Howard qualified from University College Hospital, London, in 1991 with both medical and pharmacology degrees.
He subsequently undertook specialist training in medicine, anaesthesia and critical care at UCH, Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton and the Royal Perth Hospital (Western Australia). Howard was appointed a consultant in Anaesthesia at Poole Hospital in 2002.
His special interests include anaesthesia for vascular, ENT, orthopaedics and colo-rectal surgery. Howard lives in Poole and is a keen windsurfer, snowboarder and cyclist.