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N Scott Howard, MD, MBA

N Scott Howard, MD, MBA

  • Specialty: Otolaryngology-Voice/Swallow/Airway
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  • Primary Location: 3909 Orange Pl (7 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH Minoff Health Center (7 mi.)

3909 Orange Pl
Ste 4100
Beachwood, OH 44122
216-844-6000

UH Seidman Cancer Center (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
1st Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-6000

UH Seidman Avon Health Center (22 mi.)

2075 Healthway Dr
2nd Floor
Avon, OH 44011
216-844-6000

Biography: N Scott Howard, MD, MBA

Expertise

  • Botox and Surgical Treatment for Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Chronic Cough
  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator for OSA
  • Laryngeal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Treatment of Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders
  • Reconstruction of Complex Tracheal and Laryngeal Defects
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Surgical Treatment of Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Larynx
  • Surgical Treatment of Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • TransOral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders

Titles

  • Director, Voice, Airway and Swallowing Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Laryngology
Laryngology - Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (2008 - 2010)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2004 - 2008)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2003 - 2004)

Other Education
Ucla Anderson School Of Management (2010)

Medical Education
University Of Florida College Of Medicine (2003)

Undergraduate
United States Military Academy At West Point (1992)

About

N. Scott Howard, MD is a board-certified head and neck surgeon specializing in airway, voice and swallowing problems – offering complex surgical and minimally invasive office procedures. He and his family were excited to move to Cleveland to become a member of the University Hospitals team and part of the Cleveland community.

Dr. Howard graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and initially served in the United States Army as an armor officer in the 1st Cavalry Division. Although he loved working directly with troops, he had a calling to serve the military as a physician. Following medical school at the University of Florida, he went to Washington, DC, to begin his residency in otolaryngology at the famed Walter Reed Army Medical Center during the time period of the greatest casualties of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF). While caring for soldiers returning from war with massive head and neck trauma, Dr. Howard realized that the Army did not have a specialist trained in voice and airway reconstruction. At the conclusion of his residency he moved to Los Angeles, California, to begin a two-year fellowship in reconstructive airway surgery with Dr. Gerald S. Berke at UCLA. During this two year fellowship in laryngology/head & neck surgery at UCLA, he honed his diagnostic and surgical skills within the subspecialty of laryngology, voice disorders, and broncho-esophagology. He rounded out his clinical and leadership capabilities with an Executive MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Howard led the Eyes-Ears-Nose & Throat Division at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Although he was already a regional referral point for several colleagues in the local area, the Army quickly moved him to the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). SAMMC is the Department of Defense’s largest medical treatment facility and has the highest acuity and volume of any hospital in our military health system. There he focused his practice on diseases of the larynx and aero-digestive tract with treatment of military members, their families, retirees, and veterans. He cared for patients with airway stenosis, head & neck cancer, spasmodic dysphonia (a neurologic disorder of the larynx) referred from around the world. He also treated patients with swallowing disorders and other tumors of the larynx or neck. He later moved to Tacoma, Washington, to initiate a similar laryngology practice at Madigan Army Medical Center and also cared for patients with complex obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Dr. Howard enjoys his role as an academic otolaryngologist, teaching residents and medical students both the art and the science of medical practice. His research interests focus on the treatment of trauma to the larynx, tumors of the larynx, laryngeal biomechanics, laryngeal imaging, neurolaryngology and spasmodic dysphonia.

Dr. Howard is passionate about minimally invasive surgical options for laryngeal cancer in order to return patients to health quickly. He has a simple philosophy of patient care that was passed to him from his medical school mentors – treat every patient as if they were your close relative or friend. He’ll carefully explain your diagnosis and treatment options in terms you, so your family can understand and discuss quality of life and the medical/surgical options available.

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 95 Ratings
(5)
5/2/2024

Dr. Howard has been excellent about explaining treatment options and has always listened to my concerns.

(5)
5/1/2024

Dr. Howard and his PA put me at ease and made the visit as pleasant as possible.

(5)
5/1/2024

The staff was excellent! I felt comfortable for my first time visit.

(5)
4/1/2024

Very excellent level of care in all areas. We were happy to travel some distance to have access to such great care.

(5)
3/1/2024

Both Dr. Howard and *** were kind and listened well. I'm looking forward to meeting with them again.

(5)
2/1/2024

Excellent care

(5)
2/1/2024

I've been to see Dr Howard for an ongoing voice issue. Him and *** are fantastic. They make a wonderful team. And the nurse was professional and made me laugh which helped

(5)
1/1/2024

I feel very fortunate to have found Dr Howard, I have *** a very unusual voice disorder that I have had for 45 years and I think he will be able to help me, ive never received any medical treatment for this condition.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr Howard was extremely kind, informative and genuine.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr. Howard is extremely good about listening to my concerns about my treatment, taking my concerns into consideration, and explaining his recommended treatment plan extremely well. There is a lot of trial and error associated with my treatment and I definitely feel Dr Howard Is committed to working with me to find the best possible outcome for my condition.

(5)
12/1/2023

Everyone has been great. All staff is friendly and respectful. Dr Howard and Lex are the best. This vocal problem is ongoing but they are doing everything they can. He explained everything from the first appt. And everything on the following appts. My friend tgat took me debarked hoe nice every one is

(5)
12/1/2023

Always a great experience doctor Howard is the best.

(5)
11/1/2023

Everyone here has been so professional and nice. Lex my speech therapist is fantastic. All these people make you feel so important and comfortable. My friend was with me and was amazed by how wonderful everyone was in the office. Everyone from checking to nurse to doctors

(5)
10/1/2023

My experience was very good. We have a plan for surgery, and it has been scheduled.

(5)
10/1/2023

This was my 2nd appt with Dr Howard, during which he performed the needed procedure for my condition. Knowledge of my relevant medical history, he was aware. *** Dr Howard has a great bedside manner & definitely shows concern for patients, all staff included, as well. Professional and respectful along with concern was expressed by all that I encountered.

(5)
10/1/2023

My doctor, and the entire staff was everything I could've asked for. I am so thankful.

(5)
10/1/2023

I have complete confidence that Dr. Howard and his team will help me get my voice back.

(5)
9/1/2023

He is the most caring doctor I ever seen

(5)
9/1/2023

Very happy with the visit. ***

(5)
8/2/2023

Very good team

(5)
8/1/2023

Excellent doctor!

(5)
8/1/2023

Very good Dr. And staffAll courteous.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Howard and his assistant were incredible and very attentive to my needs.

(5)
7/1/2023

Good patient care, courteous.

(5)
7/1/2023

The nurse had a wonderful personality that made me less nervous. Then doctor and speech therapist came in. Everyone was wonderful. My friend was with me and could not believe how great everyone was. It was a pleasant doctor appt.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Howard and his team were very professional but easy to talk to, I will continue to keep him amongst my providers.

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As of December 31, 2016, N Scott Howard did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.