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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


  • 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
  • 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


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.


Selected Publications:

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 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.

Saco M, Howe N, Jukic DM, Muro-Cacho C: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the base of the tongue metastasizing to the scalp. Dermatology Online Journal 20 (3): 2014.

Howe N, Nathoo R, Cohen G: Update and Review of Skin Substitutes. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 7 (10): 44-48,2014.

Howe N, Cherpelis B: Obtaining rapid and effective hemostasis: Part I. Update and review of topical hemostatic agents Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 69 (5): 677-686,2013.

Howe N, Cherpelis B: Obtaining rapid and effective hemostasis: Part II. Electrosurgery in patients with implantable cardiac devices Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 69 (5): 677-686,2013.

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)