Upon graduation from Downstate Medical College in New York, Dr Lieberman served nine years on active duty in the United States Army. He completed his Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. During this period, Dr Lieberman studied at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland. He joined the Allergy and Asthma Center of Austin in 1995 after serving three years as the Chief of the Allergy Clinic at Ft Hood Texas.
Dr Lieberman was initially certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology in 1993 and successfully recertified in 2003. He has consistently been named as one of Austin’s best doctors by Austin Monthly magazine and a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.
Dr Lieberman serves as the allergy medical consultant to KVUE News and appears on a regular basis discussing a relevant allergy topic on the Midday News. Dr Lieberman is the physician advisor to the local food allergy support group Austin Families with Food Allergies(AFFA).
"I have witnessed first hand the current food allergy epidemic. A large part of our practice is devoted to food allergy in young children. It is not unusual to see 5-6 food allergy patients in a given day compared to 1-2 food allergy patients in a week 10 years ago. Food allergy support groups are an essential part of successful food allergy management. We are in debt to the tireless efforts of the nationwide group the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Their work has been vital to help increase food allergy awareness, research, education, and legislation."
Dr. Howland grew up in Austin, attended McCallum High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas. He received his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas and his Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. Dr. Howland is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. He recertified with the American Board of Allergy and Immunology in 2005.
Dr. Howland was in private practice in Allergy in Columbia, SC and St. Petersburg, FL before returning to Austin in 1991. Dr. Howland has been performing pharmaceutical research with new medications for allergy and asthma for more than 20 years, and is the author of many articles in medical journals. Click here to view Dr. Howland's personal website or Click here for his CV.
"I feel very fortunate to be practicing in Austin. I grew up here and suffered from asthma and allergy when there were many fewer medicines and treatment options. It is gratifying to be able to improve patient's health and quality of life with all the new procedures and medicines now available. Even though Austin is 'the allergy capitol of the world', with proper treatment most people can feel fine and really enjoy all the wonderful things about Central Texas."
Dr. Howland is married and has two adult children. In addition to practicing medicine he plays in a local Rock and Roll Band and enjoys the local music scene.
See a recent interview on KVUE on egg allergy and flu shots
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
The Food Allergy Network
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