Dr. Harvin is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Harvin specializes in Orthopedic Trauma with an emphasis in multi-ligament knee injuries and knee preservation, including limb realignment as well as meniscus and cartilage transplantation.

Dr. Harvin received his undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He then attended medical school at McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas, where he also completed his residency. He went on to complete an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at The University of Missouri, where he trained with Dr. James Stannard, a renowned expert in multi-ligament knee reconstruction and preservation. Dr. Harvin is a native Houstonian with deep family ties to the community and a graduate of The Kinkaid School. Dr. Harvin currently provides coverage for Rice University, where as a student, he was an all-conference lineman.

Dr. Harvin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a candidate for membership in the Orthopedic Trauma Association.


Undergraduate Degree
Rice University, Houston, Texas
Medical School
The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, The University of Missouri

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Trauma
Complex periacetabular fractures
Open fractures
Malunions and nonunions
Pelvic and Acetabular surgery
Multiligament knee injuries
Knee preservation
Limb realignment
Meniscus and cartilage transplantation

Research Interests

Are routine post-operative radiographs necessary after fixation of lower extremity periarticular fractures? The University of Missouri. Co-investigator: David Volgas.

Utilization and impact of an Orthopedic trauma operating room at a level I trauma center with respect to treatment of open lower extremity fractures. The University of Missouri. Co-investigator: Brett Crist.

Mapping anterior column acetabular fractures and clinical implications regarding optimal lag screw trajectory. The University of Missouri. Co-investigator: Brett Crist and Brian Buck.

Are working length and proximal screw density predictors of C type distal femur fracture union after open reduction internal fixation? The University of Missouri. Co-investigator: Brett Crist.

Does tranexamic acid reduce perioperative blood loss and need for allogeneic blood transfusions in open pelvic ring and acetabular surgery? The University of Missouri: Co-investigator: Brett Crist.


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Early Femur Fracture Fixation is Associated with a Reduction in Pulmonary Complications and Hospital Charges: a Decade of Experience with 1,376 Diaphyseal Femur Fractures.  John Andrew Harvin, William Hartman Harvin, Elizabeth Camp, Zerremi Caga-Anan, Andrew Roland Burgess, Charles E Wade, John Bradley Holcomb, Bryan Alan Cotton.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 2012 Dec; 73(6): 1440-7.


Accurately reducing the syndesmosis.  Grand Rounds.  The University of Missouri. July 3, 2013.

Acute care of femur fracture in polytrauma patients.  Combined Orthopedic-Trauma Surgery Conference. The University of Missouri. October 18, 2012.

Role of inferior vena cava filters in pulmonary embolism prevention in polytrauma patients. Combined Orthopedic-Trauma Surgery Conference.  The University of Texas at Houston.  September 9, 2011