Michael A. Howard, MD
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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
- Medical Education:
MD, Emory University School of Medicine - 1997
MedStar Health/Georgetown University - 2003
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2004
- American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery (Certified)
Faculty ProfileHealth System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 16, 20225.0 star star star star star
Amazing! He is a special doctor who is dedicated to the giving his patience time, energy and expertise. I came in full of anxiety about a difficult process and left a feeling I was in the best hands possible.
July 29, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Michael Howard talk with me about my concerns , I felt that he understood me , he was very knowledgeable and answer me on my questions . He gave me time to think and make another appointment. I felt comfortable with Doctor M. Howard.
July 22, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Howard always answers my questions (and I usually have a lot). We discuss options and make decisions with my input. He never rushes me and explains everything explicitly. He is a very talented plastic surgeon and I’m amazed how my breast reconstruction looks from where we started. I highly recommend him!
June 22, 20225.0 star star star star star
Can’t really score him, as he was stuck in emergency surgery, but the staff were very clear and explaining options to me, waiting, rescheduling, or having the PA do the procedure. I chose the latter and was completely comfortable in doing so.
June 11, 20225.0 star star star star star
I have been a patient of Dr. Howard’s for over 15 years. He is the reason I came to Northwestern. He is highly skilled and very caring. It is very obvious that he loves what he does and genuinely cares about his patients. I can’t imagine being a cancer patient without him.
June 10, 20225.0 star star star star star
I have had major setbacks with my original surgery. Dr Howard and his team couldn’t be more wonderful at their job. Not once have I questioned my decision. They go above and beyond with their care and compassion.
June 03, 20225.0 star star star star star
-Sensitive explanations at every step of the procedure. -Appointment was timely and friendly. -Hospital parking was quick and well-directed. -Timing was flexible enough to complete another unexpected biopsy.
May 14, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Michael Howard was knowledgeable, caring, listened to all my concerns, gave me several options for treatment and took all the time needed to answer all my questions. I have never seen a doctor so approachable with a very compassionate bedside manner.
March 18, 20225.0 star star star star star
I cannot say enough about Dr. Howard. I left HMO to go to PPO just to follow him to Northwestern and have the chance for him to do my DIEP. He knows what he’s doing and is really good at individualizing the procedure based on medical history, etc. He’s attentive and sees his patients as human beings with emotions and he takes the time and attention to listen to my fears and concerns. I trust his expertise and experience and know that he wants me to be pleased with the results and feel good about myself. And his work speaks for itself and every time (I’ve had 3 surgeries with him) I have felt really good about the results!
Ownership or Investment Interests
Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies
- EO2 Concepts
External Professional Relationships
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