Dr. Stephanie Howerter joined Martinsville Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center in October 2019.  She is board-certified in Dermatology by the American Academy of Dermatology and has completed a Fellowship in Mohs surgery.

Dr. Howerter was born and raised in southwest West Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from Marshall University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She continued her education at Marshall University to acquire a master’s degree in Biomedical Science.  Thereafter, she attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine to earn her medical degree with honors. While in medical school, she was awarded an academic scholarship and was inducted into both the Sigma Sigma Phi Academic and Service Fraternity as well as the esteemed Psi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society for graduating at the top of her class.

After graduating from medical school, she finished her internship at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, VA. She then procured a research fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA with an emphasis on teledermatology. She subsequently completed her residency at Silver Falls Dermatology in Salem, OR and became board certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology upon the conclusion of her residency.  Dr. Howerter also completed her fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at Silver Falls Dermatology in Salem, OR.

She has authored published articles on a variety of subjects in several dermatologic journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports, Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, and Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.   Dr. Howerter is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

American Academy of Dermatology Fellow

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EDUCATION

2018-Present
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center/Silver Falls Dermatology
Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Surgical Oncology Fellowship

2015-2018
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center/Silver Falls Dermatology
Dermatology Resident

2014-2015
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
SIEP Teledermatology Fellowship

2013-2014
Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery
Traditional Rotating Internship

2009-2013
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

2007-2009
Marshall University Graduate College
M.S. in Biomedical Science

2003-2007
Marshall University
B.S. in Biology

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

American Board of Dermatology Certified Issued
September 2018
ACLS Exp. Date May 2019

STATE LICENSES

Washington, Full
Exp. Date: Jan. 2019
Number: OP 60858534

Oregon, Full
Exp. Date: Dec. 2018
Number: DO171829

Pennsylvania, Full
Exp. Date: Oct. 2015
Number: OS017135
Pennsylvania, Temporary/Limited
Exp. Date: Oct. 2015
Number: OT016109

Virginia, Temporary/Limited
Exp. Date: June 2014
Number: 0116026166

EMPLOYMENT/TRAINING

July 2018-Present
Silver Falls Dermatology and Allergy, Salem, OR
Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Oncology Fellow Fellowship Director: William Lear, MD

July 2015-June 2018
Silver Falls Dermatology and Allergy, Salem, OR
Dermatology Resident
Program Director: John Young, MD

July 2014-June 2015
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Teledermatology Fellow, Dept. of Dermatology Supervisor: Joseph C. English III, MD

July 2013-June 2014
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, Blacksburg, VA
Traditional Rotating Internship, Resident Physician
Supervisor: Peter Recupero, DO

AWARDS

  • June 2013
    American Medical Women Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award
  • June 2013
    WVSOM Honors Graduate
  • June 2013
    Sigma Sigma Phi Academic and Service Fraternity
  • Sept. 2011
    Psi Sigma Alpha National Osteopathic Scholastic Honor Society Member
  • 2011–2012
    WVSOM academic tuition waiver

RESEARCH

  • July 2014-June 2015
    Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    Supervisor: Joseph C. English III, MD; Lisa Grandinetti, MD Area of Concentration: Teledermatology

PRESENTATIONS

  • Howerter SS, Young RJ. Multiple Eruptive Eccrine Hidrocystomas. Presented at the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Annual Spring Meeting, March 28-April 2, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.
  • Snyder S, Hernandez A, Jaffe R, Ho J, English J C. Adult Folliculotropic Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Presenting with Multiple Xanthogranulomas. Poster #: 867. American Academy of Dermatology 73rd Annual Meeting, March 20-24, 2015, in San Francisco, CA.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Howerter SS, Stoecker A, Blattner C, Young J, Lear W. Use of rapid tissue expansion method with a novel suture retention device in the closure of a large Mohs scalp defect. Cutis. Publication Status: In Review.
  • Stoecker A, Howerter S, Young J, Lear W. The use of a suture retention device with punctureless technique for rapid tissue expansion in facial and lower extremity wounds. JAAD Case Reports. 2018 Oct; 4(9): 910-914. Publication Status: Published.
  • Desmond BL, Thomas RS, Howerter SS. Resident Rounds: Part III –Case Report: Crohn’s Disease Presenting as Granulomatous cheilitis. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2016 Feb; 15(2): 251-252. Publication Status: Published Snyder S, Hernandez A, Jedrych J, Ho J, English JC III. Multiple Adult Xanthogranuloma with Follicular Mucinosis- Associated Langherans Cell Histiocytosis. J Clin Case Rep. 2015 Sept; 5: 603. Publication Status: Published.
  • Snyder S, Crandall I, Davis S, Feldman SR. Medical Adherence to Acne Therapy. The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 2013 Apr; 15(2): 87-94. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24481999. Publication Status: Published.
  • Snyder S, Al-Dabagh A, Feldman SR. Treating Rare Fungal Infections: Rhinosporidiosis. The Dermatologist. 2013 Dec; 21(12): 35-37. Publication Status: Published.
  • Snyder S, Al-Dabagh A, Feldman SR. Treating Rare Fungal Infections: Actinomycosis. The Dermatologist. 2013 Sep; 21(9): 32-35. Publication Status: Published.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • The International Association of Dermatologists
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • American College of Physicians
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