Dr. Jason Howard is the Division Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and past Interim Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at Sidra Medical and Research Center. He is a paediatric orthopaedic and spine surgeon specializing in the treatment of spinal deformity (e.g. scoliosis), neuromuscular disorders (e.g. cerebral palsy), paediatric trauma, and general paediatric orthopaedic conditions. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada) and holds clinical fellowships in paediatric orthopaedics (Melbourne, Australia) and paediatric spine (Auckland, New Zealand). He was also the Japanese Paediatric Orthopaedic Association’s 2004 International Traveling Fellow.
He is an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar (WCMC-Q) where he has been active in medical student teaching and research. He has held several academic medicine positions in the past including academic posts in the Faculties of Medicine at both Dalhousie University/IWK Health Centre (Halifax, Canada) and the University of Calgary/Alberta Children’s Hospital (Calgary, Canada). He was also the former Clinical Director for the C.H. Riddell Movement Assessment Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital where he helped develop the Centre into a world-class clinical gait laboratory. Dr. Howard also has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and recently finished a graduate program in Biodesign through the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Stanford University (San Jose, CA, USA) with a focus on the development and commercialization of new medical technologies.
His research interests are in the areas of cerebral palsy, scoliosis, medical devices in pediatric orthopaedics.