Brittany E. Howard, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist

Dr. Brittany Howard is the Chair of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. She underwent residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She was honored as a Mayo Clinic Scholar and went on to fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Advanced Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery. She then completed an second fellowship to further specialize in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has returned to Mayo Clinic in Arizona to join the Department of Otolaryngology. She specializes in aesthetic, functional, oncologic, and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. She has special interest in Regenerative Medicine principals for facial aging and healing. She is an expert in surgical procedures including: rhinoplasty, rib rhinoplasty, deep plane facelift, neck lift, mohs reconstruction, and nasal reconstruction.

  1. Ectropion
  2. Entropion
  3. Facial deformity
  4. Facial fracture
  5. Facial paralysis
  6. Head and neck cancer
  7. Nasal obstruction
  8. Orbital fracture
  9. Parotid gland tumor
  10. Ptosis
  11. Skin cancer
  1. Blepharoplasty
  2. Botox injection
  3. Brow lift
  4. Face lift
  5. Facial filler injection
  6. Facial fracture repair
  7. Facial reanimation surgery
  8. Facial reconstruction
  9. Fat grafting
  10. Head and neck cancer surgery
  11. Mohs surgery
  12. Nasal valve repair
  13. Neck dissection
  14. Neck lift
  15. Parotidectomy
  16. Rhinoplasty
  17. Skin graft surgery
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Mohs surgery reconstruction
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Nasal reconstruction
  • Management of the aging face
  • Facelift and neck lift surgery
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Microvascular reconstruction
  1. 2017
    Fellow - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  2. 2016
    Fellow - Advanced Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction FellowshipUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  3. 2015
    ResidentOtolaryngology Residency, Otolaryngology, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2010
    MDUniversity of New Mexico School of Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Top Doctor in Otolaryngology PhoenixPhoenix Magazine
  2. 2020
    Top Provider Recognition AwardOffice of Mayo Clinic Experience, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  3. 2020
    Top Doctor Otolaryngology PhoenixTop Doctors
  4. 2019
    Top Doctor Otolaryngology PhoenixTop Doctors
  5. 2013
    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellow AwardMayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Selection Committee, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 2010
    Graduation with HonorsUniversity of New Mexico School of Medicine
  7. 2010
    Dr. W. Sterling Edwards Award University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  8. 2010
    Excellence in Neurology Award University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  9. 2009
    Junior Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of New Mexico School of Medicine
  10. 2007
    HJ Holden School of Medicine Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of New Mexico School of Medicine
  11. 2006
    Sum Cum Laude with HonorsColorado State University
  12. 2006
    Colorado State University Research Symposium and CURC Highest HonorsColorado State University
  13. 2004
    College of Natural Sciences Merit Work Study Colorado State University
  14. 2002
    Dean's List College of Natural SciencesColorado State University
  15. 2002
    Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship Award Colorado State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    ChairSearch Committee for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Faculty Expansion
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberHigh Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma Multidisciplinary Work Group
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberCEO Advisory Council - Arizona
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Sports Medicine Advisory Team
  5. 2021 - present
    Alternate New ExaminerHead and Neck Surgery, Oral Certifying Examination, American Board of Otolaryngology
  6. 2020 - present
    Department LeadEnhanced Recovery After Surgery, Mayo Clinic Committees, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  7. 2020 - present
    Executive Committee MemberCosmetic Center
  8. 2020 - present
    MemberEditorial Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine
  9. 2019 - present
    Departmental Diversity LeaderDiversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  10. 2019 - present
    ChairAMWA IGNITE, American Medical Women's Association
  11. 2019 - 2020
    MemberHospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team
  12. 2019 - present
    MemberPatient Safety Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  13. 2019 - present
    MemberSurgical Quality Subcommittee, Executive Operations Team, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  14. 2019 - present
    MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons
  15. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Women's Association
  16. 2017 - present
    MemberHead and Neck Executive Team, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  17. 2016 - 2019
    Post Graduate MemberTriological Society
  18. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  19. 2012 - 2015
    Resident MemberAmerican Broncho-Esophagological Association
  20. 2012 - 2015
    Resident MemberTriologic Society
  21. 2012 - present
    MemberArizona Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  22. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  23. 2010 - 2015
    Resident RepresentativeAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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