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Adult & Pediatric Fracture Care
Hip Arthroscopy & Hip Replacement
Orthopaedic Trauma Services

Robert Howard, MD

Hip Replacement, Orthopaedic Trauma Services

Dr. Robert Howard is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon. His clinical expertise includes the management of complex trauma injuries including pelvic surgery, hip socket surgery and complex upper/lower extremity trauma. Other areas of expertise include the management of hip conditions in young 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.

  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Residency: State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Undergraduate: Boston University, Boston, MA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2020 NC Top Doc Award
  • 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

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. 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.

4/28/2023 Nurse name Becky very nice and courteous

4/24/2023 Not having to wait along time and the care I receive

4/23/2023 Yes I felt like from when the check-in process started to when Mr. Will would come get me, take me to an examine room, then Miss Tanisha would come take me for x-rays, after that Dr.Howard would enter and explain the x-rays and my healing process. Great team work. Thank you all for taking good care of me.

4/22/2023 The Staff was Excellent . The Staff member was very cautious removing sutures & Explaining the care of sites & strips. He also did great instructors on the boot . The staff also gave me printed instructions . They all were great.

4/15/2023 Entire process was great

4/12/2023 I had experienced hip pain and was sent to PT. Dr. Howard seemed pleased with the results. (So did the therapists.)

4/4/2023 I did not feel rushed in any way. The staff and the dr listened.

4/4/2023 My son is healing well thanks to God and the awesome services of Wake med Orthopedics.

4/3/2023 Dr Howard

3/24/2023 Wait time visit was not long. Staff was friendly and showed excellent service.

3/24/2023 There was absolutely no waiting time. The staff had a plan for my evaluation and care which they implemented quickly. All staff acknowledged my potential for pain and handled all positioning very carefully.

3/19/2023 Dr. Howard took his time and was patient. He answered all my questions and made good suggestions.

3/18/2023 Very good Service.

3/11/2023 Researched the best in NC and was not at all disappointed they are Awesome!!

3/6/2023 Nothing was outstanding however Dr. Howard's nurse was very pleasant.

3/6/2023 Proper care he or she give to his patient

3/3/2023 The care that I have received in the months Dr Howard has cared for me is the best I would recommend him for anyone.

3/3/2023 Dr Howard is very simply put the best at what he does.

2/15/2023 Everyone was very knowledgeable courteous and friendly.

2/11/2023 Everything about my visit was excellent.

2/3/2023 Dr Howard was very caring, compassionate & really listened to ensure he understood what I was saying. You can tell he really cares about his patients.

2/1/2023 Radiology physician and technicians talked and listened to my daughter (the patient) and not just to me.

1/30/2023 Yes…the urgency to take care of surgery very promptly. I am totally satisfied with Dr Howard as my surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone as very professional and knowledgeable about my experience with him and his staff.

1/28/2023 The dr bedside manners, he was great a fellow new york transplant

1/27/2023 The visit was great

1/21/2023 How informed and knowledgeable doctor Howard is he is awesome

1/17/2023 Dr. Howard takes time to explain fully what is going on.

1/17/2023 Everything he did

1/13/2023 The care provided to me was great.

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