Dr William Howarth

William Howarth, M.D.

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

Dr. Howarth has experience in general orthopaedic surgery and is fellowship-trained in knee and hip joint reconstruction. He joined SOSI in 2020 after 22 years in government service, including more than seven as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Howarth was the chief of the Colorado Springs government Hospital System’s Total Joint Replacement Initiative from 2015 to 2019, after which he completed a hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Before medical school, at which he attended the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., Dr. Howarth flew B-1 Bombers.

After years in flight school, followed by an MBA, medical school and residency, and then adult reconstruction fellowship, Dr. Howarth jokes that his wife won’t let him do any more school.

Dr. Howarth was drawn to orthopaedics because he’s always been most interested in the musculoskeletal system. Most orthopaedic surgeons also have very active lifestyles and have experienced orthopaedic injuries themselves, he said. He loves to hike, ski, bike and run, among other activities.

Given Dr. Howarth’s passion for challenging himself, he enjoys the physicality of orthopaedics.

“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,” he said.

That’s why it’s important for Dr. Howarth to get to know his patients — after all, they’re the reason he got into this profession.

“When my mom was dying and I couldn’t get in touch with her doctor, it was the loneliest feeling. You want to be there for your patients,” he said. “I love all of my patients. I want to be an integral part of their lives — someone who makes a difference.”

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.