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Nicole Marie Howe, MD

Nicole Marie Howe, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Dr. Howe is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Nail Biopsy
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Non-Surgical Cancer Treatment
  • Organ Transplant and Cancer
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology Perelman

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of South Florida
Residency: University of South Florida
Fellowship: University of Vermont Medical Center

Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology, National American College of Mohs Surgery, National American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: Future Leaders Network, Public Service and Patient Education Work Groups, National Gold Humanism Honor Society, International Public Service and Patient Education Work Groups, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Howe is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Zullo SW, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ, Shin TM, Howe NM, Lee MP, Abidi N, Sobanko JF: Use of immunohistochemical staining in basal cell carcinomas treated with Mohs micrographic surgery: A case-control study. Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting : 2019.

Lee MP, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Howe N, Zullo SW, Etzkorn JR: Trends in interpolated flap repairs on the nose, eyelids, ears, and lips following skin cancer excision in the United States from 2007-2016 American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting : 2019.

Lee MP, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Howe N, Zullo SW, Etzkorn JR: Surgical site infection risk associated with Integra Bilayer Wound Matrix use following excision of cutaneous neoplasms – a multi-specialty single institution study American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting : 2019.

Zullo SW, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ, Shin TM, Howe NM, Lee MP, Abidi N, Sobanko JF: High local recurrence risk features associated with the use of frozen section cytokeratin AE1/AE3 immunohistochemical staining during Mohs Micrographic Surgery of 5,974 squamous cell carcinomas: A case-control study American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting : 2019.

Shin TM, O’Malley V, Tuttle S, Howe N, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis, DJ, Miller CJ: Appropriate use of Mohs surgery in immunocompromised patients is high and published indications for Mohs decrease inappropriate use JAAD : 2019.

Fix WC, Miller CJ, Etzkorn J, Shin TM, Howe NM, Zhang J, Sobanko JF: Patient assessment of scars after Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) Dermatologic Surgery, Aesthetic Dermatology, and Laser Congress, Athens, Greece : 2018.

Howe N, Saco M, Rajiv N, Cherpelis B: Comparing the efficacies of alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, hydrofiber, and hydrogel dressings in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis examining how to dress for success Dermatology Online Journal 22 (8): 2016.

Prieto-Granada CN, Howe N, McCardle T: Melanoma Pathology Melanoma : 10-29,2016.

Howe N, Lichon V, Goldman G: A Literature-based Curriculum of Dermatologic Surgery PDF retrieved from http://www.quest-network.org/Library/Clinical Education : 2015.

Saco M, Howe N, Nathoo R, Cherpelis B: Topical antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of surgical wound infections from dermatologic procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Dermatological Treatment 26 (2): 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Dermatology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104-5127
Phone: (215) 360-0909
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)