Meet Our Leadership Team

Charles G. Howell, MD
Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Co-Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Charles G. Howell, MD, is the Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Co-Medical Director for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Dr. Howell is also a professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery for the Medical Center at Augusta University.

With more than 25 years of pediatric surgical experience at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Dr. Howell serves as Surgeon-in-Chief of the children’s hospital and Medical Director of its Operating Room. He has been instrumental in shaping many programs, including the ECMO Program, Operative Services and pediatric trauma services.

Dr. Howell earned a B.S. in Biology from Valdosta State College. He received his medical degree and completed post-doctoral training and a residency at the Medical Center at Augusta University. Dr. Howell completed research and pediatric surgery fellowships at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was assistant chief resident and later, chief resident.

Dr. Howell received the Medical Center at Augusta University School of Medicine’s Outstanding Clinical Science Young Faculty Award in 1985. He is certified by the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Surgery in both general and pediatric surgery.

He is a member of the Richmond County Medical Society; the Medical Association of Georgia; the American Medical Association; the American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section; the Southeastern Surgical Congress; the Georgia Surgical Society; the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the Southern Surgical Association. Dr. Howell is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He has presented nationally on numerous topics, including nutrition; gastroesophageal reflux; malnutrition and ischemic bowel disease; pediatric trauma and neonatal diaphragmatic hernia.

In August 2009, Dr. Howell was featured on the national TV documentary on The Learning Channel (TLC) called “Your Kid Ate What?” for treating a 4-year-old patient who swallowed a toy car.