Mr Howells was appointed as an NHS Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre at Southmead Hospital in 2015. His elective practice focuses on knee surgery including primary and revision knee replacement, cartilage and ligament injuries and management of early and advanced osteoarthritis.
He is fellowship trained, having completed 2 years of advanced fellowship training in knee surgery and trauma surgery in Australia. Initially at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery in Sydney gaining experience in all aspects of knee surgery, including the management of knee injuries in elite athletes.Then at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, one of the busiest major trauma centres in Australia, gaining experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery and knee surgery.
He was awarded an MSc in Surgical Technology by Imperial College, London in 2007 focusing on the use of simulators to train orthopaedic surgeons. He was also awarded a Medical Research Doctorate in Orthopaedic Surgery by the University of Bristol in 2014 focusing on reasons for ongoing pain after knee replacement. He was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2014 in recognition of his training in medical education.