Dr. Isbell

William M. Isbell, MD

Carolina Hurricanes

Meet Dr. Isbell – Sports Medicine Specialist in NC

Dr. Isbell is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Isbell completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine where he was awarded the James L. Thompson Leadership Award and was president of his medical school class. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, KY, and was awarded the Leonard Marmour Surgical Arthritis Award for Excellence in Patient Care. After residency, Dr. Isbell completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.

His areas of expertise include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic techniques. His clinical and research interests include:

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repairs of the Shoulder
  • Meniscus Surgery of the Knee
  • ACL Reconstruction of the Knee

Dr. Isbell has authored and co-authored scientific articles and book chapters on various sports medicine related topics including ACL reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, meniscal repair, and shoulder arthritis. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has been the Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes since 2006.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Isbell, please call (919) 781-5600.

Additional Information about Dr. Isbell

Education & Certifications See Full Details
  • Medical School
    • James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Internship
    • University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
  • Residency
    • University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    • Hospital for Special Surgery (Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery)
  • Board Certification
    • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Isbell’s Team See Full Details
  • Medical Assistant — Brian, Diana, & Janeane
    • (919) 781-5600 Ext. 5614
  • Administrative Assistant — Dayle
    • Office: 919-863-6843
    • Fax: 919-863-6821
    • Email: ddenton2@raleighortho.com
  • Surgery Coordinator — Felicia
    • (919) 863-6993
  • Test Coordinator — Amelia
    • (919) 863-6859
Advanced Practice Provider – Jeremy Stinson, PA-C
Professional Organizations See Full Details
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association Of North America
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Assistant Team physician, New York Giants, 2003
  • Head Team Orthopaedist Carolina Hurricanes
Publications and Presentations See Full Details
  • January 2013- Dr. Isbell Discusses Sports Injuries with John Forslund on 99.9 The Fan
  • September 2011- Dr. Isbell presents on Shoulder Arthoplasty at the 2011 Concepts in Orthopaedic Care Symposium
  • July 2010- Dr. Isbell Invited to Speak at the North Carolina Medical Society’s 40th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium
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  • Carolina Hurricanes (Co-Head Team Physician)

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