William P. Silver, MD

William P. Silver, MD

Sports Medicine

Board Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and General Orthopedics

Triangle Region

Triangle Surgery Center

Dr. William Silver specializes in Sports Medicine in the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region, specifically conditions and injuries affecting the shoulder and knee. In addition to providing patient-centered care to Triangle Area orthopedic patients, Dr. Silver is a team physician for the Durham Bulls. He is also a founding member of the Raleigh’s Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Sports Medicine Society. He has served as an orthopedic consultant to the PGA, LPGA, and Champion’s Tours and is Titleist Performance Institute certified. Click here to learn more about Dr. Silver on his personal website!

In the past, he has served as the medical director for the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, Virginia and as a team physician for Durham School of the Arts (Durham, North Carolina), Athens Drive High School (Cary, North Carolina), the Norfolk Tides Minor League Baseball team, and Old Dominion University.

Dr. Silver’s extensive experience working with organized sports organizations adds to his broad knowledge base of sports-related injuries and the application of advanced treatment approaches.

Education and Expertise

A graduate from Duke University, Dr. Silver received his medical degree from Wake Forest University. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University, where he served as an assistant team physician for Duke University and North Carolina Central University athletes. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Silver holds a subspecialty certificate in orthopedic sports medicine as well as general orthopedics. He specializes in addressing multiple shoulder injuries and conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Separated shoulder
  • Biceps tear

In addition to the shoulder, Dr. Silver treats injuries affecting the knee such as ACL tears, meniscus tears, and more. In line with the sophisticated subspecialty orthopedic care for which EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region is recognized, examples of treatment methods and services provided by Dr. Silver include:


As an experienced sports medicine physician, Dr. Silver strives to return his patients to their pre-injury level of activity to enable athletes and non-athletes to reach their full physical capabilities.

Community Connections

Born in Durham and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Silver’s involvement with the local community is extensive. Dr. Silver has served on the Blue Cross Blue Shield, North Carolina Physician’s Advisory Group, as president of Durham/Orange County Medical Society, and as the treasurer of the NC Orthopaedic Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC). He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and a graduate of the NCMS’s Leadership College.

Dr. Silver is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Piedmont Orthopaedic Society. At EmergeOrtho, Dr. Silver has served on the Executive Committee and as Medical Director for the Triangle Division.


  • Undergraduate: Duke University
  • Medical school: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine


  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society
  • Durham-Orange County Medical Society -President-Elect, assume presidency 1/2015 (elected position) -also Board Member
  • AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine) -Council of Delegates (North Carolina representative) (elected position)
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Association -Treasurer – Political Action Committee
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield of North Carolina -Physician Advisory Group Member
  • Athena Healthcare -Physician Advisory Board
  • North Carolina Medical Society -Nominating Committee (review and propose applicants for leadership positions in Medical Society)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons-Speaker, Practice Management Course (topic: Meaningful Use)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Request a consultation with Dr. Silver now. Or, call us at 919-220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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