Dr. Richard F. Howard

Richard F. Howard, D.O.Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Micro-Surgery.

Dr. Richard Howard earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He obtained his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri.

Dr. Howard served his transitional internship at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He served his orthopedic surgery residencies at Kirksville Osteopathic Medical Center and Des Peres Hospital. His Hand Surgery residency was completed at the University of Cincinnati. Pediatric orthopedic training was completed at the Alfred I. DuPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware.  Hand and microsurgery fellowship training was completed at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Howard served as a diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Chairman of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He obtained his Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery from the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1992, and he was recertified in 1998. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of complex hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder disorders.

His educational appointments include being the Orthopedic Program Director for the Des Peres Hospital Orthopedic Residency Program and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery for St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Hospital and Surgical Center staffing privileges include Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis University Hospital, and Timberlake Surgery Center in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Professional Affiliations include:
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm