William S. Havron III, MD, FACS joined Orlando Health’s surgical team in 2014. Dr. Havron is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care; he is a member of the Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery. Dr. Havron’s areas of practice include all aspects of elective general surgery, with special focus on endocrine surgery, as well as minimally invasive procedures including robotics. In addition to his elective practice, Dr. Havron practices emergency general surgery, surgical critical care and trauma surgery. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Havron also serves as the Program Director for the general surgical residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center and is also the Director of Surgical Simulation.
Dr. Havron earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2003. Following medical school, he completed his general surgical residency training and surgical critical care fellowship at The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Havron accepted an appointment to the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. While at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Havron practiced elective general surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care and emergency general surgery. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Havron served as the Medical Student Clerkship Director, developed medical students’ surgical curriculums, and was directly involved with the education of the surgical residents as a member of the academic faculty. During his tenure in Oklahoma, he was recognized numerous times for his teaching efforts. In addition to his clinical and educational endeavors, Dr. Havron was active in research including industry sponsored clinical trials as well as retrospective and prospective studies. Additionally, Dr. Havron serves as a surgical consultant for the United States Veteran’s Administration at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Dr. Havron’s surgical practice includes a broad base of general surgery both elective and emergent, surgical critical care, and a comprehensive treatment of trauma victims. His elective practice interests include all aspects of general surgical care with an additional focus in endocrine surgery and minimally invasive procedures including both laparoscopy and robotics. In the inpatient setting, Dr. Havron provides complex, comprehensive surgical care to patients with emergent surgical conditions, surgical intensive care management, as well as non-operative and operative trauma care.
As the general surgery Program Director, Dr. Havron has expanded the resident compliment to 6 categorical residents per PGY year. He is responsible for ensuring that all surgical residents under his guidance receive excellent surgical training. As the Director of Surgical Simulation, Dr. Havron has brought simulation to the forefront of medical education. Dr. Havron has participated in multiple research studies in the areas of trauma and general surgery that have yielded numerous presentations at national meetings, publications in peer review journals and he has written textbook chapters.
Dr. Havron is a certified course director for two American College of Surgeons sponsored courses: Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons; he is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma where he serves as a mentor for junior members and also serves on the Acute Care Surgery section. He is also a member of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, the Association for Surgical Educators, and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. At the Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Havron serves on multiple committees.