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Gene R. Howard, M.D.

Gene R. Howard, M.D.

Ophthalmologist in Charleston

  • Board certified in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery
  • Undergraduate education: Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)
  • Masters degree in Public Health: Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical school: Johns Hopkins University
  • Internship (Internal Medicine): Johns Hopkins University
  • Residency training: University of Illinois (Chicago)
  • Research fellowship: Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowship training (Oculoplastic Surgery & Orbital Oncology): University of Iowa (Iowa City)
  • Former MUSC assistant professor (Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Otolaryngology
  • Former MUSC professor of ophthalmology (Stanley & Theodore Feldberg endowed chair)

Learn more about Dr. Gene Howard at

Patient Information & Instructions Download Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Howard is an Oculoplastic surgeon (eye plastic surgery).

The services he provides include:

  • Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Forehead lift (endoscopic and direct)
  • Ptosis repair
  • Ectropion/Entropion repair
  • Skin cancer repair
  • Scar revisions
  • Removal of tumors of the eyelid and eye socket
  • Eyesocket repair
  • Tear duct surgery

Cosmetic services provided by Dr. Howard include:

  • Lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Laser resurfacing for wrinkles
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Restylane® dermal filler
  • Radiesse® dermal filler

Dr. Howard sees patients at the following Carolina Eyecare Physicians offices:

Meet Dr. Howard’s Physician Assistant Malissa Sandhu, PA-C

Malissa Sandhu, PA-CMalissa Sandhu is a certified Physician Assistant who performs oculoplastic evaluations and assists during surgical procedures.

In 1997, Malissa received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the College of Charleston, and was a cum laude graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000, with a Bachelor of Science degree in physician assisting.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. Malissa was previously a Clinical Instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina and remains Adjunct Faculty at the Physician Assistant program.

Malissa can be reached at 843-793-LIDS (5437), or toll-free (877-817-3437).

Need more information about Malissa Sandhu? Read her full Curriculum Vitae.

Are you ready to make an appointment to see Dr. Howard? Call 843-793-LIDS (5437), or toll-free (877-817-3437), or you can schedule online.