Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.3 out of 5

159 Ratings

Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Sports Injuries, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

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About Dr. Stubbs

Dr. Allston Stubbs performs more than 200 hip arthroscopic procedures a year - well above the national average. Wake Forest Baptist Health is one of the few hospitals on the East Coast that offers this highly-specialized procedure.


Education & Training

  • B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1993
  • M.B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1998
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1999
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 2004
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School, 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Am Orthpdc Society Of Sports M

NPI Number

  • 1750354767
Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.3 out of 5

159 Ratings

Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

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Academic: 336-716-3932 | Department: 336-716-8200

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Recent Publications

Wright AA, Hegedus EJ, Taylor JB, Dischiavi SL, Stubbs AJ. Non-operative management of femoroacetabular impingement: a prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial pilot study. J Sci Med Sport. 2016;():.

Marquez-Lara A, Mannava S, Howse EA, Stone AV, Stubbs AJ. Arthroscopic management of hip chondral defects: a systematic review of the literature. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(7):1435-1443.

Torabi M, Martell B, Stubbs AJ, Lenchik L. MRI-arthroscopy correlation of the hip: a primer for radiologists. Curr Radiol Rep. 2016;4():35.

Stone AV, Howse EA, Mannava S, Stubbs AJ. Cyclists have greater chondromalacia index than age-matched controls at the time of hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2016;():.

Tamam C, Howse EA, Tamam M, Barnes RH, Kelsey TJ, Perry B, Stubbs AJ. Arthroscopic excision of acetabular osteoid osteoma: computer tomography-guided approach. Arthrosc Tech. 2015;4(2):e101-e105.

Mannava S, Howse EA, Kelsey TJ, Barnes RH, Antunes A, Stubbs AJ. Single-portal arthroscopy of the central compartment of the hip. Arthrosc Tech. 2015;4(3):e273-e277.

Wooster BM, Carstensen SE, Johnson JE, Stubbs AJ. Model orthopaedic surgical skills curriculum for fourth year medical students. Duke Orthop J. 2015;5(1):1-5.

Mannava S, Howse EA, Stone AV, Stubbs AJ. Basic hip arthroscopy: supine patient positioning and dynamic fluoroscopic evaluation. Arthrosc Tech. 2015;4(4):e391-e396.

Stone AV, Stubbs AJ. Hip arthroscopy: a patient education and clinical research tool. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2015;2(2):201.

Stubbs AJ, Howse EA, Mannava S. Tissue engineering and the future of hip cartilage, labrum and ligamentum teres. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2015;3(1):23-29.

Stabile KJ, Neumann JA, Mannava S, Howse EA, Stubbs AJ. Arthroscopic treatment of bucket-handle labral tear and acetabular fracture. Arthrosc Tech. 2014;3(2):e283-e287.

Stubbs AJ, Andersen JS, Mannava S, Wooster BM, Howse EA, Winter SB. Arthroscopic hip labral repair: the Iberian suture technique. Arthrosc Tech. 2014;3(3):e351-e354.

Howse EA, Mannava S, Tamam C, Martin HD, Bredella MA, Stubbs AJ. Ischiofemoral space decompression through posterolateral approach: cutting block technique. Arthrosc Tech. 2014;3(6):e661-e665.

Lowery C, Stubbs AJ, Cooper L. Post-operative management of femoroacetabular impingement utilizing the Stalzer protocol: hip injury; triathlete [abstract]. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012;44(Suppl 2):181.

Mofidi A, Shields JS, Stubbs AJ. Central acetabular osteophyte (saber tooth sign), one of the earliest signs of osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2011;21(2):71-74.

Boykin RE, Anz AW, Bushnell BD, Kocher MS, Stubbs AJ, Philippon MJ. Hip instability. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011;19(6):340-349.

Stubbs AJ, Anz AW, Frino J, Lang JE, Weaver AA, Stitzel JD. Classic measures of hip dysplasia do not correlate with three-dimensional computer tomographic measures and indices. Hip Int. 2011;21(5):549-558.

Mofidi A, Shields JS, Tan JS, Poehling GG, Stubbs AJ. Use of intraoperative computed tomography scanning in determining the magnitude of arthroscopic osteochondroplasty. Arthroscopy. 2011;27(7):1005-1013.

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Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

Clinical Interests

Sports Injuries, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.

Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

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Doctor Rating

4.3 out of 5

Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.159 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

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never would recommend


*Dr. Stubbs seemed apathetic the day of my visit I felt like maybe my health issues were trivial. I did much research on this and he is the best in his field so I'll be coming back. It's a 2-hour drive for me.


