Doctor Howard began his Orthopedic Medicine practice in Littleton in 1988, after completing his orthopedic residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Having graduated from the Beverly Cooperative Trade School in 1967 as a machinist, he immediately enlisted in the Air Force and served in both Vietnam and Germany. While serving, Lon worked as an orthopedic technician and found his true calling. Lon Howard was an accomplished athlete. He was a member of the Air Force ski and football teams, competing in the first NATO ski meet. He earned a scholarship to play football for the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Howard received a B.S. degree in Zoology and went on to medical school at the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. He realized his dream and completed a residency in Orthopedics at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in 1988.
For the next 24 years, Dr. Howard tirelessly served his family, friends, and community providing exemplary orthopedic care in the North Country. His accomplishments include being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), serving on the AAOS Board of Counselors, serving as the president of the NH Medical Society, Grafton County Medical Society, and LRH Surgical Staff. Dr. Howard also served on the LRH Board of Trustees.
Dr. Howard touched the lives of many and is fondly remembered for his determination, integrity, unfailing sense of humor, compassion, and uncanny ability to reach people on a very personal level. His colleagues knew him as a level-headed person who sincerely cared about the patients' concerns. He was a mentor and friend to many. Those who knew Dr. Howard remember him as an inspiring leader of the medical community dedicated to his patients and the greater community.
Littleton Regional Hospital publications
Union Leader, October 30, 2012