Howard R. Epps, MD, FAAP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center
  • Specialty Care


Orthopedic Surgery

Phone: 832-822-3100 (Main) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire) | 832-828-4738 (Kirby)
Fax: 832-825-9019 Main | 713-839-0171 Bellaire | 713-528-2908 Kir

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Texas Children's Specialty Center - Bellaire
6330 West Loop South
Bellaire, TX 77401
United States

Texas Children's Specialty Center - Kirby
3023 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
United States

Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The Hospital for Sick Children fellowship Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 1996
Harvard Medical School residency Orthopaedic Surgery 1995
Harvard Medical School residency Orthopaedic Surgery 1994
Massachusetts General Hospital internship General Surgery 1990
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1989


Howard R. Epps, MD, is renowned as a leader in the field of pediatric orthopedics, distinguishing himself in a variety of research, clinical and academic roles. His clinical interests include limb deformity and reconstruction, fractures, clubfoot, musculoskeletal infections and cerebral palsy, authoring more than 35 book chapters and publications in various academic and medical journals. He recently served as president of Houston Orthopaedic Society and the Texas Orthopaedic Association.

Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Epps received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency program at Harvard, he pursued his fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Epps is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He has served on the board of directors of both AAOS and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member, 1998 - Present
American Academy of Pediatrics Member, 2000 - Present
American Orthopedic Association Member, 2006 - Present
National Medical Association Member, 1989 - Present
Pediatric Society of North America Member, 1999 - Present

Selected Publications

Tongue, JR; Epps, HR; Forese, LL: Communication Skills for Patient-Centered Care. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 87-A:652, 2005.