Howard M. Clarke is a Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto where he has been on the faculty since 1987. He has been in practice in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto since completing his fellowship training.
Howard studied medicine at the University of Toronto and entered the plastic surgery training programme there upon graduation. Graduate training in the Institute of Medical Science was integrated into this training programme under the supervision of Ralph Manktelow and Nancy McKee. Howard completed his Ph.D. thesis while a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Fellowship training followed at Harvard University studying hand surgery with Joe Upton and at the University of Tokyo undertaking microsurgical training with Professor Kiyonori Harii
At the University of Toronto, Howard is enthusiastic about teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. He was the recipient of the PAIRO (Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario) Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award in 2002.