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J. Harrison Howard, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Surgical OncologistProfessor of SurgerySpecialty: Surgery, Cancer Care
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About J. Harrison Howard, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Howard has been involved in cutting edge immunotherapy trials for melanoma and has been involved with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) practice guideline development. He has been published numerous times and his research has been presented at regional, national and international meetings.

Prior to his appointment with USA Health, Dr. Howard served as an assistant professor of surgery at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University. He will focus his practice at USA Health on the treatment of melanoma, sarcoma and GI malignancies.

A native of Birmingham, Dr. Howard earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his residency at UAB Hospital. He served as a surgical oncology fellow at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. He is board certified in general surgery.

Conditions Treated

  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rare Cutaneous Malignancies
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Tumor

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery


  • The American Surgeon
  • Annals of Surgical Oncology
  • The Journal of American Surgery
  • Journal of Surgical Research


  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, AL
  • Internship: University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital | Birmingham, AL
  • Fellowship: John Wayne Cancer Institute | Santa Monica, CA
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