Dr. Shawn Howell, MD

Dr. Shawn Howell, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Shawn Howell, MD is a cardiology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.Read her story

2311 M St NW Ste 101

Washington, DC 20037

Contact Information

(202) 466-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chest Pain
more than 77% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 69% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Howell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Howell "Dr. Shawn M. Howell is a board-certified interventional cardiologist with a particular interest in women's health. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Howell earned a bachelor of science from Loyola College and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as a chief resident. While pursuing fellowship training in cardiology and interventional cardiology at The George Washington University Hospital, Dr. Howell served as chief fellow of cardiology. She is currently an attending physician at The George Washington Hospital, where she received a service excellence award in 2012. She also has privileges at Washington Hospital Center, Providence Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland. She is active in community outreach programs and educates people about the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Howell has been treating patients in the DC metro area since 2005. Dr. Howell is married. Her husband is an attorney and founder of The Holloman Law Group. They have one child- Mufasa- a fiesty and spoiled rotten Australian Silky Terrier, who is the apple of her eye. Dr. Howell is an avid animal lover and enjoys traveling to the Carribean."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howell ""I make each patient feel as though he or she is my only patient. I explain my patient's medical conditions and answer all questions in a way they can understand. Effective communication ensures my patient's success with their treatment plan.""

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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29  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Loyola
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Hahneman U Hosp-Med Coll Pa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Hahneman U Hosp-Med Coll Pa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howell to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Howell's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

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Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Howell performed my cath/heart surgery last week at GW Hospital. Her bedside manner and sweet demeanor cannot be surpassed. You want someone who is not only knowledgeable but also cares like a family member. You get both characteristics from Dr. Howell. Within two visits Dr. Howell was...more
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