Dr. Robert T. Howard is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the greater Maryland area after a distinguished career with the United States Navy. He is driven to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and state-of-the-art plastic surgery and reconstructive care to his patients.
His commitment to service, from providing critical medical aid through global conflicts to humanitarian aid missions, has led him to see firsthand the power of surgery to help people overcome obstacles and get back their lives.
Today, he sees that transformative power in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. At Plastic Surgery Specialists, he is able to give world-class care to patients on an even more individualized basis.
After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1993, he began his medical training in Maryland at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1997) and continued with the Internship Program at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He did his residency training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California and at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Howard’s time in the United States Navy saw him stationed in posts around the world, from first working as a Diving Medical Officer in Guam to becoming the Ship’s Surgeon on the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf. Through it all, he demonstrated his passion for supporting the men and women serving this country.
He was honored to become the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center and then the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Soon after he was deployed to NATO Role 3 in Kandahar, Afghanistan as the Director of Surgical Services.
After 27 years in the Navy, Dr. Howard now focuses his service on the community in which he lives. Dedicated to helping his patients feel their absolute best, he performs a wide range of cosmetic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgeries, including breast augmentation and reconstruction, as well as body contouring surgery.
Dr. Howard is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (aka Aesthetic Society), American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Howard spends time with his wife, twin daughters, and son, sharing with them the Anne Arundel County he’s known since growing up here as a boy. In those moments between work and home, he’s passionate about honing his craft as a woodworker and furniture maker, along with the occasional fishing trip.
To meet with Dr. Howard in person, request your consultation online or call us at 410.841.5355 to schedule your appointment.