Dr William Howarth

William Howarth, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon; Fellowship Trained subspecializing in Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. William (Bobby) Howarth is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a practice focusing on knee osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis and trauma. He performs nearly 1,000 surgeries annually. He is fellowship-trained in knee and hip reconstruction, and specializes in procedures for total/partial hip replacement and total/partial knee replacement. Dr. Howarth was the chief of the Colorado Springs Government Hospital System’s Total Joint Replacement Initiative from 2015 to 2019.

Major William Howarth, MD has over 22 years of government service in the US Air Force, attending flight school and flying B-1 bombers prior to starting his medical training. While serving, he performed or supervised all military total hip and knee replacements in the Colorado Springs area and standardized care through Army and Air Force commands, optimizing patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Howarth joined Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute (SOSI) in 2020. He believes in the importance of establishing a trustworthy patient-provider relationship. He dedicates himself to empowering each and every patient with the respect, knowledge and insights needed to guide the treatment plan to its best possible outcome. “I knew I had to pursue orthopaedics the first time I replaced an arthritic knee and saw the patient get back to enjoying an active lifestyle again.”

Dr. Howarth earned a medical degree at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and finished residency training in orthopaedic surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Consortium. He completed the Otto E Aufranc Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Howarth practices at SOSI locations in Steamboat Springs, Craig and Monument, Colorado. Dr. Howarth splits time between Steamboat Springs and Colorado Springs, where his wife and five daughters reside. When not treating patients, Dr. Howarth enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering for local church and outreach programs, and outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, and cycling.

 

Education Background

University

University of Florida - Undergrade

Colorado State University - MBA

Medical School

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD

Internship

Orthopaedic Surgery Internship
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas

Residency

San Antonio Military Medical Consortium – Brooke Army Regional Center

Fellowship

Hip and Knee reconstruction fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA

Professional and Academic Appointments

  • American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic Political Action Committee

Published Content

  • Howarth WR, Hosalkar H, Gottschalk H. Tibial Tubercle Fractures in Children with Intra-Articular Involvement:  Surgical Tips for Technical Ease. J Child Orthop (2011) 5:465-470. PMC ID 3221755
  • Howarth WR, Grogan B, Borchard K, Campbell SE. Effect of microfracture on meniscal healing in a goat (Capra hircus) model. Orthopedics. 2016 Mar 1;39(2):105-110. Epub 2016 Jan 25.  PMC ID 26811956
    • Award winner to San Antonio Orthopedic Society May 2013
    • Blue Ribbon Award Winner
    • Roy Davis completion winner-Best research/presentation for all San Antonio orthopaedic surgical residents
    • Presented Military Health System Research Symposium 2013
    • Presented at SOMOS 2013
    • Presented at AAOS 2014
  • Howarth WR, Campbell S, Grogan B. MRI protocol comparison: Is there a difference in accuracy in detecting meniscal tears.
  • Howarth WR, Ficke J, Chan R.  A Case Report of Limb Salvage Performed on a Closed Calcaneus Fracture with Dysvascular Posterior Tuberosity.
    • Presented at SAUSHEC research competition- finalist
    • Presented Omer day competition

 

Presentations

  • Howarth WR, Dannenbaum J, Murphy, S. Patient-specific cup placement in THA patients with stiff or fused spine.  ITSA virtual meeting November 21, 2020.
  • Howarth WR, Murphy SB. Combined Hip Spine Motion: Refining Our Surgery Mission. Spring 2020 Current Concepts Joint Reconstruction, May 2020.
  • Howarth WR, Dannenbaum J, Bono J, Mattingly D, Nairus J. Incidence of loss of pulse in non-operative leg for posterior approach total hip arthroplasty on pegboard. New England Baptist Hospital Grand Rounds, June 2020.
  • Dannenbaum J, Howarth WR, Pugliano V. Reoperation after cerclage wires constructs in primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. New England Baptist Hospital Grand Rounds, June 2020.
  • Howarth WR. Hip Spine Relationship.  DJO specialty Day Boston MA, June 2020.
  • Howarth WR, Grogan B, Borchard K, Campbell SE. Effect of microfracture on meniscal healing in a goat (Capr hircus) model. Orthopedics. 2016 Mar 1;39(2):105-110.
    • San Antonio Orthopedic Association Award winner May 2013.
    • AAOS meeting April 2014
    •  SOMOS Dec 2013
    •  Military Health Research Symposium Nov 2013.

Get Back to Feeling Your Best

Partnerships/Locations

Steamboat Surgery Center
Steamboat Surgery Center
705 Marketplace Plaza,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This medical facility came to existence through its founding partners Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Its bold leadership, commitment to quality, and cost-effective care. This center is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.

Steamboat Surgery Center specializes in outpatient surgical procedures:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Surgery

SOSI - Craig, Colorado

Address:
Memorial Regional Health
Medical Office Building
750 Hospital Loop,
Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 
(970) 826-2450

Doctors at this location:

The Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute physicians are proud to partner with Memorial Regional Health to provide services in Craig.

We outpatient clinic appointments, follow-up appointments, consultation, and second opinions at the Memorial Regional Health Medical Office Building.

For Appointments and scheduling please call our main office at SOSI:
(970) 879-6663.
 

SOSI - Fraser, Colorado

Address:
Fraser Medical Building
45 County Road 804, #201
Fraser, CO 80442

Phone: 
(970) 364-2070

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing Orthopaedic services in Grand County for over 25-years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Lander, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
8185 WY-789,
Lander, WY 82520

Phone: 
(307) 206-9300

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Lander for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Rock Springs, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
4401 College Dr,
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone: 
(307) 448-3220

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Rock Springs for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.