Charles Howell Jr.

Department Chair

Charles Howell Jr.

Department Chair

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Other Duties

Section Chief, Surgery, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Moretz/Mansberger Distinguished Chair of Surgery, Surgery

Bio

Dr. Howell earned his medical degree in 1973 and completed his General Surgery residency in 1978, both at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed a Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship followed by a Pediatric Surgery Clinical Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania in 1982. Dr. Howell is currently Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics. He is an Ad Hoc Reviewer for a number of journals including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and The American Surgeon. He is the Co-Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and is Co-Director of the Perioperative Executive Team of Georgia Regents Medical Center. He has been the Surgeon-in-Chief of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia since its opening in l998 and played a key role in obtaining funding for the Children’s Hospital. Dr. Howell and Kanto (former Chair of Pediatrics) pioneered the Children’s Hospital of Georgia ECMO program here in 1985 and it continues to this day having saved the lives of over 500 children. Dr. Howell also was the President/CEO of the MCG Physicians Practice Group in 1991-2. Dr. Howell was named the Interim Chair of Surgery in November, 2010 and the permanent Moretz/Mansberger Distinguished Chair of Surgery in February, 2011. Since that time he has reorganized the Department of Surgery with the addition of an Acute Care Surgery Service and the integration of multiple key faculty into Service Lines in multiple areas. He has been successful in numerous faculty and Chair recruits as well as Service Line Directors. He actively participated in the development of the Digestive Health Center in conjunction with Drs. Madaio and Rao. He was Co-Campaign Director for the new $6 million, 23 room, Ronald McDonald House now located out the front door of the Children’s Hospital.

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Education

  • MD, Medicine. Medical College of Georgia, 1973

  • BS, Bio, General Valdosta State University, 1970

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery 1984

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery 1980

  • Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners 1974

  • BLS

  • PHY State Bd. of Medical Examiners, 1974

Awards & Honors

  • Professionalism Award Medical College of Georgia, 2015

  • Outstanding Clinical Science Young Faculty Award School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1985

  • American Cancer Society Clincal Fellow Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1980

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Medical College of Georgia, 1972

  • Black Key Honor Society Valdosta State College, 1970

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery Core
  • RSUR 5000

    Surgery
  • PHAS 6080

    Elective Clinical Practicum II
  • SURG 5300

    Pediatric Surgery Extn.
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Development of Electronic Medical Record Bases "Round Report" Results in Improved Resident Efficiency, More time for Direct patient Care and Education, and Less Resident Duty Hour Violations The American Surgeon, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Gastroschisis associated with an omphalocele and intestinal atresia, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Multiple magnet ingestion in children., 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Müllerian-type, cutaneous ciliated cyst in the gluteal cleft mimicking a pilonidal cyst, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Neglected cryptorchidism: Delayed recognition of persistent Müllerian duct syndrome and subsequent malignant degeneration, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Department of Surgery Chiefs Meeting 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department of Surgery Faculty Meeting 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Education Core Conference Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Clinical Chairs of MCG 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pediatric Chair Search 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • RAP Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Surgery Educational Leadership 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Adult OR Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • Ambulatory Medical Group 2010 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • Board of Trustee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CEO Search Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Childrens Hospital of GA OR Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Chairperson

Public Service

  • Ronald McDonald House 2013 - Present

    Role: Board Member