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Richard S. Howell, M.D.

Dr. Richard Howell is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Injuries and Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, and Hip Arthroscopy. His clinical interests include Shoulder Dislocations and Labral Tears, Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Arthritis and Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement), Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears, Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries, Meniscus Tears, Cartilage Damage, Hip Labral Tears, Femoroacetabular Impingement, and Joint Preservation.

Dr. Howell is a native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He attended Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor’s degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He went on to receive his Medical Doctorate from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia where he was also inducted into the medical honors society. Following medical school, Dr. Howell remained at Drexel University for five years of orthopaedic surgery residency training with extensive experience in joint replacement and trauma surgery. He was selected as Chief Resident during his final year. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Surgery at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. His fellowship encompassed all areas of sports surgery, in addition to an emphasis on shoulder replacement and hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Howell has published manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the subjects of meniscus injury, nerve blocks for knee surgery, and spine column injuries. He has presented his research at orthopaedic meetings and frequently gives lectures to train other surgeons.

He served as Team Physician for the Chinese National Olympic Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams, Women’s NBA Chicago Sky, University of Chicago, and Concordia University.

In his free time, Dr. Howell enjoys running, golf, hunting, attending sports events, and being on the water. His wife, Marta, is a native Floridian. Together they enjoy traveling, hiking, and anything outdoors.

Undergraduate: Messiah College
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine