Dr. Howland was born and raised in Murray, Utah. He developed manual dexterity and a love for the arts through 13 years of piano lessons. Before pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, he successfully fulfilled a 2-year church mission to St. Petersburg, Russia. During that time, Dr. Howland was selected as the lead interpreter and coordinator for volunteer efforts in the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. This volunteer effort was during the 300-year celebration of the founding of St. Petersburg as a city, and Dr. Howland further developed a profound love and appreciation for art and the human form as he gave countless tours of the museum. Upon returning from Russia, Dr. Howland embarked on his long pathway of training. He graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Administration and minors in Chemistry and Russian Literature. This was on top of the difficult pre-med pathway. He was early accepted into medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. It was here that Dr. Howland began to do basic science and clinical research in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a top student in his graduating class, he was accepted among the nations top medical students into the highly competitive six-year integrated plastic and reconstructive residency program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. During residency, Dr. Howland was prolific in his pursuit of furthering his knowledge in the field he presented at over 20 local and national meetings as well as published several abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters. He had the privilege to rotate through and train with some of the best hospitals and plastic surgeons in the world: John Sealy Hospital, Shriners Burn Hospital for Children, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, The Cronin-Brauer Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at Shriners Hospital, and Houston Methodist St. John Hospital. Dr. Howland is committed to providing patients with a compassionate and comfortable experience on their plastic surgery journey. He utilizes only the most advanced and state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical methods.