Hampton A. Howell, M.D.
– Vice President of Salem Plastic Surgery, Inc., in Winston Salem, North Carolina
– Is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Although his studies and educational pursuits took him out of the state for a period of time, Dr. Howell is proud to call North Carolina home, having grown up in High Point, North Carolina. He graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and went on to receive his Medical Doctorate degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he met his lovely wife, Jennifer. A move to Grand Rapids, Michigan allowed Dr. Howell to complete both his general surgery and formal plastic surgery training at the Grand Rapids/Michigan State University program. During his last year there, he was a Chief Resident in plastic surgery. Acceptance into the selective New York Eye and Ear Infirmary aesthetic fellowship in New York City necessitated a move to Manhattan where Dr. Howell trained with many leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery. But, the Howell family was excited to move back home to North Carolina when Dr. Howell joined Salem Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem in 2006.
His long list of credentials enables him to have a widely diversified practice, including a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. In addition to being a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has also served as both the Plastic Surgery Section Chief and President of Medical Staff at Medical Park Hospital. Of particular note, Dr. Howell is the first plastic surgeon in the area to have completed a formal cosmetic plastic surgery fellowship.
Next to his faith, Dr. Howell’s family is his top priority. He, Mrs. Howell, and their two wonderful children all share a love of music and the outdoors, regularly enjoying hiking, water sports, skiing and traveling together. Dr. Howell also has a particular passion for cycling, often, cycling as much as 100 miles per week.
Dr. Howell has had the honor to serve on several medical mission trips, including Zambia, Cameroon, and the Dominican Republic, which has helped shape the person and the physician he is today. “As a plastic surgeon it truly is a privilege to be able to touch people’s lives in the way that I am able to as a plastic surgeon,” says Dr. Howell. “I am repeatedly humbled as I am allowed to walk along with my patients on that particular shared segment of their journey through life.” He is proud of the combined resources of the staff at Salem Plastic Surgery and the team effort which is an integral part of making great patient experiences.
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Medical Staff President – Medical Park Hospital, 2014
- Section Chief – Medical Park Hospital, 2012-present
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery