Dr. Steven Howe, MD

Dr. Steven Howe, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Steven Howe, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Temecula, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.Read his story

31720 Temecula Pkwy

Temecula, CA 92592

Contact Information

(951) 303-0734

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of California
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Vascular Disease
more than 63% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 60% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 54% of peers

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Dr. Howe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Howe "Steven Howe, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in treating a wide range of cardiovascular diseases, including aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease, and other peripheral and major vascular conditions. Dr. Howe performs adult cardiothoracic surgery, including peripheral and major vascular surgery, thoracic and abdominal endovascular surgery and thoracic trauma surgery. Dr. Howe serves as surgical director of cardiothoracic surgery at Temecula Valley Hospital through a clinical collaboration between UC San Diego Health and Temecula Valley Hospital. Dr. Howe previously served as an attending surgeon at Naval Medical Center San Diego and as a battalion surgeon with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalions, deployed to Guam and Spain. He was also a Carrier Group 7 surgeon deployed to the Persian Gulf on the carrier USS John C. Stennis. He completed his cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residency at UC San Diego and his general surgery residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and his master’s degree in anatomy and cell biology at Albany Medical College. He is board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Howe is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association."
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3  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

53  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • 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
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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48  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Naval Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of California San Diego Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Albany Medical College
    Other Education | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howe to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Howe'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 (4)

Very poor bedside manner. Does not explain anything. Never get to see Dr. just assistants. Waiting time in office is more than an hr. Rude receptionist. Would not recommend to anyone
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I am a 38 year old female who had open heart surgery after a thoracic ascending aortic aneurysm was found. Dr. Howe and staff were quick to calm my nerves. Dr. Howe spent a lot of time explaining my condition and surgical plan to me, my parents and husband. My surgery was over 11 hours long and he...more
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Amazing Doctor!!!! He saved my mom's life, performed a very complicated bypass. My mom is so lucky to be alive and we are so grateful to Dr. Howe and his group of nurses and staff at Temecula Valley Hospital! Thank you so much!!!!
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My name is Jacqueline Vital and I live in Lake Charles, Louisiana.. I met Dr.Howe three years ago when a preformed open heart surgery on me from a rare heart disease due to having a viral infection.. He saved my life and I thank God everyday for sending me one of the best No the best surgeon in his...more
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