John Havill, M.D.
During Dr. John Havill’s residency training, he was inspired by two Nephrologists who both had a gift for interpreting and managing patient cases. Dr. Havill recalls how much time they invested in teaching junior physicians and to this day, he is grateful for the knowledge they imparted. These mentors, coupled with the complexity of renal medicine, were a driving force behind Dr. Havill’s decision to specialize in nephrology. He welcomes the challenge presented by the fact that nephrology spans a variety of disciplines, requiring an intimate knowledge of infectious, auto-immune, neoplastic and metabolic diseases. Dr. Havill explains that from a physicians’ standpoint, nephrology provides stimulating and challenging work as well as the ability to really impact patient’s lives.
Dr. Havill wants patients to know that he is available to answer their questions at any time. He makes it a point to get to know his patients as people, to work with their other physicians and to get the full picture of their health status to understand how it relates to their kidney disease. He takes the time to educate patients about their condition and all of the options available for therapy. Further, Dr. Havill can see patients on short notice and will always try to accommodate them.
Within the field of nephrology, Dr. Havill has particular interest in glomerulonephritides, electrolyte disorders and nephrolithiasis medical management, home modalities of Peritoneal Dialysis and home hemodialysis.
During his training, Dr. Havill was a “modern day nomad,” moving from city to city. But now, he’s happy to be living in the Silver State close to family. He’s honored to be a member of KSOSN as we are deeply rooted in the community of Las Vegas, have resources to provide the most advanced expertise and are renowned as the best nephrology practice in the region.
Dr. Havill grew up in the rolling hills of Northern England and received medical training at The Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s in London. From there, he moved to New York where he completed his residency and became a chief resident at St Vincent’s Hospital. He then went on to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to complete training in the field of Nephrology. Dr. Havill is married (his wife is a local psychiatrist), has two small dogs and enjoys traveling.
Fellowship in Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Degree, St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London Medical College