Dr. Howard was a full-time Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada) and a practicing paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Alberta Children’s Hospital from 2005 to 2008. During his time at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Dr. Howard was also the Clinical Director of the C.H. Riddell Family Movement Assessment Centre (Clinical Gait Laboratory). He subsequently was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and was a practicing paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the IWK Health Centre from 2009 to early 2014. In February 2014, he accepted a new post in Qatar helping to develop the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation programs for Sidra.
Dr. Howard completed his medical training in Canada at Memorial University in 1998 and subsequently completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Calgary in 2003. Dr. Howard then moved to Australia to pursue sub-specialty Fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. This was followed with a Fellowship in Paediatric Spine Surgery at Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. In late 2004, Dr. Howard was the International Traveling Fellow for the Japanese Pediatric Orthopaedic Association, based in Yokohama, Japan. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2003.