Dr. Michael Howard, MD

Dr. Michael Howard, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
37 reviews

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Dr. Michael Howard, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Northbrook, IL. He has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Howard is affiliated with Skokie Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital....See Less

NorthShore University HealthSystem

501 Skokie Blvd Ste 250

Northbrook, IL 60062
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Howard's Experience

Dr. Howard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Brow Lift
  • Capsulotomy
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laceration Repair
  • Lesion Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Illinois Wesleyan university
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
based on 37 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Howard'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 Reviews (6)
Evanston, IL |
I did not have a good experience with Dr. Howard. It appeared obvious to me that he is only interested in patients who will likely have breast surgery ($$$). .When I told Dr. Howard I had made the appointment to ask him questions about a breast condition I have, he implied I was wasting his time, telling me that he "had other patients in the office" and was "running behind." Although he did apologize, I immediately went home and made an appointment with a plastic surgeon at Northwestern.
Urbana |
Dr. Howard performed my breast reduction surgery. The process leading up to the surgery, the operation itself, and post-op care was professional and caring. I felt safe and confident thanks to the entire staff who are alway available if needed. While the environment is superb, the results of the operation are even more impressive: Minimal pain (used only Tylenol 2 days post-op), scars/incisions blend in with natural creases and curves, and back pain/migraines (which were daily) are gone.
Soudan, MN |
Dr. Howard is a fantastic surgeon and had great rapport with me. He answered all questions and I have total confidence in him.
in palatine, il |
Dr. Howard performed a very intricate tissue flap, graft surgery on my scalp and it was most successful. After being quite apprehensive about this operation, it turned out to be a successful, pleasant experience. But aside from being an extremely capable surgeon, Dr. Howard is one of the sweetest, nicest man I've ever met. He is very concerned about his patients and takes such care to make them feel relaxed and important. This review does not even begin to say what I think of Dr. Howard.
in Deerfield il |
Dr Howard is a wonderful caring and great surgeon. He was able to repair the mistakes of my previous surgery and provide a beautiful result . The doctor cares about his patients he takes the time and listens to your problems and fixes them . A great mam and great surgeon!
Dr Howard is an excellent surgeon. He is honest and sets the right expectations. Very easy to talk to and extremely responsive I would highly recommend him
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Dr. Howard accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

Hospitals where Dr. Howard has admitting privileges

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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