Introducing Dr. William Aaron Kunkle: Renowned Ortho Spine Surgeon Joins HCA Florida Hospitals


February 1, 2024 – HCA Florida Healthcare is excited to announce the newest addition to our team, Dr. William Aaron Kunkle, a board-certified Adult Spine Surgeon highly specialized in minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery. Dr. 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, Dr. 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,” said Dr. William Kunkle. He added, “My focus is on providing compassionate care and innovative solutions, ensuring every individual achieves the best possible spine health outcomes.”

Dr. 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 became an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS) in January 1, 2024.

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

HCA East Florida Division warmly welcomes Dr. Kunkle and anticipates his significant contributions to orthopedic care at our hospitals.

For media inquiries, please contact: Narupa Baldeosingh


About HCA Healthcare

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 182 hospitals and approximately 2,300 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44%. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 37 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.

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