Andrew Howard

Dr. Andrew Howard practices paediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and performs research in the area of childhood injury. His clinical interests include rare orthopaedic conditions, with a focus on genetic and metabolic diseases of the skeleton. He has an interest in the treatment of children’s fractures, as well as in their prevention. Dr. Howard’s injury prevention work has had ongoing national grant funding since the late 1990s. He has been recognized by awards from his peers including the John Sharrard medal from the British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Arthur Huene Memorial Award from the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Dr. Howard’s injury prevention research makes a difference in the real world. He has shown that changing playground surfacing, or hockey body checking rules, allows children to stay active but prevents injuries. He has studied the mechanisms of child car passenger injuries and helped develop a new generation of safer child safety seats. His current interests are in modifying the built environment in cities, to reduce child pedestrian and cyclist injury.