William R. Howarth, M.D., has served 22 years in government service, including more than seven years as an orthopaedic surgeon. He has experience in general orthopaedic surgery and is fellowship-trained in knee and hip joint reconstruction, where he became skilled in minimally invasive, outpatient joint replacement procedures. As someone who lives a very active lifestyle, Dr. Howarth was drawn to orthopaedics because of his interest in the musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics’ physicality.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, Dr. Howarth joined the United States Air Force, where he flew B-1 Bombers and earned several decorations during his service. After years in flight school, Dr. Howarth earned an MBA from Colorado State University and then attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Howarth followed up medical school with an orthopaedic surgery residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Consortium – Brooke Army Regional Center, where he saw over 3200 cases. After his residency, Dr. Howarth completed a hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA, where he became proficient in complex revision and joint replacement techniques that are minimally invasive for the patient.
Dr. Howarth was greatly inspired to pursue medicine by his mother, who had always encouraged the profession. When she was diagnosed with cancer while Dr. Howarth was in college and experienced the patient side of the experience with her, he knew he wanted to help people and is dedicated to providing the best care and experience possible for his patients. With a love for outdoor activities, orthopaedics is a natural extension of Dr. Howarth’s passions. He enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, and running and greatly values the results he sees from his patients as they can get back to activities they love.