Dr. E Howanitz, MD

Dr. E Howanitz, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. E Howanitz, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Richmond, IN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Sidney Kimmel Medical College At Thomas Jefferson University in 1978 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

1100 Reid Pkwy # 240

Richmond, IN 47374

Contact Information

(765) 983-3427

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howanitz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 83% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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38  Procedures


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College At Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Kansas School Of Mediciine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howanitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howanitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howanitz to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Howanitz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Had a quadruple heart bypass surgery at the age of 43 and I'm going into my 5th week now.I'm doing better Dr Howanitz was great .I believe god worked threw Dr. Howanitz and saved my life and I'm very grateful for my Dr and the staff at Reid hospital of Richmond Indiana they was all very...more
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Dr. Howanitz performed my surgery flawlessly. I have nothing but a positive experience with my open heart surgery. Recommend highly
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