Timothy Howard, MD
Timothy Howard, MD

Interventional Pain Management

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Board Certified in Pain Medicine

Triangle Region


Dr. Timothy Howard brings his specialization in minimally-invasive spine procedures and multifaceted treatment approaches to the Interventional Pain Management Team for the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region. As an experienced pain management physician, Dr. Howard is committed to providing personalized treatment of pain through patient-centered care.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Howard grew up in Maryland and attended medical school in Norfolk, Virginia at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His passion for helping patients with chronic pain developed during his residency and fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, where he learned a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treating pain effectively.

After completing his pain fellowship, he moved to North Carolina to be closer to his family. He joined EmergeOrtho in 2017. Dr. Howard is currently a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the Spine Intervention Society.

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As part of his educational background and training in helping patients suffering from chronic pain, Dr. Howard is able to diagnose and treat a number of conditions, which include:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Back pain (after surgery)
  • Leg pain (after surgery)
  • Acute pain

Dr. Howard’s specialization in pain-relief treatments and providing minimally-invasive spine procedures enable him to implement the following treatment plans:

  • Spinal cord stimulation for post-surgical neuropathy
  • Kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures
  • Interspinous spacer implantation for spinal stenosis
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections

Community Connections

Outside of work, Dr. Howard and his wife, Kat, enjoy exploring North Carolina’s trails and sunny beaches.


  • Undergraduate education: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Bachelors of Arts in History
  • Graduate education: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Doctor of Medicine, Master of Science in Biomedical Science
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, Florida: Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, Florida Pain Medicine Fellowship, Internal Medicine Internship


  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

Request a consultation with Dr. Howard now. Or, call us at (252) 243-9629 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.