Overview

Christopher Howe, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in a wide array of spine care ranging from degenerative conditions to spine trauma and metastatic disease. He practices at POA’s Renton and Covington locations. He has a clinical focus on simple and complex surgical care of the spine and general orthopedic fracture management.

Dr. Howe’s goal is to educate patients and allow them to make an informed decision about their care and treatment options. He serves as a member on the Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Away from orthopedics, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as backcountry skiing, cycling, running, and international travel.

Education

Program: MD
Institution: University of North Dakota

Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Program: Residency
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: University of Washington Harborview

Associations

Fellow-American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons

AO Spine North America

North American Spine Society

Washington State Orthopedic Association

Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industry

Services + Specialties

Locations

Patient Resources

Your First Appointment

To ensure that your first appointment runs smoothly here are a few things you can do:

  • Bring insurance card and photo ID
  • Arrive 15 minutes early so that you can fill out any paper work that you were unable to download from the website.
  • Bring all medical records, such as MRIs, x-rays or any information that are important to your injury or condition.