Dr. Frederick Michael Howden MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Frederick Howden is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in San Diego, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Alvarado Medical Center and Palomar Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Howden accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at Alvarado Medical Center and one of 4 at Palomar Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1983–1984

St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1984–1989

Medical College of Georgia
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1989–1991

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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