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

Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

152 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

4.4 out of 5

152 Ratings

Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Hip Joint; Surgery, Computer-Assisted; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Arthroscopy
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Academic: 336-716-3932 | Department: 336-716-8200

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Recent Publications

Non-operative management of femoroacetabular impingement: a prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial pilot study. Wright AA, Hegedus EJ, Taylor JB, Dischiavi SL, Stubbs AJ.. J Sci Med Sport. 2016;19(9):716-721.

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

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

Cyclists have greater chondromalacia index than age-matched controls at the time of hip arthroscopy. Stone AV, Howse EA, Mannava S, Stubbs AJ.. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(10):2102-2109.

Basic hip arthroscopy: anatomic establishment of arthroscopic portals without fluoroscopic guidance. Howse EA, Botros DB, Mannava S, Stone AV, Stubbs AJ.. Arthrosc Tech. 2016;5(2):e247-e250.

Arthroscopic bullet removal from the central and peripheral compartments of the hip joint. Howse EA, Rogers JP, Stone AV, Mannava S, Stubbs AJ.. Arthrosc Tech. 2016;5(2):e217-e221.

Clinical pattern recognition: hip and thigh pain. Al'Khafaji I, Stubbs A.. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2016;3(3):238-239.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

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

Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

Allston Julius Stubbs, M.D.152 Ratings


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The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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I know he is an expert but he really showed very little concern for me, other than recommending I see someone else. He was a second opinion for me and appeared not to have even looked at my records.


great experience w dr stubbs


I feel Dr. Stubbs is a competent provider and an excellent surgeon. However, he sometimes appears uninterested or not willing to take the time to answer questions or completely explain all options.


I'm so glad I traveled to WF Baptist to see Dr Stubbs! I have had noting but a wonderfulexperience throughout this process of consult, surgery and follow up.


I have already recommended my provider to 2 additional persons with similar condition.


I could not have asked for a better Doctor than Dr. Stubbs. The pain I was having was not "textbook" material and he did every possible thing to help me...and finally he said in order for him to find what was going on with my hip I would need surgery. He got in there and found what was causing me so much pain and was done within an hour and a half. He gave me a chance for it to be fixed and not like the other Doctor I had seen before, he believed me when I said that I was in pain. Dr. Stubbs is such a great doctor and he knows what he's doing. I am very thankful for him.


*Dr. Stubbs is amazing and gave me excellent care.


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.


Dr. Stubbs was excellent in both of my visits. I was really impressed how much time he spent listening and determining a diagnosis


thankful for skills and integrity of dr stubbs


He is an excellent surgeon. Needs to work on patient interaction.


After the hour-long delay, I think I had less than five minutes with the doctor. If that is all it takes, that could have been done far more conveniently in a phone call or email.


This is the third opinion I've received on my condition, and definitely the most helpful. Thanks!!


Couldn't be better experience with dr., nurse & staff.


Sometimes our appointment seems rushed. The past two appointments we have left feeling that we drove 2.5 hours and we are just as lost concerning things as we were before coming.


He is an excellent surgeon. Patient interaction is not great.




Dr. Stubbs is very patient and you never feel rushed with him. He could be a little more specific and forthcoming as to follow-up instructions. It often feels like you have to think to ask the right questions or you won't get the information you need.


I am so grateful that Dr. Stubbs listened to me describe all of my symptoms during my initial visit with him. I had searched for an answer for the debilitating pain and weakness in my left hip for 7 or more years. He is very professional and thorough and was able to diagnose my torn labrum right away. The surgery to repair my torn labrum seemed to be working until recently. But, I have no doubt that Dr. Stubbs will help me to make the correct decisions for dealing with the future health of my left hip.


Dr. Stubbs is a very knowledgeable doctor


Dr. Stubbs has been a valuable resource in my orthopaedic care. I like him and trust him. He treats me with respect and empathy.


Dr. Stubbs has made a frustrating process a lot better with his confidence, communication, and care.


Dr Stubbs is a brilliant surgeon and extremely knowledgeable about the condition and complications. He is the only physician I trust to provide care and I recommend him highly to fellow members in my hip support group.


Dr Stubbs is the best, he is professional and caring! we are very fortunate to have him in our area. He even has a good dry sense of humor.


Good excellent communication diagnosis and explanation of options.


Appts always feel rushed.


I constantly recommend Dr Stubbs to all of the people in the online support group for my condition. Everyone agrees he is exceptional!


Dr. Stubbs made me feel as though I was the only patient at the office. He spent an unbelievable amount of time with me going over everything about my options. I am beyond confident that I am receiving the best care in the country for my hip!


Very pleased with the care provider. Will see him again for follow-up on my condition.


Dr Stubbs is an excellent physician-very focused and thoughtful !


Thankful for his concern, skills, and knowledge. Life changing! Also, glad he didn't have god syndrome.


They say he's the best I can't say he's not but Im worried real bad


Excellent care, would definitely recommend!


Most down to Earth and genuinely caring doctor I have met.


Excellent experience with Dr Stubbs. He is very thoughtful .He is a great resource !!!


Appreciated the doctor's patience and time in answering my numerous questions.


GREAT EXPERENCE!!! Will refer to all friends and family


All positive


Dr. Stubbs explained my condition/issue in terms that I could easily understand as well as possible treatments and procedures. He was very clear about aftercare instructions.


Dr. Stubbs is fantastic!!! I recommend him frequently to the fellow members of my hip disorders support group. He makes sure to include the patient in making the decision for surgery and makes certain to inform the patient of all pros and cons. He ensures the patient has a proper understanding of what to expect during and after the surgery. He is calm, compassionate, and an excellent surgeon!


Spent a lot of time with me & gave me all of my options w/o any pressure.


With an intense surgery like I had I always feel better after speaking with Dr. Stubbs.


Dr Stubbs is very professional. I respect that he is a focused physician.


Dr. Stubbs is an exceptional physician and surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable and offers the patient the choice on how to proceed given the necessary information. He does not pressure the patient to have surgery, like at other facilities, and is open and welcoming to any suggestions or alternative treatment options. Yet, when surgery is necessary, he is extremely capable. He is a wonderful physician and I highly recommend him to anyone with orthopedic needs.

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