Christopher Howe, MD For an appointment call: 425.656.5060


  • Orthopedic


  • Spine

Care Center:

Proliance Orthopedic Associates

Clinic Locations:

  • Covington
  • Maple Valley
  • Renton


Christopher Howe, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in a wide array of spine care ranging from degenerative conditions to spine trauma and metastatic disease. He practices at POA's Renton and Covington locations. He has a clinical focus on simple and complex surgical care of the spine and general orthopedic fracture management.

Dr. Howe's goal is to educate patients and allow them to make an informed decision about their care and treatment options. He serves as a member on the Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Away from orthopedics, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as backcountry skiing, cycling, running, and international travel.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, University of North Dakota, summa cum laude
MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Orthopedic surgery, University of Washington Medical Center

Orthopedic and neurosurgical spine fellowship in complex spine surgery, University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Active Fellow, American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons
Member, AO Spine North America
Member, North American Spine Society
Member, Washington State Orthopedic Association
Member, Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industry

Surgical Facilities

Proliance Orthopedic Associates Ambulatory Surgery Center
Valley Medical Center – UW Medicine