A native Texan, Dr. Howard grew up in Klein, Texas, graduating from Klein High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts in Religion at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He then completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of South Alabama and a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Florida.
Dr. Howard’s interests are in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He has received extensive training in advanced laparoscopic procedures dealing with the esophagus, stomach, intestines, spleen, gallbladder, adrenal glands and various abdominal hernias. Dr. Howard has authored and presented research related to treatment of reflux, colon disease, and sleeve gastrectomy. He has received a number of awards including recent Top Gun finalist at the annual SAGES laparoscopic competition.
Dr. Howard enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, playing golf, lake activities, and watching Aggie sports.
- Associate of the American College of Surgeons
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
- Christian Medical and Dental Association
- Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society