Trent Howard, DO

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Brookwood Baptist Health Specialty Care Heart & Thoracic Services - Shelby
1004 1st St N
Suite # 270
Alabaster, AL 35007

Phone: (205) 620-7523


Cardiothoracic Surgery

About the Provider

Dr. Howard was born and raised on a tobacco and cattle farm in northeastern Kentucky. He worked as a firefighter/paramedic for over 10 years before returning to complete his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics with a minor in biology. He attended medical school in the inaugural class of DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee before moving his family to Iowa where he completed a general surgery residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Iowa before moving to Birmingham to start a career as a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon. He is board certified in general and thoracic surgery. His wife is a UAB grad and a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner. They have 3 adult children and have adopted and are raising 3 of their 4 grandchildren. He spends his spare time with his family on their farm in Vincent, Alabama.

Areas of Interest:

  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Heart valve surgery including minimally invasive approachs
  • Structural heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Treatment of lung cancer including robotic lung resection and mediastinal disease
  • Hernias of the diaphragm and treatment of complex gastric reflux disease
  • Esophageal cancer resection
  • Endovascular aortic stenting
  • Carotid artery disease and TCARs
  • Open peripheral vascular disease surgery