articles for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Dunbar is also the author of a number of articles in the field of orthopedic surgery. 

Special Clinical Interests: Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy

Why I Became a Medical Provider: I have wanted to be a doctor since I was three years old.  I tore my meniscus in medical school and underwent arthroscopy.  My surgeon let me follow him around and this solidified my interest in orthopedic surgeon.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Coaching baseball, extreme workouts

Community Involvement: coaching youth sports

Dr. Dunbar's Care Philosophy

It's All About You

Dr. Dunbar offers a unique patient-oriented approach to her practice. She fully recognizes that you, the patient, want to clearly and thoroughly understand your individual medical condition, as well as the procedures needed to treat it successfully. In many cases there is more than one option for treatment. Along with her diagnosis and recommendation, Dr. Dunbar will be sure to provide you with ample information and guidance with which to make an informed decision regarding the best treatment option for you. 

Dr. Dunbar's patients greatly appreciate her patient-care philosophy:

"She is more thorough than any doctor I've have ever talked to."

"She is nurturing and seems caring. This is essential along with all the skills and smarts she has."

"She has a pleasant personality, is very down to earth, and can speak in layman's terms. She has a positive confidence." 

"She is on time, her bedside manner is great, her care is great, and she explains everything."

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Special Clinical Interests: Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy

Dr. Dunbar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Carney Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Montefiore Med Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection