William H.J. Haffner


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Editor Emeritus, Military Medicine. AMSUS
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Maternal safety
American Indian and Alaska Native Women's Healthcare
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A.B. Degree from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
M.D. Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship in Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Clinical Director, Gallup Indian Medical Center, 1971-1981

Attending Physician, National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 1981-2016

On-site clerkship director, then medical student program director, NNMC and USUHS, 1983-1997

Residency Program Director, NNMC and Uniformed Services Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1994-2005

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, USUHS, 1992-2003

Editor-in-Chief, Military Medicine, AMSUS, 2006-2017, Editor Emeritus 2018-

President, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2006-2007

Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Public Health Service. 1990-1994