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William C. Dooley, MD

General Surgeon, Breast Cancer Surgeon
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians

About William Dooley

Dr. Dooley joined the OU College of Medicine faculty in 2001 when he was recruited from the Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty to take a new endowed chair in surgical oncology. He received his MD 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. While on the faculty at Hopkins in Surgery and Oncology, he was part of a small team which developed the first paperless electronic record. His contributions to the EMR were honored by an award from the Smithsonian Museum in 1997 "for its profound, and demonstrable impact on society."

He developed and directed the Johns Hopkins Breast Center which became an award winning model for cancer care. The treatment algorithms developed there became the basis of the modern NCCN guidelines 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 NAPBC certified breast center in Oklahoma. NAPBC accreditation surveyors have cited the OUBI as a model for academic breast cancer centers and praised the innovative and extensive involvement in the latest clinical trials which bring the newest treatments to our local patients.

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. Within the local community he volunteers with many community service organizations to provide health care outreach to disparity populations and to provide disaster relief.
Affiliations OU Health Physicians – General Surgery Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
  • Otto Sartorius Award for Lifetime Achievement in Breast Cancer Research
  • “America's Top Doctors” for Cancer
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Nashville, TN
  • Internship
  • General Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
  • Residency
  • General Surgery The Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship
  • Surgical Oncology The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery 1988
  • Surgical Oncology 1989
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast ductoscopy
  • Intra-op chemotherapy
  • Intra-op radiation therapy
  • Melanoma
  • Microwave hyperthermia
  • Pseudomyxoma
  • Rare tumors
  • Sarcoma
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Breast cancer

  • Breast cancer surgery

  • Melanoma

  • Sarcoma

  • Surgical oncology

Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
( 1109 Ratings
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  • Nov 17, 2020
    Dr. Dooley is the BEST.
  • Nov 3, 2020
    Dr Dooley and his team are wonderful. Dr Dooley is passionate about his work and compassionate to his patients. I'm so glad to be working with OU Physicians on a plan to restore my health.
  • Nov 3, 2020
    He made me feel so comfortable and so clear to explain to me about my problem
  • Oct 13, 2020
    I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Dooley. He is personable as well as knowledgeable.
  • Oct 8, 2020
    He saved my life when he treated my breast cancer. He's an amazing man!!!
  • Oct 1, 2020
    Dr. Dooley listens to all of my concerns and explains everything so I can understand. I am 100% confident in him!
  • Oct 1, 2020
    Dr. Dooley was kind, professional, and cheerful. He put me at ease during such a stressful time in my life.
  • Sep 24, 2020
    I love having a Dr. who is a real person and not a young fresh out of college know it all who believes they are above me. I love having a Dr. who is experienced in life and the struggles of growing old and not one who is a preppy Dr. who is arrogant and believes he is a god.... It's time for Dr. to get back to WHY they are Dr. and not just for the money. Thank you OU for Dr. Dooley he is the best!!!
  • Sep 22, 2020
    I really love the fine professional staff there when I go for my annual appointments and they make feel special when I walk in and they call me by my name. Just an Awesome Crew??
  • Sep 10, 2020
    Very knowledgeable.
  • Sep 8, 2020
    I have always been happy with OU physicians.
  • Sep 8, 2020
    Very pleasant experience, great care
  • Sep 8, 2020
    He is very professional!
  • Sep 8, 2020
    well pleased, Thanks!
  • Sep 8, 2020
    Did a good job
  • Sep 3, 2020
    Dr Dooley is always very professional and nice. Always listens and makes opportunities to teach. The support staff is always very friendly and approachable.
  • Sep 1, 2020
    He listened carefully and made many helpful suggestions as well as answered my questions thoroughly. I totally trust him.
  • Sep 1, 2020
    He is a good Dr even joked around with me. Very understanding of the situation.
  • Sep 1, 2020
    Professional, great staff
  • Aug 27, 2020
    Excellent Doctor. His knowledge is extraordinary and his bedside treatment can not be matched. I'm so glad he's my doctor!
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