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About Christopher Howson, MD

Christopher Howson, MD is a pain medicine physician with BayCare Clinic Pain & Rehab Medicine in Green Bay, Kaukauna and Marinette, Wisconsin. 

Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr. Howson found his calling as a pain specialist. He believes everyone deserves a life free of unnecessary suffering and has dedicated his career to treating pain. This gives him a front row seat to the positive effects pain relief can have on his patients, and the difference it makes in their lives. He believes it’s possible to alleviate or even eliminate chronic pain, typically through opioid-free treatment plans. 

Attending the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Howson then went on to earn his medical degree at The Ohio State University Medical School. He then completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Howson has always strived to deliver the highest level of care for his patients, and really looks at the individual goals for each patient in their treatment plan. In medical school and his residency, Dr. Howson learned just how much he enjoyed building relationships with his patients and following along in their journey, something he continues to value and be energized with to this day. 

Outside of work, Dr. Howson enjoys running and cycling. He can often be found spending time with his wife and three children outside, whether it’s camping, fishing, or hiking.


More from Christopher Howson, MD


Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology

Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine


2012 Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Anesthesiology


Medical College of Wisconsin - Pain Medicine

Additional Certifications, Training, and Achievements

Elected Chief Resident during University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Anesthesiology Residency

National Presentations of Medically Challenging Cases, American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Francisco 2013, New Orleans 2014, San Diego 2015

National Presentations of Posters, Society for Education in Anesthesia, Seattle 2016; American Pain Society, Pittsburgh 2017 (co-author)

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists (Board of Directors, 2019-present)

American Academy of Pain Medicine

Areas of Special Interest

Cervical and Lumbar Radicular Pain (Herniated Disc/Sciatica)

Discogenic Pain (Degenerative Disc Disease)

Cervical and Lumbar Facet Disease

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Post-Surgical Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

Peripheral Neuropathies

Atlantoaxial and Atlanto-Occipital Joint Dysfunction

Cancer Pain

Spinal Stenosis

Neuraxial Use of Opioids and Other Medications

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Cervicogenic Headaches

Coccyx Pain

Postdural Puncture Headaches

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Arthritis Pain

Phantom Limb Pain

Post-Trauma Pain (Whiplash)

Compression Fractures

Work-Related Injuries

“Issues Related to Discharging the Post-Spinal Patient,” book chapter, “Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors,” 2nd edition, Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015.

“To PEEP or Not To PEEP,” book chapter, book chapter, “Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors,” 2nd edition, Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015.

“Chronic Back Pain – Patient with Back Pain for Spine Surgery,” book chapter, “Hospitalized Chronic Pain Patient – A Multidisciplinary Guide,” Springer, 2017.