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 Arthroscopic surgery allows patients to return to activity much sooner than outdated open procedures which employ much larger surgical incisions.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!
- Sports Medicine Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship Director: Christopher Harner, MD
August 2016 – July 2017
- Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Florida Health
July 2011 – June 2016
Mayo Clinic Florida *(rotations)
2015 - 2016
- Doctor of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC 2007 – 2011
- BS – Biological Sciences
Clemson University, Calhoun Honors College
2002 – 2006
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- ACL Reconstruction
- Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Replacement
- Stem cell and PRP treatment
- Hip Arthroscopy
- State of Texas, Q9060
2016 - current
- State of Florida, ME131848
2017 - current
- Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery July 2019 – current
- 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.
- Delray Medical Center
2017 - current
- Delray Beach Surgery Center
2017 – current
- Bethesda Hospital East
2019 - current
- Bethesda Hospital West
2019 - current