Dr. Jay Howington is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training
in endovascular neurosurgery at Neurological Institute of Savannah. He grew up in Augusta and, after completing
his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Howington returned
home to attend the Medical College of Georgia. After graduating from
medical school, he completed an internship in general surgery at Lenox
Hill Hospital in New York. Dr. Howington gained his neurosurgical clinical
experience at Charity Hospital, Children’s Hospital, as well as
the Ochsner Clinic as part of his neurosurgical residency at Louisiana
State University in New Orleans. While at the Ochsner Clinic, he spent
an elective year focusing on vascular and endovascular neurosurgery.
After serving as Chief Resident at Charity Hospital, Dr. Howington moved
to Buffalo, New York, with his wife, Cori, for a two-year fellowship
in endovascular neurosurgery under Dr. Nick Hopkins.
During his fellowship, Dr. Howington was involved in multiple
interventional neurovascular procedures ranging from carotid artery angioplasty
and stenting to acute stroke intervention and the embolization of arteriovenous
malformations (AVM), aneurysms and tumors. He also gained exposure to the percutaneous
embolization of venous angiomas, balloon test occlusion for cerebral
perfusion analysis and intracranial angioplasty and stenting. After arriving in Savannah, Dr. Howington was the first physician to place an FDA-approved carotid stent in the Coastal Empire and is only neurosurgeon in the area that has the ability to treat extracranial carotid disease endovascularly or with open surgery. He currently treats over 100 aneurysms a year and performs an average of 75 AVM embolizations per year.
Dr. Howington has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed
articles published in Neurosurgery and The Journal of Neurosurgery as
well as various chapters in several textbooks. He is a member of the
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological
Surgeons, the Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS/CNS, the American Society
of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, the Southern Neurosurgical Society, and the Georgia Neurosurgical
Society. Dr. Howington also teaches courses on endovascular and microsurgical techniques across the United States as well as in Japan and India.
Aside from cerebrovascular disease, Dr. Howington pursues
his interests in the surgical management of cervical spine disease and
peripheral nerve lesions.
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