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Charles Howard, MD


Interventional Cardiology
Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology

Dr. Charles E. Howard


Dr. Charles Howard is an interventional cardiologist who grew up in Plano, Texas and is excited to be home serving his community.
Dr. Howard graduated from Texas A&M University with honors in biomedical science. He stayed at Texas A&M for medical school where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

After completing his internal medicine residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Howard moved to the largest medical center in the world to pursue his passion for cardiovascular disease. He completed his cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine where he served as Chief Interventional Fellow and
graduated with the honor of “Outstanding Fellow in Interventional Cardiology”, awarded to the top graduating fellow. 


Dr. Howard specializes in invasive cardiovascular procedures, echocardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He provides comprehensive cardiovascular care with expert diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and peripheral vascular disease.


When he is not at work, he enjoys playing basketball, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


  • Internal Medicine

  • Cardiology Disease- Board Eligible

  • Nuclear Cardiology - Board Eligible

  • Echocardiography



HeartPlace Baylor Plano Clinic

Office: (972) 941-3100

Fax: (844) 292-1461

4708 Alliance Blvd

Pavilion I, Suite 500

Plano, TX 75093


  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 

  • Fellowship, Cardiology: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 

  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

  • Internship, Internal Medicine: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

  • Medical School, MD Degree: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, TX

  • Undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Science (Graduated cum laude): Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2015 - Present)

  • Texas A&M Summer Research Scholar Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2012)

  • Dean’s List Award Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2008 - 2011)

  • Collegiate Research Scholar - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2010)


  • American College of Cardiology (2018 - Present)

  • American Heart Association (2018 - Present)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society (2015 - Present)


Peer Reviewed ​​

  • Sudhakar D, Suffredini JM, Howard CE, Jneid H. Distal Radial Artery Cannulation for Challenging Radial Anatomy. Cardiology. 2021;146(4) PMID: 33784684.

  • Howard CE, Nambi V, Jneid H, Khalid U. Extended Duration of Dual-Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: How Long Is Too Long?. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2019 Oct 15. PMID: 31576769.

  • Howard CE, Garrett J, Stoler RC, Schussler JM. Overall Survival and Brain Death Frequency Following Out-of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 2018 January. PMID: 29686543

  • Howard CE, Velasco CE, Roullard CP, Aldo R. Aortoright Atrial Fistula after Bentall Repair. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 2017 June. PMID: 28670063.

  • Howard CE, McCullough PA. Decoding Acute Myocardial Infarction among Patients on Dialysis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2017 April 12. PMID: 28404663.

  • Velasco CE, Howard C. Trouble on Both Sides: Pulmonary Embolism with Pneumothorax. American Journal of Medicine. 2017 Feb 1. PMID: 28159603

Abstracts and Poster Presentations

  • Raza FS, Howard CE, Tecson KM, Carey SA, Jamil AK, Felius J, Hall SA. Shared- Care for Adult Cardiac Transplant Patients: A Single Center Experience. Poster presentation at Heart Failure Society of America meeting. September 2017 (Dallas, TX).

  • Howard CE, Velasco CE, Roullard CP, Rafael A. Aorto-right atrial fistula after Bentall repair. Poster presented at North Texas ACP Meeting. May 2017 (Dallas, TX).

  • Howard CE, Garrett J, Stoler RC, Schussler JM. Etiologies and Outcomes of Out-of- Hospital Cardiac Arrest in a Real World Cohort. Poster presented at Texas Chapter of the ACP Annual State Meeting. November 2016 (Houston, TX).

  • Howard C. IGF-1 Contributes to Stabilization of TAA by Inducing Pro-Collagen and Influencing VSM Survival. Poster presented at the Texas A&M COM Summer Research Symposium Summer 2012 (College Station, TX).

  • Howard C. Barnase Barstar Protein Denaturation and Folding. Poster presented at Texas A&M University Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Research Symposium Fall 2006 (College Station, TX).