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Havalee Henry, MD, MS

Areas of Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Joint Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Nonunion and Malunion of Fractures


Dr. Henry is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder, elbow and trauma surgery.

Dr. Henry became an orthopedic surgeon because she earned a master’s degree in muscle physiology and was intrigued by the musculoskeletal system. Upon entering medical school, she was fascinated by surgery and enjoyed using her hands. Dr. Henry believes that orthopedics offers near-immediate gratification as she sees the effects of her labor when fixing a broken bone.

What sets her apart is her exceptional training and how she interacts with patients and improves their quality of life. Dr. Henry is committed to helping patients return to the activities that make their lives enjoyable.

Outside of orthopedics, Dr. Henry enjoys cycling, photography, traveling, scuba diving and cooking.

Professional Summary

  • Ability to provide the best possible surgical care to patients with shoulder and elbow impairments as well as trauma injuries.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads during busy periods for smooth and effective execution of work.
  • Initiative, excellent communication skills as well as decision making skills necessary for successful orthopedic practice.
  • Willingness and flexibility to adjust to, and learn about changing, healthcare environments



University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Bachelor of Science – Molecular and Cellular Biology, May 2001

Graduate School

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Master of Science – Muscle Physiology, May 2004

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York

Doctor of Medicine, May 2012


Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2012- 2017


Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, August 2017 – July 2018

Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Trauma Fellowship, September 2018 – February 2019


Advent Health

Orthopedic Surgeon March 2019

Honors & Awards

  • DePuy Synthes Grant for Research - September 2016
  • J Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society Resident Research Award, July 2016
  • Arthur Guinness Fund for Social Entrepreneurship, January 2014 o Humanitarian: to organize Orthopedic surgery mission trips to provide medical care to underserved populations in Jamaica, W.I.
  • Timothy L. Stephens Orthopedic Fellowship, August 2009 to June 2010
    Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland OH
  • Journal of Experimental Biology: Outstanding Paper Prize, 2005


  • Teaching Faculty for UCF College of Medicine/Ocala Health Orthopedic Surgery Program
  • AO Trauma
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • Robert Gladden Society
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons


  • Annual meeting of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons March 6, 2018 – Podium Presentation: Two Accurate and Efficient Methods for Intraoperative Measurement of Femoral Version
  • Grand Rounds, November 13, 2015 – Understanding Acetabular fractures with a 3-D twist • Grand Rounds, December 19, 2014 – Volunteerism in Orthopedics


  • Packer, J.D., Varthi, A.G., Zhu, D.S., Javier, F.G., Young, J.D., Garver, J.V., Henry, H.T., Tommasini and Blaine, T.A. Ibuprofen impairs capsuloabral healing in a rat model of anterior glenohumeral instability. (2018) Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Feb:27(2):315-324
  • Henry, H.T, Szolomayer, L.K., Sumpio, B.E., and Sutton, K.M. Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome: Bilateral Lower extremity involvement. Orthopedics September 2017
  • Morris,W.Z, Henry, H.T., Liu,R.W., Streit,J.J., Grant,R.E., and Cooperman D, R. A modified Ogata-Goldsand Technique for simplified intraoperative measurement of femoral version. (2015). J Pediatr Orthop, 35 (6), 593599.
  • Henry, H.T. and Dennis, J. (2010) Growth Factors influencing Human Articular Chondrocyte Growth and Differentiation. Case Western Orthopedic Journal. Vol 7. 52 – 57
  • Rose, R., Ameerally, A., Frankson, M., and Henry, H. (2008). Arthroscopy: Surgical site infections and the need for prophylactic antibiotics. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. Volume 10 Number 2
  • Rubenson, J., Henry, H.T., Dimoulas, P.M. and Marsh, R.L. (2006). The cost of running uphill: linking organism and muscle energy use in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). J. Exp. Biol. 209, 2395 - 2408
  • Marsh, R.L., Ellerby, D.J., Henry, H.T. and Rubenson, J. (2006). The energetic cost of trunk and distal limb loading during walking and running in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) I. Organismal metabolism and biomechanics. J. Exp. Biol 209, 2050 - 2063
  • Henry, H. T., Ellerby, D. J. and Marsh, R. L. (2005) Performance of guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) during jumping requires storage and release of elastic energy. J. Exp. Biol 208, 3293 - 3302
  • Ellerby, D. J., Henry, H. T., Carr, J. A., Buchanan, C. I. and Marsh, R. L. (2005). Blood flow in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) as an indicator of energy expenditure by individual muscles during walking and running. Physiol 564, 631 - 648.
  • Marsh, R. L., Ellerby, D. J., Carr, J. A., Henry, H. T. and Buchanan, C. I. (2004). Partitioning the energetics of walking and running: swinging the limbs is expensive. Science. 303, 80 – 83

Research Experience

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Orthopedic Surgery Resident (June 2012 to 2018)

  • Conducted measurements on preserved femora and cadavers to develop a straight forward and time efficient method of calculating femoral anteversion intra-operatively
  • Developed software Application program for hand-held devices to calculate femoral anteversion

Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Research Fellow (August 2009 to July 2010)

  • Designed project to investigate growth factors and conditions for optimization of expansion of human chondrocytes
  • Investigated production and implantation of tissue-engineered neo-trachea (rabbit auricular chondrocytes cultured to produce a mechanically stable trachea-like tissue).
  • Learned techniques: chondrocyte cell culturing (procurement of cartilage, thawing, expansion, redifferentiation in bioreactors), phase microscopy, assay for detection and quantification of DNA and GAG, Immunohistochemical staining for Type II and Type IX collagen

University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Research Associate - Department of Orthopedics and Bioengineering (February 2006 to June 2006)

  • Studied muscular architecture of the lower hindlimb muscles of rabbits, rats and mice
  • Isolated single muscle fibers and conducted experiments to determine the passive mechanical properties of such fibers
  • Trained in the use of laser diffraction to determine muscle fiber sarcomere length
  • Conducted experiments in which muscles from wild-type and knockout animals were electrically stimulated to determine muscle response to eccentric contraction
  • Utilized confocal microscopy to aid investigation of mechanical properties of wild-type and knockout muscles.
  • Performed surgical procedures to implant a pressure transducer in rabbit tibialis anterior muscle to investigate the relationship between muscle contractile force and intramuscular pressure

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Research Assistant, Physiology and Microbiology (September 2001 to August 2005)

  • Designed project to investigate the biomechanics of jumping in guinea fowl.
  • Performed surgical implantation of sonomicrometry and EMG electrodes in animal muscles.
  • Injected microparticles in cardiovascular system of guinea fowl with subsequent monitoring of cardiovascular parameters.
  • Constructed sonomicrometry and EMG electrodes. Monitored surgical anesthesia


  • Photography, SCUBA diving, Cycling, Weight lifting, Cooking, Medical Volunteerism

Havalee Henry, MD, MS

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