Peter Howard, M.D.Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Peter Howard, M.D. Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Originally from Petoskey, Michigan, Dr. Howard has undergone extensive training in sports medicine, arthroscopy, robotic assisted joint replacement, and orthopedics at several universities and medical centers. After graduating from medical school in 2008, he pursued orthopedic training at the Homer Stryker School of Medicine in order to get his patients back to their lives as quickly as possible. Upon completing fellowship, Dr. Howard completed a comprehensive orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas. There Dr. Howard was able to train with the Houston Astros, Texans, Rockets, Dynamo, Rice University, and elite high school football programs.

Dr. Howard specializes in rotator cuff repairs, cartilage surgery, meniscus injuries, ACL injuries, shoulder dislocations, hip impingement, fractures, joint replacement, and arthritis care.

Dr. Peter Howard is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Dr. Howard obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. After his undergraduate education, Dr. Howard completed his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then trained in orthopedics at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine. During his final year, he served as chief resident at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. Seeking additional sub-specialization; he trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Houston Methodist Hospital. During his time there he worked with and cared for the Houston Astros, Texans, Dynamo, Rockets, the Rice University Owls, and many high school teams.

Dr. Howard’s areas of interest include the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and biologic therapies. Dr. Howard focuses on helping athletes and weekend warriors get back to full activity.

Shoulder problems: Rotator cuff repair, revision rotator cuff repair, PRP ( platelet rich plasma ) injections, shoulder dislocations, labral tears, Latarjet surgery, throwing injuries, baseball injuries, tennis injuries, bicep pain, golf injuries, pitcher’s shoulder, clavicle fracture, collarbone fracture, shoulder separation, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement.

Elbow problems: Tommy John surgery ( ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction ), elbow arthroscopy, radial head replacement, fractures of the elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, distal bicep repair, tricep repair, and many more procedures.

Hip Problems: Femoroacetabular impingement, hip arthroscopy, torn labrum, labrum tear, cam lesion, pincer lesion, cam and pincer lesion, hip muscle tear, abductor tear, hamstring tear, hamstring pain, hip ligament damage, hip labral reconstruction, groin impingement.

Knee problems: Anterior cruciate ligament tears ( ACL ), medial collateral ligament tears ( MCL ), posterior cruciate ligament tears ( PCL ), lateral collateral ligament tears ( LCL ), meniscus surgery, meniscus tears, football knee injuries, soccer knee injuries, volleyball knee injuries, revision ACL surgery, ACL reconstruction, ACL replacement, cartilage transplants, meniscus transplant, and many more procedures.

Joint Replacement: Dr. Howard specializes in Shoulder, Knee, and Hip replacements.

Biologic Treatments: Dr. Howard also received advanced training in Platelet Rich Plasma treatments, Bone Marrow Concentrate Aspirate Injections, and Stem Cell Injections. Dr. Howard is also FDA certified for MACI cartilage transplants.

Dr. Howard’s treatment philosophy is to try to exhaust all non-surgical options before considering surgery. He works with his patients to educate and explain their condition so that they can fully understand their treatment options. If surgery is a choice made by the patient, he believes in being with the patient through their full course of surgery and recovery. He also believes working closely with the physical and occupational therapists that care for his patients. Dr. Howard stays up to date on the newest treatment options so that he can provide the latest treatments to his patients.

Dr. Howard is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

In his time off Dr. Howard enjoys fishing, boating, going to the beach, biking, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard please contact the office today at for the Palm Harbor office or for the New Port Richey office.

Current Position

  • 2018
    Florida Sports, Orthopedics, and Spine Medicine
    3890 Tampa Road, Suite 202
    Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    Orthopedic Surgeon

Education

  • 2017-2018
    Houston Methodist Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College
    Houston, Texas
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Class of 2018
    Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification
  • 2012-2017
    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • 2008-2012
    Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Detroit, Michigan
    MD - Doctor of Medicine
  • 2004-2008
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan
    BS - Human Biology - Lyman Briggs School

Honors

Residency:

  • 2016-2017
    Chief Orthopedic Resident, Borgess Health and Bronson Methodist Hospital

Medical School:

  • 2011-2012
    Ambulatory Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology
  • 2010-2011
    Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine

Undergraduate:

