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Timothy P. Dooley, MD

Timothy P. Dooley, MD


Specialty:Hand and Upper Extremities
Board Certified:American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship:Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Hand Surgery Fellowship, Louisville, KY
Residency:Albany Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Albany, NY
Internship:Allegheny General Hospital, General Surgery Internship, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School:University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV – MD
Undergraduate Degree:Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME – Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Professional Associations:American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Washoe County Medical Society


From the time he was a young boy growing up in Reno, Nevada, Timothy Dooley imagined himself as a physician. With a surgeon father, he saw firsthand how one person could positively and dramatically impact the life of another.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Bowdoin College in Maine, Dr. Dooley returned to Reno to attend the University of Nevada School of Medicine; then to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for internship; and Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, for his residency. While he knew he wanted to work in orthopaedics, Dr. Dooley wasn’t certain of his specialty until he met a passionate mentor, Dr. Richard Uhl, who guided him toward hand surgery.

For Dr. Dooley, the hand offers both variety and complexity that he finds rewarding. Orthopaedic hand specialists not only treat bone injury, they also address hand-related artery, nerve and soft tissue challenges, requiring more extensive training. After his orthopaedic residency, Dr. Dooley completed a hand surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.

Returning to Reno as a hand specialist, Dr. Dooley chose to practice at Great Basin Orthopaedics for the team’s sincere approach to caring for patients as individuals with unique needs. For Dr. Dooley, sometimes less is more when it comes to treating orthopaedic injury. He always seeks the least invasive, simplest way to treat a problem first, turning to surgery only when it is the option that will yield the best results for the patient.

Dr. Dooley and his wife Erin are happy to be settled back in Reno to raise their two boys. When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Dooley enjoys spending time with family outdoors, taking advantage of everything the Sierras have to offer. On a given day, you can find him and his family hiking, cycling, boating, skiing or golfing.

If you are seeking a Reno hand and wrist specialist, call Great Basin Orthopaedics at 775.786.1600 for a consultation. Whether you are injured or have chronic pain from a condition such as carpal tunnel, our doctors will meet you with expert advice and create a specialized plan to enhance your individual health.

This is only my first visit the staff was cheerful and Dr Dooley was professional
Irma Hilton
I was very impressed with how professional and organized all the staff was that I interacted with. I felt like I everyone was very prompt. Dr.Dooley was very kind and personable. I appreciated his professional opinion.
Kimberly Steller
"It was very scary when my 92-year-old mom fell and fractured her femur in December. However, she was able to have her right hip hemiarthoplasty (half total hip) surgery within a couple of days. We were so pleased with Dr. Dooley, who was assisted by Dr. Hayes. As a nurse, I know that kind of surgery can by high risk for someone of her age, but she is especially fragile, as she has osteoarthritis and has had several fractures in her back. Both surgeons and the other members of the team were very reassuring, while still being realistic. She came through the surgery with flying colors.
Cindy Boone Low
I began having a building of pain in my left hand & thought it was time for Carpal Tunnel surgery. When I called Great Basin Orthopedics & explained, they were able to work me right in with Dr. Dooley. At the appointment, Dr. Dooley listened to me & then took a look at my hand & decided to take an x-ray since we both agreed this felt different than Carpal Tunnel of my right wrist he had already taken care of. After the x-ray was taken, Dr. Dooley explained what was actually happening. He then did some things to relieve the pain & had me put in a brace to wear for the next 3 months. At that time he wants to see me again. I appreciate how Dr. Dooley took the time with me and listened, explained and treated my wrist pain. He is a very kind doctor & I feel so grateful for his experience and care he gives.
Veronica Werner
Got in to see Dr. Dooley within a week. Super nice and friendly, staff very nice. He checked out my husband and took xrays and gave him a cortizone shot. After suffering pain for 1 1/2 yr he woke up this am with no pain. So glad we found this office.
Debbie Backlund
Dr Dooley was very patient and showed concern for my issue. Was in and out, everyone was very polite and professional.
Billie L Turner
DR.DOOLEY did an amazing job on my right thumb I'm so pleased with what he did I no longer have any pain and can use my thumb as though nothing happened to it. Thank you DR.DOOLEY YOU ARE THE BEST
Ken Medley
Dr. Dooley is one of the most pleasant, thorough and delightful doctors I’ve ever had! His bedside manner is a 10+, he explains procedures in a way we laypeople can understand, and I am so grateful for his medical expertise.
After breaking my hand and dealing with a dislocation out of state, GBO was able to get me a last minute appointment. I was in surgery a day later. My final outcome post surgery was a positive one. Dr Dooley is a great surgeon and I would recommend him.
Maggie Ziols
Dr. Dooley saw me right on time, was very knowledgeable, polite and friendly. When I arrived at Great Basin Orthopaedics I was in pain. When I left Dr. Dooley's office I felt great. A Doctor visit does not get any better than that.
Tony Diebold
Short waiting time. Dr. Dooley is ALWAYS friendly and kind. Love the staff and the vibe in the office. Never have a negative experience and that is rare these days!
Happy I found Dr. Dooley and his staff.
George Gabel
I injured my right hand in a severe car accident and Dr. Dooley is administering care with x rays and a fantastic brace that alleviates some of the stinging in my wrist and fingers. Hey is well mannered, and very experienced with hand and wrist procedures.
Michael Jacobson
This review is for Dr. Dooley and i guess for all who work at GBO and well you guys done an amazing Job with how much is going on and what is being thrown your way. I cant say enough about GBO other then keep up the good work and once again thanks Dr. Dooley for an amazing Job...
Stryder Smith
Dr. DOOLEY was so awesome and very attentive and precise. Won't hesitate to recommend him as he was very professional, so with the staff that helped me in mu procedure. Thank you.
Esteban Ballesteros