Dr. William McGarvey is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. He also serves as the Residency Program Director and the Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program Director for the department.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. McGarvey specializes in Foot and Ankle surgery.

Dr. McGarvey received his undergraduate degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following a General Surgery internship and Orthopedic Surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. McGarvey went on to complete a fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. McGarvey is an active member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the America Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society,



Undergraduate Degree
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
General Surgery Internship, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Foot and ankle surgery
Ankle joint replacement
Ilizarov methods of surgical correction
Arthroscopic surgery
Fracture care
Orthopedic trauma
Sports medicine

Research Interests

Retrospective Review of Equinus deformity corrected with External Fixation

Use of Biofoam Metallic Wedges in Flatfoot reconstruction

Biomechanics of Modified Suture Technique for Achilles Tendon Repairs

Effects of Lateral Column Lengthening on Talo-Navicular Joint Congruity: A Radiographic Analysis

Distraction Arthroplasty

Comparison of Large versus Mini Fluoroscopic Visualization on Tibial Resection in Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Indirect Reduction and External Fixation of Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures

Clinical Results of Tendon Transfer Surgery in the Foot and Ankle Using Interference Screw Fixation

Use of Cryopreserved Bulk Allografts in Reconstructive and Salvage Foot and Ankle Surgery



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Rath P, McGarvey WC: orton’s neuroma. Orthopaedia. In progress 2011

Marx, R, McGarvey WC: Ankle and Subtalar Arthritis. Seminars in Arthroplasty 2011.

Stavinoha T, McGarvey WC, et al.: IREF Calcaneal Fractures. A follow-up study. Poster presentation August 2010

Stewart, D, McGarvey WC: Trauma of he foot and ankle. In Brinker

McGarvey WC, Clanton TO: Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Augmentation for the Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinosis. In Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Publication pending.

McGarvey WC, Clanton TO: Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction using Allograft and Interference Screw Fixation. In Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Publication pending.

McGarvey WC: Ankle and Midfoot Fractures and Dislocations. In Baxter, Porter The Foot in Sport 2nd ed.. Publication pending.

Clanton TO, McGarvey WC: Athletic Injuries to the Soft Tissues of the Foot and Ankle. Pp.1425-1564. In Coughlin, Mann, Saltzman Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Mosby Elsevier 2007.

McGarvey WC, Burris M, Clanton TO, Melissinos EG: Calcaneal Fractures:Indirect Reduction and External Fixation. Foot Ankle Int’l.27(7):494-99, 2006.

Jackson, LW, McGarvey WC: Update on the Treatment of Chronic Ankle Instability and Syndesmotic Injuries. Current Opinion in Orthopedics 17(2):97-102, 2006.

Cohn J, Sabonghy EP, Godlewski CA, Clanton TO, McGarvey WC: Tendon Fixation in Flexor Hallucis Longus Transfer: A Biomechanical Study Comparing a Traditional Technique versus Bioabsorbable Interference Screw Fixation. 4(4):222-29, 2005.

McGarvey WC: Chronic Heel Pain: Surgical Management. Chapter 25 pp. 207-14. In Wulker Atlas of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2005

Chiodo C, McGarvey WC: Distraction Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Clinics of NA.9(3):541-554, 2004.

McGarvey WC, Burris M: Indirect Reduction and External Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 3(4) 258-265, 2004.

McGarvey WC, Guest editor: Techniques of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Calcaneal fracture symposium. Dec ’04 – Mar ’05.

Warnock KM, Johnson BD, Wright JB, Ambrose CG, Clanton TO and McGarvey WC:Calculation of the Opening Wedge for a Low Tibial Osteotomy. Foot & Ankle Int’l.(11):778-782, 2004.