H. William Craver III, DO, FACOS
Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Osteopathic Medical Program
Professor of Surgery
A native of Doylestown, Pa., Dr. Craver graduated from the University of Delaware,
where he earned a degree in Physical Therapy in 1979. After working in physical therapy
and sports medicine at the Hershey Medical Center, he enrolled in the Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, and received his DO degree with honors in 1987.
Dr. Craver completed a residency, two years as chief, in General Surgery at the Osteopathic
Medical Center of Philadelphia in 1992. He then joined the teaching faculty and was
the Academic Coordinator of the Surgery Residency. He has also practiced in the rural
communities of Jasper, Ga. and Hardinsburg, Ky.
Dr. Craver is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, and is
a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is a Costin Scholar
and has earned numerous awards including Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Galen S.
Young Surgery Award from PCOM, Resident of the Year, NBOME case writer of the year,
PCOM Alumni Association certificate of Merit, and is in the AOA Mentor Hall of Fame.