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William P. Toole, M.D.
William P. Toole, M.D.Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist
Shoulder & Knee Specialist

William P. Toole, MD is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in Delray Beach, FL. A native of South Carolina, Dr. Toole graduated from the honors college at Clemson University, and then earned his medical degree (MD) with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Florida / Mayo Clinic Florida.

Following his residency, Dr. Toole completed a prestigious fellowship in shoulder and knee surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his fellowship, Dr. Toole gained valuable experience treating professional athletes as assistant team physician for the Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Rockets (NBA), and Houston Dynamo (MLS).

Dr. Toole’s expertise uses the latest minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the surgical management of complex shoulder and knee issues. This includes: knee ligament procedures (ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL), meniscal repair, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, and cartilage techniques to preserve as much of the patient’s joint as possible. Arthroscopic surgery allows patients to return to activity much sooner than outdated open procedures which employ much larger surgical incisions.

In fellowship, he was extensively trained on the use of nonoperative biologic treatments such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments to augment his surgical expertise. PRP and stem cell injections are done in the clinic under ultrasound guidance to expedite the recovery and healing process.

In addition, Dr. Toole trained under some of the leading shoulder surgeons during his fellowship performing both arthroscopic shoulder surgery and shoulder replacements. He specializes in the most cutting-edge and minimally invasive techniques and technology for shoulder replacements. Dr. Toole is currently using technology which designs shoulder replacements for each individual patient using 3D printing. As such, each replacement best fits the individual’s specific anatomy to ensure optimal results.

Dr. Toole is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSM), and Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

Outside of work, Dr. Toole enjoys living in South Florida with his wife, young son, and three dogs. He looks forward to the opportunity to help get you back to a healthy and active lifestyle so that you can enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather!

Education & Experience

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship Director: Christopher Harner, MD
    Houston, TX
    August 2016 – July 2017
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Florida Health
    Jacksonville, FL
    July 2011 – June 2016
    Mayo Clinic Florida *(rotations)
    Jacksonville, FL
    2015 - 2016
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Columbia, SC 2007 – 2011
  • BS – Biological Sciences
    Clemson University, Calhoun Honors College
    Clemson, SC
    2002 – 2006

Accepting New Patients

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Stem cell and PRP treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy

Medical Licensures

  • State of Texas, Q9060
    2016 - current
  • State of Florida, ME131848
    2017 - current

Board Certification

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery July 2019 – current

Peer-Reviewed Publication

  • Nathe K, Grabowski G, Toole WP, et al. “Open ankle fractures in the elderly: A multi-center study.” Submitted to JBJS.
  • Toole, WP, Elliott M, Hankins D, Rosenbaum C, Harris A, Perkins, C. “Are low-energy open ankle fractures in the elderly the new geriatric hip fracture?” J Foot and Ankle Surg. 2015 Mar-Apr;54(2):203-6.
  • Holt, JT, Toole, WP, Patel VR, Hwang H, Brown ET. “Restoration of CAPAN-1 cells with functional BRCA2 provides insight into the DNA repair activity of individuals who are heterozygous for BRCA2 mutations.” Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics. October 15, 2008; 186(2):85-94.

Hospital affiliations

  • Delray Medical Center
    2017 - current
  • Delray Beach Surgery Center
    2017 – current
  • Bethesda Hospital East
    2019 - current
  • Bethesda Hospital West
    2019 - current
South Palm Orthopedics

4800 Linton Blvd Building A
Suite 201
Delray Beach, FL 33445