Howard K Steinman

Dr. Howard K Steinman

Howard K. Steinman, M.D.
2601 Dame Brisen Drive
Lewisville, TX 75056
Mobile: 858-349-5084
Office: 858-349-5084
Fax: 972-435-4487

Dr. Steinman is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who provides expert witness services in cases related to functional, post-procedure, and cosmetic outcomes, scarring, wrong site surgery, recurrent tumors, improper consent, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, mismanagement, and medical record issues. He has over 35 years of experience in dermatology, skin cancer, Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgery, and dermatological cosmetic procedures.

He provides services in both Plaintiff and Defendant cases.

Dr. Steinman is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. He graduated from Pomona College and received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of California, San Diego and as the Overseas Registrar at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, UK – a position offered to only one non-British resident each year. He then completed his Mohs surgery and dermatologic surgery fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago with Dr. Barry Goldsmith - a founding member of the American College for Mohs surgery.

Thereafter, he became a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Steinman has extensive experience in Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology and has completed over 30,000 Mohs surgery cases. He has co-edited two textbooks on Mohs surgery, written 13 textbook chapters and published 48 scientific papers in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, British Journal of Medicine, JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He also co-founded and served as president of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and co-created and co-directed their annual Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery Course for 25 years.

Dr. Steinman has taught residents Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology as an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego and as an Associate Professor and Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery at Texas A&M School of Medicine. He currently is an associate professor of surgery at Campbell University School of Medicine. Dr. Steinman has spoken dozens of times at national and international dermatology meetings on topics related to surgical and cosmetic dermatology and patient care.

Areas of Expertise
  • Dermatology
  • Medical Malpractice

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Board Certified Dermatologist - American Board of Dermatology
Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon
M.D. Degree - Washington University School of Medicine
Medical License - Texas
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology
Noah Worcester Dermatological Society

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Teaching:
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine - Current
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, 2009 - 2012
Director of Mohs surgery and Dermatologic Surgery, Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, TX, 2009 - 2012
Asst Clinical Professor of Dermatology (Voluntary), University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 1989 - 2009
Asst Clinical Professor of Dermatology (Full time faculty). University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 1984 - 1989

Co-Director, Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery Course, 1995 - 2019 - six to ten lectures per course
Faculty: Mohs Surgery Closure Course, 2018 - present

Speaking Experience:
More than 75 presentations at American College of Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs surgery, Pacific Dermatology Association, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology, Texas Dermatology Society, Dallas/Fort Worth Dermatology Society, Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference, Skin Disease Education Foundation

Subject Matter:
Mohs surgery: basic and advanced techniques, indications, instrumentation, tissue processing, indications, complications, mapping, surgical pearls, and reconstruction techniques.
Facial aging, chemical peels, botulinum (Botox), chemical peels, laser surgery, cosmetic camouflage, local anesthesia, facial nerve blocks, working with unhappy patients, patient satisfaction, short scar face lifts, surgical pearls, anatomic danger zones (for nerves and vessels)

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 30
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Mohs surgery
Mohs surgery reconstruction
Post surgical scars
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma recurrence
Skin cancer recurrence malpractice
Scar evaluation - murder trial
Chemical Peel Injury
Gasoline burns - traumatic hair loss
Domestic violence bruise and wound evaluation
Blepharoplasty complications
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 40%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 60%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: six times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2023
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 3
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 28
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert witnessing
Case reviews
Mohs surgery microscopic slide review
Patient examinations
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $650 (in my local area) or $4000 per day if overnight travel is required
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $650 (in my local area) or $4000 per day if overnight travel is required
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: $2000 retainer to begin work


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