Renowned Ortho Spine Surgeon Joins HCA Florida Hospitals

Dr. William Kunkle

HCA Florida Healthcare recently announced the newest addition to its team, Dr. William Aaron Kunkle, a board-certified adult spine surgeon highly specialized in minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery.

Kunkle will be performing surgeries at HCA Florida JFK Hospital, HCA Florida JFK North Hospital and HCA Florida Palms West Hospital.

With a remarkable career, Kunkle served as the chief of surgery at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and as an adult spine surgeon at Fort Wayne Orthopedics. He is licensed in Florida and Indiana and has been a pioneer in implementing augmented reality spine surgery navigation and the PTP procedure for minimally invasive spine fusion in the Indiana region.

“As a new adult spine surgeon at HCA Florida Healthcare, I am honored to contribute to the well-being of my patients,” Kunkle said. “My focus is on providing compassionate care and innovative solutions, ensuring every individual achieves the best possible spine health outcomes.”

Kunkle’s commitment to advancing orthopedic knowledge is evident in his publications in Global Spine Journal, The Spine Journal and presentations at NASS meetings. Additionally, he recently became an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

As an active member of prestigious medical organizations, including NASS, AAOS, AOAO and AOA, Kunkle brings a wealth of experience and a dedication to medical education.