Dr. William Haning is a tenured Professor of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, who serves as the Program Director for the Addiction Psychiatry Program and Deputy Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He co-directs the Neuroscience curriculum for the Office of Medical Education.
He is certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine, Vice-Chairs the Examination Committee for Addiction Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, has received several teaching awards, is a Director of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and has chaired a number of community service boards including the Life Foundation and the Hawai'i Program for Healthcare Professionals.
The past Force Surgeon for U.S. Marine Forces Pacific and for Marine Forces Central Command in Iraq, he has served also as the Division Psychiatrist, 4th Marine Division, as a Captain in the Navy Reserve, and transferred to the Retired Reserve in 2010; his awards include the Legion of Merit.
He spends a lot of time trying to defeat age through exercise, which seems only to wear him out; and an equal amount of time trying to understand humanity by reading history, which only raises more questions. He lives in Manoa Valley in Honolulu where he is the undeserving spouse of Dr. Libby Char, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery in Emergency Medicine.