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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.