Michael A. Howard, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Plastic Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Body Contouring
  • Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
  • Breast Aesthetic/Body
  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Emory University School of Medicine - 1997
Residency:
MedStar Health/Georgetown University - 2003
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

738 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

88 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard listened to my concerns and addressed them.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Excelente doctor.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr explained all my options in great details

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Excellent communicator; inspired my confidence that the chosen procedure would minimize scarring; and very pleased with the results

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Patient and skilled

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner

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August 15, 2023

4.0

Per my note above, I feel as though Dr Howard has not been consistent with his recommendations. My surgical plan changed drastically 2 weeks before surgery and now his recommendations for the known "cosmetic clean up" have changed again. I have some disappointment in that regard. My surgical scars are barely noticeable. He did an excellent job surgically. I just feel the communication about what is/ was possible and then how things are playing out has not been consistently communicated.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner. Really listens

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August 08, 2023

5.0

I like the doctor and he did alright on me if I needed plastic surgery again he's the one I'd choose again so I'd recommend

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He is compassionate, sincere, caring and he listens!

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and good bedside manner!!

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July 31, 2023

5.0

VERY PROFESSIONAL

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July 24, 2023

5.0

The best!

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He explained every aspect of the surgery and took the time to answer my questions.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is kind and so knowledgeable. Always offers me options. I feel very safe in his hands.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He is an amazing doctor, professional, knowledgeable, caring. He is an example of how doctors and other medical professionals should be.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

He’s a great Dr . and he explains everything

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July 16, 2023

5.0

Very skilled and very professional

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July 16, 2023

5.0

The Doctor and staff were professional, supportive and caring.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Stated above. His care is top notch. He is the best.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is a very good surgeon.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He is cares about his patients

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Extremely dedicated surgeon and empathetic man. He understands that the decisions patients make are personal. I can not recommend him highly enough.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He knows what he is doing.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Wonderful dctor

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and highly skilled surgeon with excellent bedside manner.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Did a wonderful job on the reconstruction surgery. He was always encouraging and caring. He explained things to me well and always took time for my questions. He gave me assurance that he was looking out for my best and was competent.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

Engaging, friendly, listens to your concerns, engages you in the decision that best meets your needs. To describe him in one word AWESOME!!!!

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is wonderful doctor, friendly and caring,

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard explained the procedure well. Made me feel comfortable during the procedure.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Great results from operation. Knowledgeable and skilled. Compassionate and easy to talk to. He instilled confidence in what he would be able to do.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor, very efficient as a doctor, I am proud of the work he has done with me.

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July 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is genuine and talented.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard is very caring. He listens and is all about shared decision making. He truly cares about my well-being.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard was so gracious and knowledgeable. I’m so appreciative of him.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Very honest and knowledgeable. Makes me feel like I matter not like a number.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

He took his time, listened and explained my options.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

One of the most professional doctors I’ve been to.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Excellent skill and care

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon. Excellent skill. Good bedside manner.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Michael Howard and staff are some of the most amazing people and they care so much about their patients. Can’t say enough great things about them

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is very professional and has a wonderful bedside manner in treating his patients. He's very thorough and considerate in addressing patient concerns.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

The best Doctor I've ever met.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard is so kind and really cares about his patients. Not only is he an excellent surgeon, his bedside manner is top notch! I’m so fortunate to have found him and his team.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor, always with a good attitude towards the patient and good communication.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

He is professional, kind, listens carefully. This will be my first time having surgery with Dr Howard.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Excellent work, and friendly bedside manner.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

He has been patient with me as I learn if I am a candidate for autologous surgery (or not). He has allowed me to have a voice in my care, but when I started to feel unsure of how we achieve an optimal outcome, he provided his recommendations.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Good listener, friendly, knowledgeable.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Listens to me, encouraged me, answered my questions, caring, I felt that he is very good at what I need done.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Very happy with my results and his care

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May 27, 2023

5.0

I did above! Dr Howard was very precise and caring for all my medical needs!

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. HOWARD!

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Please above comments. Skilled accomplished doctor.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Michael Howard, excellent doctor very kind, good human being, and a very good surgeon.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

He is the most compassionate and empathic Dr you can find.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is caring and empathic. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is a wonderful Person , highest Professional, extremely Smart. He is gifted, and he loves what he does. I am so lucky to be his patient.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard helps you to make an informed decision about surgery. He has a good bedside manner to help put you at ease.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard spent a lot of time addressing my concerns and explaining everything. Very satisfied.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is the definition of an excellent physician. He is a healthcare hero and a role model for others to follow.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Excellent physician

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Soooo nice, very skilled and very professional

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Seems exceptional so far - haven't had surgery yet. Very thorough. Takes time to explain and address all concerns.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard is a very nice person, he understands you.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard was patient, kind, gentle, thorough and incredibly professional. I’ve seen him a few times over the years and even followed him from North Shore. He is a wonderful doctor and such a kind person. He is truly the best!

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is caring, welcoming, communicates in a way that puts you at ease, listens to my concerns and includes you in treatment. He's awesome!!!

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard put me at ease instantly and listened to what I had to say and my concerns . Very knowledgable and had a thorough discussion . Good options and will definitely be seeing him in the future!

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Personable and well versed

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Doctor Howard is very professional and caring.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

He is extremely nice, caring, knowledgeable, skilled. I’m very pleased with his work

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April 05, 2023

5.0

He explained things well to us, took time with us to answer any questions, seems very competent and he was encouraging.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Is very. Professional Their. Explanations. Are. Clear and easy to understand. Besides, it makes you feel very comfortable.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Personable and considerate.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Explain all my options

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Very warm, well respected, caring and well renowned plastic surgeon.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is incredible, he’s at the top of his game. His entire is also wonderful.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard always has a warm and friendly greeting. He is very professional and courteous as well as concerned with your well-being.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard is a wonderful doctor and I love his bedside manner. He has a great smile and made me feel confident that I would make it through the surgery without incident. He is very caring about the well-being of his patients.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard is exceptional! He has excellent bedside manner! He is so smart, personable, and kind.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Howard as an amazing surgeon who listens and takes his time with you and makes you feel at ease.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Howard made the experience calming and was extremely thorough when explaining the procedure and what to expect. He made me feel confident moving forward with my decision. He is a wonderful surgeon!

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor deserves more than that rating.

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March 03, 2023

5.0

Extremely professional, skilled, & compassionate surgeon. Outstanding “bed side” manner.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Friendly, easy to talk to. Does great work.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

An excellent, caring doctor who takes the time with you to ensure he knows your expectations.

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February 24, 2023

5.0

Best in the business

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February 24, 2023

5.0

I had work done by him before. He is very skilled. I have confidence that I am receiving the best care. He is a very nice man and gives his full attention. I appreciate his style.

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