Dr. William Vincent Begg III is an emergency room doctor and lifelong resident of Newtown, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and his three children. He received his training at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. He has been working at Danbury Hospital since 1993, and is Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine as well as Vice Chair of the Board of Health of Newtown.
On December 14, 2012, Dr. Begg was the emergency department doctor on-duty at the local ER, as well as the local EMS Medical Director, for the patients from the Sandy Hook School tragedy.
After this tragedy, he testified in 2013 before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on proposed assault weapons ban. In 2014, he was the keynote speaker on the Sandy Hook Tragedy at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly in New York City.
Dr. Begg was awarded Doctor of the Year in Fairfield County, Connecticut in 2003, and EMS Doctor of the Year of Connecticut in 2016.