Charles E. Dobbs, MD, began practicing Hematology/Oncology in Louisville in 1965. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. An undergraduate degree, B.S., was obtained at Washington Lee University. His medical degree is from Duke University.
He served his medical internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital. His fellowship training was obtained at Washington University, St. Louis, and the University of Miami, Florida. Dr. Dobbs served two years in the U.S. Navy, one year as Chief of Hematology at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Dr. Dobbs has a special interest in patient care. He conceived and developed the first oncology unit in Kentucky at Louisville Baptist Hospital where he served as Medical Director. His interest and efforts led to the establishment of an ACS accredited cancer program. He also stimulated planning and participated in the establishment of a comprehensive cancer center at Baptist Hospital East.
Dr. Dobbs is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He has been active in community affairs, serving as Vice President, as a member and chairman of the judicial council of the Jefferson County Medical Society. He served as president of the Kentucky Division of the American Cancer Society, a board member of Hospice of Louisville and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Dobbs actively participated in clinical research with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, NSABP, and Hoosier Oncology Group, while he was at CBC.
Dr. Dobbs has been a member of JCMS, KMA, AMA, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a fellow and life member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine. He received the Annual National Division Award from the American Cancer Society and Laureate Award from the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Dobbs has been married over 45 years. He and his wife, Nan, have three children and four grandchildren.
In July of 2003, Dr. Dobbs retired, but has since continued to be a valued mentor and advisor to the practice.