Howard O. Haverty, Jr., MD

Gastroenterologist serving Richmond, Colonial Heights, Midlothian, N. Chesterfield, Short Pump, Henrico and Mechanicsville, VA

Howard Haverty

About Dr. Haverty

Dr. Howard Haverty is a board-certified Gastroenterologist at Richmond Gastroenterology Associates and has been with the practice for more than 25 years. Dr. Haverty sees patients at the Midlothian Center office in Chesterfield, Virginia.

He graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) and earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) and remained there to complete his fellowship in gastroenterology.

Dr. Haverty treats patients suffering from a variety of digestive diseases and conditions. He has specialty expertise in GI cancer diagnosis & staging and has a special interest in treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and pancreatic disease. 

He is a strong advocate for colon cancer screening. Dr. Haverty also specializes in the gut microbiome and its influence on disease.

Dr. Haverty is highly skilled in performing endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), esophageal mucosal resection (EMR), and ERCP. He’s dedicated to staying current with the ongoing advancements in his field and has received additional training for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE).

Dr. Haverty has held several leadership roles throughout his career. He most recently served as President of Richmond Gastroenterology Associates from 2013 to 2022. He previously served as Chief and Co-Chief of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at CJW Medical Centers. 

He also served as Cancer Liaison Physician, Executive Committee Member of the Medical Staff, Quality Committee Member, and Medical Care Evaluation Committee Member.

Dr. Haverty is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA), and the Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM).

Well respected in the medical community, he has been selected as a Richmond Magazine “Top Doc” winner in Gastroenterology on numerous occasions, most recently in 2019. Readers of OurHealth magazine have also recognized him as a “Best Bedside Manner” award winner.

An advocate for patient health and safety, Dr. Haverty has a secondary interest in the cost of medicine and how it relates to treating patients. For this reason, he joined DHPA, a national organization of 2400 members dedicated to promoting accessible, high-quality, and cost-efficient healthcare in independent GI medical practice settings.

His goal is to bring his patients improved health and wellness through his understanding of digestive disease. Of late, he has become more interested in the brain-gut connection and the inter-relationships of the gut microbiome in solving disease.

Dr. Haverty grew up in Smithfield, Virginia. He’s married and has three children and five grandchildren. He has enjoyed his career in medicine, seeking to bring care to patients with digestive diseases and conditions.