*Dr. Stubbs is a wonderful dr. He cares about his patients & will spend whatever time he needs to answer questions & explain thoroughly.


He did not have the concern about my problem as he had in the past.


as stated before, Dr. Stubbs wasn't very friendly, nor did he display compassion at all. I was told if I didn't like what he had to say to feel free to find a second opinion.


I would recommend *Dr. Stubbs every time but his tx is very specialized - but would definitely rec him!


*Dr. Stubbs has given and continues to give me exceptional care. He always take time to listen and instruct.


He didn't seem to care about my concerns, didn't ask nearly enough questions or do a complete enough physical (in my opinion) in order to fully assess my condition, and didn't provide any answers to why I'm having issues with my hip. I was very upset and disappointed in this provider, especially since he was recommended to me by the prior physician I had seen, and I was sent to him for a very specific reason. Ultimately I have very little faith in his caring or the in his abilities to diagnose and treat my condition. I will not likely come back to his office for care.


I would highly recommend Dr Stubbs but with the caution to save your vacation time and PTO for his office visits cause you will be there an eternity to see finally see him. This was not a one time occurrence. I fully expect 1 appointment with him to take 1/2 day off of work. Awful wait times.


I like having the documentation/protocols to refer to as I was going through recovery. the were clear and easy to understand. if I had any questions I emailed the provider and he responded in a timely manner


Dr Stubbs spent a lot of time explaining my condition and complications of surgery. He used images from the surgeries, X-rays and MRIs to help explain the problem and show where the areas of concern were located. He answered all of my questions and was extremely kind and gentle in explaining my continued hip issues. He is always very professional and extremely brilliant. I recommend him all the time to the members of our hip impingement support group on Facebook. He has many fans!


We drive from Asheville to see this provider. It is WELL worth the drive to receive the medical care that we do in this office. From the front desk to the doctor and physical therapist and EVERYONE in between, we have never left this office feeling that we weren't heard or feeling lost. Things are explained and there is concern for the patient.


Dr. Stubbs and his staff are extremely courteous and thorough! Not only was my surgery a success, I leave his office feeling secure with the expectations for my continuing my recovery and that my needs have been met regarding meds, follow-up and any additional concerns I may have had.


Dr. Stubbs was referred to me by a friend. He lived up to the hype! Very good clinical experience.


*Dr. Stubbs spent a good amount of time examining me, answering all of my questions and addressing any concerns I had.


Excellent doctor!!!!


As stated earlier, I will continue to recommend Wake Forest to friends and family.


When we initially got a referral to see Dr. Stubbs, we had never heard of him and knew nothing about him. As we shared that he was going to see her, or when we went for unrelated care at other facilities, we were told over and over that he is the best. Even staff at other offices smiled and commented that we were very fortunate to be his patient because he's the best. At our first appointment and each appointment since, he has proven time and time again that he really is the best!!!


Amazing provider. I have already recommend him to people with hip issues. I'm very pleased.


Dr. Stubbs is a great doctor and the go to person for hip problems. He did a great job with my surgery and I am thankful for that; however, I do feel that appointments with Stubbs are rushed. He doesn't explain things in terms that a non-medical professional could understand, and he doesn't give much time for questions.


Dr Stubbs is easy to talk to, easy to understand and is very thorough. When I asked for more information he gave it readily and responded enthusiastically to my questions.


*Dr. Stubbs' exam was very thorough.


Loved *Dr. Stubbs - he's thorough, friendly & spends time w/his patients.


*Dr. Stubbs needs patient information packets about labrum tears, hip dysplasia and infor. regarding different treatment options.


Made me feel like I wasted his time. Another doctor sent me to him.


Dr. Stubbs is amazing!


Dr. Stubbs is an amazing doctor, and he really knows what he is doing. If I knew anyone with hip problems, I would recommend him. My only complaint is that appointments with him feel incredibly rushed. I feel that he speeds through the information and then I leave the office with unanswered questions. Overall though, I am very happy to have Dr. Stubbs as my provider.


Stubbs is great in the OR. He is not as great with patients, especially when the surgery doesn't go well. I am having complications with recovery and feel like I am left on my own to figure it out. He has his mind made up as to what is causing the problem, and not willing to listen to another opinion. It is like he loses interest in the patient after the "fun" part of doing surgery is over. Communication with his staff has been difficult. Conflicting instructions from staff who seem to be unfamiliar with my case. I have lost confidence in the care that I am receiving.



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