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Robert G Howard, MD
108 ratings, 9 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed North Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
10010 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 11
WakeMed North Physicians Office Pavilion
Raleigh, NC 27614
3009 New Bern Ave.
WakeMed Raleigh Office
Raleigh, NC 27610
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3009 New Bern Avenue
10010 Falls of Neuse Rd Suite 011

Dr. Howard was born and raised in Boston, MA. He attended Boston University, earning his bachelor’s degree with high honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After a productive stint in academic bio-molecular research, he continued towards earning his medical degree with honors at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency in Orthopedic Surgery was completed at The State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed fellowship training in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Dr. Howard has been a member of Wake Orthopaedics since 2009. His clinical expertise includes the management of complex traumatic injuries including pelvic surgery, acetabulum (hip socket) surgery and complex upper/lower extremity trauma. Other areas of clinical expertise include the management of hip conditions ranging from young adult to elderly patients. He has special interests in hip arthroscopy for the management of femoroacetabular impingement and hip replacement.

Dr. Howard has also been involved in research and teaching. He has numerous publications in the areas of bio-molecular research and orthopedic trauma, and he has received multiple awards for surgical teaching excellence.

Dr. Howard resides in Raleigh with his wife and four children.

Clinical Interests
Hip, Knee, Pediatric Injuries, Shoulder & Elbow, Trauma Services
Honors and Rewards
Magna Cum Laude (Undergraduate)
Cum Laude (Graduate)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
National Collegiate Medical Professional Award
USAA All-American Scholar Collegiate Award
2nd Annual Lois Ann Nichols Award for Outstanding Teaching Fellow
Undergraduate Degree
Boston University
Medical School
 Boston University School of Medicine
State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, NY
Duke University Medical Center
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Star Rating

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

Overall Provider Rating
4.64 out of 5
108 ratings, 9 reviews

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

The attention and care was excellent.

WakeMed Patient - January 2020

Everyone was pleasant.

WakeMed Patient - December 2019

Dr. Howard is always the Best! Great doctor

WakeMed Patient - November 2019

The overall experience was comforting, considering the condition I was in. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Dr. Howard was caring and patient.

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