Education & Background
Michael S. Howard, M.D. joined Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in January 2017 and is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in surgery of the upper extremity. Dr. Howard specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, reverse shoulder replacements, rotator cuff repairs, fractures, as well as conditions affecting the ligaments and tendons of the upper extremity. He also has a clinical interest and background working with sports-related injuries and arthritis of the upper extremity.
Dr. Michael Howard joined Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center after serving in the United States Air Force and practicing in Knoxville, TN. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Dr. Howard then completed a fellowship in upper extremity and hand surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Howard served in Afghanistan and was the chief upper extremity specialist and director of orthopedic medical education at Travis Air Force Base in California. He has served as a team consultant for highschool and collegiate athletes. He has continued to advance the field of orthopedics through research. His publications include book chapters, presentations and multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Howard is happily married with three girls. He enjoys spending time with his family and being active outdoors. Outside of work you may find him snow skiing, biking, running and playing sports with his three daughters.
Certified Physician Assistant: Allie Ryan, PA-C
Medical Assistant: Bryan Freeland
Surgery Coordinator: Edith Granados t
University of Kansas
Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH
Travis Air Force Base in California
Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA Fellowship
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America