Justin Howard, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Justin Howard

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Colleen Unger

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition


Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Howard graduated from medical school in Philadelphia, PA at Jefferson Medical College in 2007. He completed his internal medicine residency and a chief resident year in 2011 at the University of Minnesota where he developed a passion for teaching medical students and residents. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota in 2014. During his time in training he developed a particular interest in treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease. As a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Dr. Howard works closely with his patients to provide individualized care that incorporates not only the latest in medical and surgical treatment options, but also life-style and dietary modifications. To further this end he is actively involved in the development of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic. He continues to have a focused interest in resident and fellow education.

Professional Associations

  • Chief Resident, Minneapolis VA Medical Center (2010-2011)
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Historian, Beta Beta Beta (national biological honor society) (2001-2003)
  • Member, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Research Summary/Interests

  • Implications of immunosuppression on risk of infections in the patient with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in patient with solid organ transplant



Gastroenterology Clinic;University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certified through 2022

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Crohn’s Disease; Ulcerative Colitis; Celiac Disease; Microscopic Colitis

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center