  • 2008
    Graduation with Honors

Professional Memberships

  • 2017-2018
    Mid-America Orthopedic Association – Candidate Member
  • 2012-2018
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – Candidate Member
  • 2015-2018
    American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine – Member
  • 2015-2018
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – Resident Member

Awards

  • 2017
    Mid America Orthopedic Association, Educational Grant
  • 2005
    James Pingree Nelson Scholarship
  • 2004
    James Pingree Nelson Scholarship

Academic Volunteering

  • 2018
    American Journal of Sports Medicine
    Manuscript Reviewer

Academic Teaching Experience

  • 2014-2017
    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Volunteer Clinical Faculty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2012-2013
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
    East Lansing, Michigan
    Volunteer Clinical Faculty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2012-2013
    Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    East Lansing, Michigan
    Volunteer Clinical Faculty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Invited Academic Lectures

  • 2017
    Meniscal Root Tears and Repairs
    Presented to the Sports Medicine division of Orthopedics, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • 2016
    A Review of Scoliosis
    Presented to the medical students of Western Michigan University
  • 2015
    A Review of Scoliosis
    Presented to the medical students of Western Michigan University
  • 2015
    Introduction to Orthopedics
    Presented to the medical student orthopedic interest group at Western Michigan University

Podium presentations

  • 2017
    Femoroacetabular Impingement: An Introduction and Overview
    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine Grand Rounds
  • 2015
    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine 33rd Annual Research Day
    The Influence of Screw Placement and Number in Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis
    Jastifer, J, Alrafeek, S, Howard, P, Gustafson, P.

Poster presentations

  • 2016
    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine 34rd Annual Research Day
    Failure of a Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty
    Howard, P, Roehr, B, Christ, D
  • 2015
    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine 33rd Annual Research Day
    Distal Radius Fracture in an Obstetric Surgeon
    Gallagher, E, Howard, P, Walton, L, Ruiter, T.

Publications

  • 2016
    Eric Gallagher, Peter Howard, and Todd Ruiter. Distal Radius Fracture in a Surgeon’s Dominant Wrist. Eplasty. 2016;16:ic35.
  • 2016
    James R. Jastifer, Saif Alrafeek, Peter Howard, Peter A. Gustafson, and Michael J. Coughlin Biomechanical Evaluation of Strength and Stiffness of Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis Screw Constructs, Foot Ankle Int 1071100715619680, 12/2/2015 doi:10.1177/1071100715619680

Professional Experience

Former Associate Team Physician

  • MLB 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros
  • NFL Houston Texans
  • MLS Houston Dynamo
  • NBA Houston Rockets
  • NCAA Rice University Athletics
  • NASA Astronaut CorpsNASA logo

Team Affiliations

  • 2018
    Fivay High School
    Volunteer Physician Sideline Coverage
  • 2018
    Hudson High School
    Volunteer Physician Sideline Coverage
  • 2017-2018
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Assistant Physician for the Astronaut Corps
  • 2017-2018
    Houston Astros MLB Team
    Assistant Team Physician
  • 2017-2018
    Houston Texans NFL Team
    Assistant Team Physician
  • 2017-2018
    Houston Rockets NBA Team
    Assistant Team Physician
  • 2017-2018
    Houston Dynamo MLS Team
    Assistant Team Physician
  • 2017-2018
    Rice University
    Assistant Team Physician for all sports
  • 2017-2018
    Manvel High School, Manvel, Texas
    Assistant Team Physician for all sports

Volunteer experience

  • 2017
    Borgess Health Learning and Education Committee
    Resident Member
  • 2016
    Volunteer physician, United States Tennis Association Boys’ 18 & 16 National Tournament
  • 2016-2017
    Western Michigan University School of Medicine Chief Resident Committee
  • 2015-2017
    Borgess Health Quality and Safety Improvement Committee
    Resident Member
  • 2015-2016
    Bronson Methodist Hospital Quality and Safety Improvement Committee
    Resident Member
  • 2016
    Borgess Health Value Based Purchasing and Bundled Payment Committee
    Resident Member
Palm Harbor

3890 Tampa Road
Suite 202
(BayCare Medical Arts Building)
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

New Port Richey

5243 Hanff Lane
New Port Richey, FL 34652