Dr. William Austin has a long history of serving the community through membership on both the NAH and FMC boards of directors. Most recently he was appointed to the NAH Board of Directors in 2008, and the FMC Board in 2002. Currently he serves on the FMC Board's quality committee and the strategic planning committee. In a previous appointment to the FMC board, he was the second physician to ever serve in that capacity, and he is a former FMC Medical Staff president.
He began his pediatric practice in Flagstaff in 1967. He retired from his practice in 2002, but continues as Medical Director of Flagstaff Medical Center's Children’s Rehabilitative Services.
Dr. Austin has degrees from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He performed a rotating internship in Albuquerque and a pediatric residency at the University of Oregon Medical School. He spent two years in the USPHS Division of Indian Health in Zuni, New Mexico.
He has been involved with the Coconino County Medical Society, Coconino Board of Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Board, Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts, Grand Canyon Association, and AHCCCS Plan Board.