Paul S. Howard, M.D., FACS
Background & Specialties
Dr. Howard has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1988. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only Plastic/Cosmetic Board Certification recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Howard completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Florida State University before attending medical school at the University of Alabama. Upon completion of his Medical Degree, he completed his General Surgery Residency under Dr. John Kirklin at the University of Alabama. Dr. Howard complete his Plastic Surgery Residency under world famous Dr. Ralph Millard at the University of Miami before completing a Plastic Surgery Fellowship under world famous craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Paul Tessier, in Paris, France.
Since returning to Birmingham, Alabama to establish his Plastic Surgery practice, Dr. Howard has continued to travel the world giving lectures, teaching other plastic surgeons, and performing medical missions to operate on children born with facial deformities. Dr. Howard is the founder of the NewFace Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that benefits children born with facial deformities.
*Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Alabama 1990-1996
*Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama 1992-1996
*Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery University of Alabama in Birmingham 1999-Present
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Howard has presented over 40 presentations world-wide, and over 20 publications in medical journals and textbooks including “Annuals of Plastic Surgery,” and “Clinics in Plastic Surgery.” A complete curriculum vitae is available upon request.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Howard enjoys reading, playing the harmonica, guitar, and is a gourmet chef having studied Culinary Arts in Paris, France during his Plastic Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Howard is also an avid student of the medical history of Alabama having published numerous articles describing the plight of medical doctors and surgeons in Alabama during the Nineteenth Century. Dr. Howard enjoys traveling to third world countries such as Romania and Honduras to perform facial surgery on children born with birth defects.