A Chattanooga native, Dr. Will Havron, has been among the doctors treating victims of Sunday's shooting at an Orlando nightclub.
Havron, a 1995 graduate of McCallie School, was one of six doctors at Orlando Regional Medical Center, the hospital where most of the victims were treated, who talked to reporters at a news conference Tuesday.
Havron was called to the hospital and arrived to find bloody victims with severe wounds everywhere. He described the experience as surreal.
"We were just given patient after patient after patient," he said. "We'd literally walk from that operation room to another operating room and just do it again and again."
One patient required two surgeries in the operating room and another while in ICU, but doctors saved his life, Havron told CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley.
At one point, Havron said he was operating on one part of a patient while another doctor performed surgery on another part, according to Orlando Weekly.
CBS' Pelley asked if any one patient stuck out in Havron's memory.
"I think they all stick in your mind," Havron said. "I mean, after something this horrific, going from operating room to operating room, from patient to patient, I don't think any of us will forget this. This is not something that goes away."
At McCallie, Havron was a day student for six years and played on the soccer and lacrosse teams, according to school officials. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2003 and then completed his residency at UT College of Medicine Chattanooga..
He spent several years at the University of Oklahoma as assistant professor in the Department of Surgery before joining Orlando Health's surgical team in 2014.
Havron's father, Dr. Samuel Havron, was a gastroenterologist in Chattanooga.
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