Michael Howard, MD, Pathology, Atlanta, GA, Emory University Hospital


Pathology Atlanta, GA

Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Director and Dermatopathologist Georgia Dermatopathology Associates, In Atlanta, GA

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  • Michael S. Howard, M.D.
    Founder, dermatopathologist and laboratory director
    Dr. Howard is responsible for Georgia Dermatopathology Associates' diagnostic work, formal client relationships and coordination of certification inspections. He brings more than 15 years of training and experience in the medical sciences to his professional work.

    A fourth-generation native Atlantan, Dr. Howard graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, then earned a Master of Science degree from Yale University and a Doctorate in Medicine from the Emory University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Howard is board-certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology and holds special certification in dermatopathology from the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology. He completed his dermatopathology fellowship training under two presidents of the American Society of Dermatopathology and has also completed rigorous fellowship training in hematopathology. Dr. Howard's honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa and a Mensa Society fellowship, and he has numerous professional publications in print or pending publication.
  • Dr. Howard is known nationally and internationally

    in the field of dermatopathology and his laboratory is one of the few in the world that performs high tech double color immunohistochemistry stains.

    Howard MS - PubMed - NCBI

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    Dr. Howard is one of the most prolific researchers leading a private laboratory

    Dr. Howard had authored more than 100 peer journal review publications as a senior author. He also contribute with the publication of book and chapters

    Georgia Dermatopathology Associates

    Georgia Dermatopathology Associates

Education & Training

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesFellowship, Dermatopathology, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolFellowship, Hematopathology, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville
    University of Tennessee Medical Center at KnoxvilleResidency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1993 - 1997
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency, Anesthesiology, 1992 - 1992
  • Baptist Health SystemInternship, Transitional Year, 1991 - 1992
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicineClass of 1991
  • Yale UniversityM.S., Biology, 1984 - 1986
  • University of GeorgiaB.S., Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 1978 - 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2000 - 2021
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1994 - 2001
  • American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Dermatopathology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Annenberg Circle, Dermatology Foundation, 2008
  • American Mensa Predoctoral
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Periodic acid schiff staining parallels the immunoreactivity seen by direct immunofluorescence in autoimmune skin diseases  
    Abreu-Velez AM, Howard MS, North Am J Med Sci, 1/1/2016
  • Multiple drug allergy/intolerance syndrome and/or adverse drug reaction with multiple immune reactants  
    Abreu Velez AM, Brown VM, Howard MS, Our Derm Online, 1/1/2015
  • Immunoflourescence patterns in selected dermatoses, including blistering skin diseases utilizing multiple fluorochromes  
    Abreu Velez AM, Calle Isaza J, Howard MS, North Am J Med Sci, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Multiple heart cell junctions and blood vessels are recognized by autoantibodies from patients affected by a new variant of endemic pemphigus foliaceus in Colombia, So...
    Abreu Velez, AM, Jiao Z, Gao W, Howard MS, Grossniklaus HE, Arias Restrepo LF, Dudley SC, Seventieth Annual Meeting, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Atlanta, GA, 1/1/2010
  • AILD-Like T Cell Lymphoma Presenting with Cutaneous Findings
    Howard MS, Smoller BR, Horn TD, American Society of Dermatopathology National Meeting, La Jolla, CA, 1/1/1999


  • Dermatopathology Clinicopathologic Correlations 
    Sea Island, GA, 2006; Atlanta, GA, 2006 - 1/1/2006
  • De Novo CD5-Positive diffuse large B cell lymphomas: a heterogeneous group containing a distinct form of splenic lymphoma 
    San Francisco, CA - 1/1/1999

Press Mentions

  • Interested in Learning More About Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention?
    Interested in Learning More About Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention?March 14, 2017 10:44

Research History

  • A new variant of endemic pemphigus foliaceus in El Bagre-Colombia South America2004 - Present

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