William F. Hefley, MD, FAAOS
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing in Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Stem Cell/PRP Therapy
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. William Hefley graduated with a bachelor of science in biochemistry from Harding University. After receiving his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Hefley completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Following his residency, Dr. Hefley pursued additional training in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital System and the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in London, England. He returned to Little Rock and began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1990.
As an athlete and marathon runner, youth sports coach, and father of high school and college athletes, Dr. Hefley’s lifelong love of sports has fueled his passion for treating patients who play sports and returning them to the game they love. In addition, he enjoys serving other patients who simply want to be able to lead active lifestyles free of pain.
Dr. Hefley is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has been published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has also served as a clinician for a leading orthopedic implant manufacturer, developing hip and knee prostheses, and he lectures frequently on joint replacement techniques to surgeons from around the United States and abroad.
In addition, Dr. Hefley has served as team physician and sports medicine director for multiple sports and schools at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. He has been the sideline physician for Pulaski Academy since 2002.
Dr. Hefley is routinely recognized as one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Arkansas. He has been chosen as one of the “Best Doctors in Arkansas” by AY magazine and has been voted “Best Orthopedic Surgeon” by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Not only do patients come from surrounding states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Missouri to see Dr. Hefley, but his reputation extends beyond the region; patients have traveled from as far away as Colorado, Virginia, and even Alaska seeking Dr. Hefley's surgical expertise.
In his free time, Dr. Hefley enjoys running, biking, and most of all, spending time with his wife and kids (two daughters and two sons), which often includes cheering for his kids at sports events and performances.
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Arkansas Medical Society
- Arkansas Orthopaedic Society
- Pulaski County Medical Society
Kenny Weaver, PA-C
As a certified physician assistant, Kenneth (Kenny) Weaver works alongside Dr. Hefley, treating patients for injury and illness of the hip, knee, and shoulder with minimally invasive joint replacement techniques, arthroscopy, and conservative measures. He has worked with Dr. Hefley exclusively since 2000 and, as a key member of the patient care team, is very experienced in Dr. Hefley’s procedures and protocols.
A native of Arkansas, Kenny joined the United States Army 82nd Airborne as a combat medic in 1988. After four years and two deployments he joined the Arkansas National Guard while attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology. In 1997, he was accepted to the Military Interservice Physician Assistant program, graduating in January 2000.
Kenny is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and he has been a board-certified physician assistant surgical assist since 2000. He has been a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants since 2000.
Kenny retired from the Arkansas National Guard as Battalion Medical Officer in 2009 with 21 years of service, including four deployments to Desert Shield/Desert Storm and two to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Kenny resides in North Little Rock with his wife Tamara and their three children, Corbin, Logan, and Grace. In his spare time Kenny coaches his kids’ baseball and football teams and enjoys running, biking, hunting, and fishing. He is also an active member of I.C. Church.