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Malin L Howard, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


Expertise: Cataracts, Corneal Diseases, Eye Conditions, Ophthalmology

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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia


10710 Charter Drive Medical Pavilion at Howard County, Suite 310 Columbia, MD 21044 map

Phone: 410-910-2330


Dr. Malin L. Howard is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. 

Dr. Howard received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College and earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester. 

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Howard served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon from 1973 to 1975. After completing his residency in 1978, he joined the University of Rochester faculty and became an assistant professor in 1979. Dr. Howard has been in private practice for the past 32 years, most recently with Patapsco Eye MDs, based in Columbia, Maryland, and served as the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Howard County General Hospital from 1990 to 1996. 

A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Howard has also served on committees dedicated to infection control and quality of care improvement. more


  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine (1972)


  • University of Rochester Medical Center / Ophthalmology (1978)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1979)

Activities & Honors


  • Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Howard County Medical Society
  • Maryland Med-Chi

Professional Activities

  • Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, Howard County General Hospital
  • Quality Improvement Committee, Columbia Medical Plan
  • Infection Control Committee, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

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