Brian Howard, MD

PGY-7

Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Education

  • BA, Trinity College, 2003
  • MD, University of Connecticut, 2010

Biography

Hometown: Wallingford, CT

Areas of Interests

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Future plans

  • Combined endovascular and open cerebrovascular fellowship – Emory University School of Medicine – 2016-2018
  • Academics

Awards/Grants

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Board Written Examination, Emory University - Award for Highest Score
  • University of Connecticut Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gross Outstanding Medical Student Research Award
  • University of Connecticut Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. 
  • Weill Cornell Medical College Brain Tumor Research Fellowship: Department of Neurological Surgery

Memberships

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

Research

  • Emory University School of Medicine: Department of Neurological Surgery – Clinical outcomes research, Cerebrovascular and Spine.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College: Department of Neurological Surgery – EGFR signaling in glioma derived tumor stem cells.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College: Department of Neurological Surgery – Organization of various clinical trials for treatment of glioblastoma.  
  • University of Connecticut Health Center: Human Neurodevelopment
  • Trinity College: Electrophysiological / microdialysis research regarding induction of  hippocampal LTP as a model for learning an memory.
  • Health Fellowship Program Research: Efficacy of orthotic treatment in kids with myelomeningocele at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center's Myelomeningocele Service.
  • Trinity College: Electrophysiological research on hippocampal long-term potentiation.

Publications

Original Papers:

  • Howard BM, Holland CM, Krieger DA, Ahmad FU. (2015) Open Reduction and Posterior Instrumented Spinopelvic Fixation for Traumatic Grade IV Lateral Spondylolisthesis of the Thoracolumbar Spine. Spine J. In Press.
  • Holland CM, Bass D, Gary MF, Howard BM, Refai D. (2015) Thoracic Lateral Extracavitary Corpectomy for Anterior Column Reconstruction with Expandable and Static Titanium Cages: Clinical Outcomes and Surgical Considerations in a Consecutive Case Series. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 129: 37-43.
  • Holland CM, McClure EW, Howard BM, Samuels OB, Barrow DL. (2015) Interhospital Transfer of Neurosurgical Patients to a High Volume Tertiary Care Center:  Opportunities for Process Improvement. Neurosurgery. In Press.
  • Howard BM, Sribnick EA, Dhall SS. (2014) Over-Shunting Associated Myelopathy: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 21(12): 2242-4.
  • Howard BM, Eshraghi S, Holland CM, Refai D. (2014) Octyl-cyanoacrylate Skin Adhesive is Effective for Wound Closure in Posterior Spinal Surgery without Increased Risk of Wound Complications. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 125:137-142.
  • Chern JJ, Sarda S, Howard BM, Jea A, Tubbs RS, Brahma B, Wrubel DM, Reisner A, Boydston W. (2014) Utility of Surveillance Imaging after Minor Blunt Head Trauma. JNS: Pediatrics. In Press.
  • Howard BM, Sribnick EA, Dhall SS. (2014) Over-Shunting Associated Myelopathy: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. In Press.
  • Howard BM, Eshraghi S, Holland CM, Refai D. (2014) Octyl-cyanoacrylate Skin Adhesive is Effective for Wound Closure in Posterior Spinal Surgery without Increased Risk of Wound Complications. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. In revision.
  • Howard BM, Sribnick EA, Dhall SS. (2013) Complete neurologic recovery of spinal cord injury after posterior transpedicular reconstruction for traumatic lumbar burst fracture. Spine J. 13(2): 204-5.
  • Gursel DB, Beyene RT, Hofstetter C, Kaplitt MD, Arango M, Howard BM, Bookvar JA. (2011) Optimization of Glioblatoma Multiforme Stem Cell Isolation, Transfection and Transduction. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. Sep;104(2):509-22

Editorials, Reviews:

  • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2015). Commentary: Intracranial Aneurysms in Children with Sickle Cell Disease: Analysis of 18 Aneurysms in Five Patients. Neurosurgery. In Press.
  • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2014). Neuro-ophthalmology and Intracranial Aneurysms. World Neurosurgery. Mar; 83(3): 291-3.
  • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2015). Cerebral Revascularization: Who should we bypass and who should be passed by. World Neurosurgery. Mar; 83(3): 288-90.
  • Howard BM and Barrow DL (2015). Commentary: Brainstem Cavernous Malformations: Surgical Results in 104 Patients and a Proposed Grading System to Predict Neurological Outcomes. Neurosurgery. In Press.
  • Howard BM and Barrow DL (2014). Commentary: Quantitative Study of the Optico-Carotid and Carotid-Oculomotor Windows for the Interpeduncular Fossa, Before and After ICA Mobilization and P-Com Division. Neurosurgery. In Press.
  • Howard BM and Barrow DL (2014). Commentary: Validation of the Supplemented Spetzler-Martin Grading System for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations in a Multicenter Cohort of 1009 Surgical Patients. Neurosurgery. In Press
  • Howard BM and Barrow DL (2014). Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction: Are we shepherds or wolves? World Neurosurgery. Apr; 83(4): 473-6.
  • Howard BM and Barrow DL. (2014). Screening for Intracerebral Aneurysms: Who and when? World Neurosurgery. Jul-Aug;82(1-2):e163-5.
  • Beyene R, Howard BM and Boockvar JA. (2009) Stem Cell Populated Implanted Trachea. Neurosurgery. 64(5): N12-13.
  • Beyene R, Howard BM and Boockvar JA. (2008) Adult Neural Stem Cells and the Vascular Niche. Neurosurgery. 64(4): N11.
  • Howard BM and Boockvar JA. (2008) CD133 Status Predicts Outcome in Glioma Patients. Neurosurgery. 62(6): N8. 

Book Chapters: 

  • Howard BM. Neuroanatomy. In: Citow SJ, MacDonald RL and Refai D, 3rd ed. Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review. Thieme; 2015:
  • Howard BM, McCracken DJ, Dion JE, Cawley CM. Endovascular Coiling of Aneurysms. In: Sekhar LN and Fessler RG, 2nd ed. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Brain. Thieme; 2014:
  • 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:

Oral Presentations and Abstracts:

  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society 2014 Fall Meeting, Reynolds Plantation, GA, December 6-7, 2014.  Howard BM, Dion J. Rapid Development of a Saccular Basilar Artery Apex Aneurysm in the Setting of Enterobacter Endocarditis: Case presentation and literature review.
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 18-22, 2014.  Holland CM, McClure EW, Howard BM, Samuels OB, Barrow DL. Inter-hospital transfer of neurosurgical patients to a high volume tertiary care center: comprehensive analysis and opportunities for process improvement. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug;61 Suppl 1:203.
  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society 2014 Annual Meeting, Sea Island, GA, May 24-25, 2014.  Howard BM, Chern JJ. Outcome and Utility of Surveillance Imaging after Minor Blunt Head Trauma.
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Apr 27-May1, 2014.  Chern JJ, Howard BM, Bookland M, Wrubel DM, Brahma B, Reisner A, Boydston W. Non-operative pediatric skull fracture: return to system and utility of surveillance imaging.
  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Sea Island, GA, May 24-26, 2013.  Holland CM, McClure EW, Howard BM. Comprehensive Analysis of Timing, Acuity, and Necessity of Inter-Hospital Transfers to the Neurosurgical Service. 

Poster Presentations and Abstracts:

  • Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, Fl, Mar 5-8, 2014 Howard BM, Eshraghi S, Holland CM, Refai D. Octyl-cyanoacrylate Skin Adhesive is Effective for Wound Closure in Posterior Spinal Surgery without Increased Risk of Wound Complications. Abstract No. 369
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Apr 27-May1, 2013 Howard BM, Sribnick EA, Dhall, SS. A Case of Over-Shunting Associated Myelopathy. Poster No. 24600
  • Howard BM, Schuette AJ, Barrow J, Barrow DL, Dhall, SS. Does Pharmacologic Treatment Limit Cerebrovascular Accidents after Traumatic Vertebral Artery Injury? Poster No. 25010
  • Sribnick EA, Howard BM, Dhall SS. Fatal Supratentorial Hemorrhage Associated with Fractures Extending Through the Foramen Magnum. Poster No. 24981
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2-7, 2009 Moliterno JA, Beyene RT, Hu XF, Gursel DB, Howard BM and Boockvar JA. EGFR Activation Suppresses the Expression of the Catalytic Subunit of PP2A in Human Glioblastoma Multiforme. Abstract 54602.
  • The Society for Neuro-Oncology 12th Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day, Dallas, TX, Nov 15-18, 2007 Howard, B, Kratovac, S, Ayuso-Sacido, A, Boockvar, JA. Diverse genetic backgrounds determine EGFR mediated response to erlotinib in GBM cell lines. Program No. CB-23. 
  • Society for  Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, Oct. 24, 2004 Howard, B., Chen Y-H., Zecevic, N. Cortical progenitor cells in the human fetal brain. Program No. 493.3. Abstract. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

 

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