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William C. Dooley, MD

Tenured Professor of Surgery

William C. Dooley, MD, FACS, is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is a board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received his medical degree at Vanderbilt and completed surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He did his surgical oncology training at Oxford University and at Johns Hopkins before joining the Hopkins faculty.

He developed and directed the Johns Hopkins Breast Center which became an award-winning model for cancer care. Upon arrival in Oklahoma he worked to transform the outreach and breast cancer treatment of under-served and disparity populations and transformed the OU Breast Institute into the first National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers-certified breast center in Oklahoma.

His involvement in setting higher standards for cancer care have led to national and international recognitions. He serves on the Commission on Cancer, which sets and monitors national quality standards for cancer care, and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Fellowship of American College of Surgeons and the Society of University Surgeons.

Academic Section(s):

Surgical Oncology


Medical School: Vanderbilt School of Medicine/Nashville

Board Certification(s):

General Surgery


Residency: General Surgery, The John Hopkins University/Baltimore

Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, Oxford University/England

Clinical/Research Interests:

Clinical Focus: Surgical Oncology, Innovative Therapies Coordinating Multiple Disciplines and New Approaches

Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Sarcoma, Melanoma, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Sarcomatosis

Research Interests: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship in Breast Cancer, Treatment Innovations in Complex and Advanced and Secondary Malignancies