Dr. Russell Mars Howerton MD Surgeon

Dr. Russell Howerton is a surgeon in Winston Salem, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Howerton accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 10 doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and one of 9 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Education & Medical Training

Tufts Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1984–1989

Vanderbilt University
Residency, General Surgery, 1983–1984

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Class of 1983


Other Training, 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

NC State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Best Doctors in America
2009

Chair, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center United Way Campaign
2008

Chair Elect, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center United Way Campaign
2007

Elected member Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society(AOA)
2004

Certificates of Appreciation, Patient Relations, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
2004

America's Top Surgeons-General Surgery, 2002-03 Consumers Research Council of America Guide to America's Top Surgeons
2002

Delegate, North Carolina Medical Society House of Delegates, Forsyth-Stokes-Davie County Medical Society
2001

Chosen Representative of NC Chapter, American College of Surgeons-25th Annual Meeting of the Young Surgeon Representatives
1997

Medical Foundation Teaching Scholar, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
1995

Nominated for the Award for Teaching Excellence, Bowman Gray School of Medicine
1995

Delegate, North Carolina Medical Society House of Delegates-NC Chapter, American College of Surgeons
1995

Delegate, North Carolina Medical Society House of Delegates-NC Chapter, American College of Surgeons
2002

Teaching Award, Medical Student to House Staff, Tufts University School of Medicine
1989

Outstanding Contribution to the Advanced Specialty Training Program in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Boston University School of Medicine/VA Medical Center
1989

Publications & Presentations

Optimal Timing of Systemic Therapy in Resectable Colorectal Liver Metastases
Ihemelandu C, Levine EA, Aklilu M, Yacoub G, Howerton RM, Bolemon B, Graham M, Russell G, Shen P 2013 1 1

Oncocytic Biliary Cystadenocarcinoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Bardin R, Trupiano J, Howerton R, Geisinger K 2011 11 1

Peritoneal Surface Disease from Colorectal Cancer: Comparison with the Hepatic Metastases Surgical Paradigm in Optimally Resected Patients
Shen P, Kurt T, Stewart JH, Howerton RM, Loggie BW, Russell GB, Levine EA 2008 1 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Network Health Plan HMO
  • Network Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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