Brian M. Howard, MD

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery


    • BS, Trinity College, 2003
    • MD, University of Connecticut, 2010
    • Residency, Emory University, 2017
    • Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship, Emory University, 2018
    • Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery Fellowship, Emory University, 2018



    • Emory University Department of Neurosurgery Suzie C. Tindall, MD Resident Award, 2017
    • Georgia Neurosurgical Society Most Outstanding Resident Research Project, 2016
    • American Board of Neurological Surgery Written Examination Award for Highest Score Emory University, 2014
    • University of Connecticut Medical/Dental Student Research Day Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gross Outstanding Medical Student Research Award, 2009
    • University of Connecticut School of Medicine Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Inductee, 2009
    • Weill Cornell Medical College Brain Tumor Research Fellowship, 2007-08
    • Trinity College Graduation with Honors, 2003
    • Trinity College Faculty Honors, 2000-03
    • Trinity College Health Fellowship, 2002 


    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • CNS/AANS Joint Cerebrovascular Section
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • Georgia Neurosurgical Society
    • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    • Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery



    Original Papers
    • Howard BM, Frerich JM, Madaelil TP, Dion JE, Tong FC, Cawley CM, Grossberg, JA. ‘Plug and Pipe’ Strategy for Treatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. J Neurointerv Surg. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2018-014058. PMID: 29982224. [Epub ahead of print].
    • Howard BM, Holland CM, Mehta CC. Tian G, Bray DP, Lamanna JJ, Malcolm JG, Barrow DL, Grossberg JA. (2018) Association of Overlapping Surgery with Patient Outcomes in 2,275 Neurosurgical Cases. JAMA Surgery. 153 (4): 313 – 321. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4502. PMID: 29117312
    • Howard BM, Grossberg JA, Prater A, Cawley CM, Dion JE, Tong FC. Incompletely Obliterated Cranial Arteriovenous Fistulae are Safely and Effectively Treated with Adjuvant ε-Aminocaproic Acid. J Neurointerv Surg. 10 (7): 698 – 703. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013432. PMID: 29021312
    • Wallace AN, Kamran M, Madaelil TP, Kayan Y, Osbun JW, Roy AK, Delgado-Almandoz JE, Moran CJ, Howard BM, Yasin J, Grossberg JA. Endovascular Treatment of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Origin Aneurysms with Flow Diversion. World Neurosurgery. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.03.036. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29548957
    • Wallace AN, Grossberg JA, Delgado-Almandoz JE, Kamran M, Roy AK, Kayan Y, Austin MJ, Howard BM, Moran CJ, Cawley CM, Cross DT, Dion JE, Kansagra AP, Osbun JW. Endovascular Treatment of Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms with Flow Diversion: Case Series and Systematic Review. Neurosurgery. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx561. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29528441 
    • Reynolds, MR, Heiferman DM, Boucher AB, Howard BM, Barrow DL, Dion JE. Multiple Intracranial Aneurysms in a Patient with Type I Gaucher Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review. British Jounral of Neurosurgery. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1426725. In press. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29334776
    • Roy AK, Howard BM, Haussen D, Osbun J, Halani S, Tong F, Nogueira RG, Dion JE, Grossberg JA. (2018) Reduced Efficacy of the Pipeline Embolization Device in the Treatment of Posterior Communicating Region Aneurysms with Fetal Posterior Cerebral Artery Configuration. Neurosurgery. 82 (5): 695 – 700. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx293. PMID: 28541503
    • Holland CM, Lovasick B, Howard BM, Barrow DL. (2017) Interhospital Transfer of Neurosurgical Patients: Implications of Timing on Hospital Course and Clinical Outcomes. Neurosurgery. 81 (3): 450-457. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw124. PMID: 28368528
    • Roy A, Grossberg JA, Osbun J, Skukalek SL, Howard BM, Ahmad FU, Tong F, Dion J, Cawley CM. (2017) Carotid Cavernous Fistula after Pipeline Placement: A single center experience and review of literature. J Neurointerv Surg. 9 (2): 152-158. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012586. PMID: 27596802 
    • Lovasick B, Holland CM, Howard BM, Baum GR, Rodts GE, Refai D. (2017) Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Comparison of Fusion, Dysphagia, and Complication Rates between Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate. World Neurosurgery. 97: 674-683. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.088. PMID: 27989984

    Commentaries, Editorials and Reviews

    • Howard BM. (2018). Book Review: Vascular Neurosurgery: in Multiple-Choice Questions. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx637
    • Howard BM. (2017). Book Review: The Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Preparation Book: Illustrated Questions and Answers, Paul V. Birinyi.Thieme, 433 pages. World Neurosurgery. 106: 723. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.115
    • Howard BM. (2016). Preparing for the ABNS Primary Exam: Tips for Success. AANS: Young Neurosurgeons News. Fall 2016: 8. 
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL (2016). Carotid Endarterectomy: How surgeons, neurologists and internists can be greater than the sum of their parts. World Neurosurgery. 90: 638-640. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.01.041. PMID: 26827670
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2015). Outcomes for Patients with Poor-Grade Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: To treat or not to treat?. World Neurosurgery. 86: 30-32. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.10.034. PMID: 26498399
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2015). Commentary: Intracranial Aneurysms in Children with Sickle Cell Disease: Analysis of 18 Aneurysms in Five Patients. 76(5): 539.
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2014). Neuro-ophthalmology and Intracranial Aneurysms. World Neurosurgery. 83(3): 291-3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.06.035. PMID: 24952225
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2015). Cerebral Revascularization: Who should we bypass and who should be passed by. World Neurosurgery. 83(3): 288-90. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.12.045. PMID: 25596433
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL (2015). Commentary: Brainstem Cavernous Malformations: Surgical Results in 104 Patients and a Proposed Grading System to Predict Neurological Outcomes. 76(3): 277.
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL (2014). Commentary: Quantitative Study of the Optico-Carotid and Carotid-Oculomotor Windows for the Interpeduncular 
    Book Chapters
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL. Developmental Venous Anomalies. In: Agarwal A. and Britz G., ed. Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Disorders and their Management. Springer. 2017: 155 – 164.
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL. Spinal Vascular Malformations. In: Caplan LR, Biller J, Leary MC, Lo EH, Thomas AJ, Yenari M, and Zhang JH, eds., Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition. San Diego, Academic Press; 2017: 496 – 506.
    • Howard BM, McCracken DJ, Dion JE, Cawley CM. Endovascular Coiling of Aneurysms. In: Sekhar LN and Fessler RG, 2nd Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Brain. Thieme; 2015: 339 – 347.
    • Schuette AJ, Howard BM, Cawley CM, Barrow DL. Cavernous Malformation Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls. In: Jabbour PM, ed. Neurovascular Surgical Techniques. Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub; 2013: 395 – 410.

    In Press

    • Howard BM. Neuroanatomy. In: Citow SJ, MacDonald RL and Refai D, 3rd ed. Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review. Thieme;
    • Howard BM and Barrow DL. Intra-operative Rupture and Parent Artery Injury During Aneurysm Surgery. In: Nanda A, 1st ed. Complications in Neurosurgery,.El Sevier.

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