Howard R. Epps, M.D., is a renowned physician in the field of pediatric orthopedics, distinguishing himself in research, clinical and academic roles. He specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery – his areas of interest are trauma, limb deformities and neuromuscular disorders.

For a parent, the decision to have their child undergo surgical treatment can be extremely difficult. Dr. Epps believes in conservative management of orthopedic problems whenever feasible, and employs shared decision making whenever a more involved approach is necessary.

Dr. Epps, who is vice president of the Houston Medical Forum, is the medical director of pediatric orthopedic surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He also has served as president of Houston Orthopaedic Society and the Texas Orthopaedic Association.

A native Washingtonian, Dr. Epps received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard, he pursued a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Epps is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on the boards of both AAOS and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

He lives in Houston with his wife and two sons, and enjoys tennis, biking and listening to music.

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