Nicole Howard, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical focus is on the inpatient management of patients with hematological malignancies, as well as those undergoing bone marrow transplant and cellular therapies. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and a Minor in Psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL in 2010. Following her undergraduate studies, she worked as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the University of South Florida's Breath Health Program conducting both retrospective database research as well as prospective clinical trials from 2011-2013. She went on to pursue a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY, graduating in 2016. Her PA career began as an inpatient PA for the Bone Marrow Transplant/Cellular Therapy and Multiple Myeloma Program at New York Presbyterian- Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP-CUIMC) in New York, NY where she practiced from 2016-2021. Beyond her clinical duties at NYP-CUIMC, she onboarded/trained new hires as well as precepted PA students which speaks to her capacity to educate and communicate effectively. She joined UT Southwestern's Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplantation Program in May 2021. She is passionate about caring for hematology and oncology patients as well as palliative care patients. She describes herself as a compassionate and empathetic provider who always puts her patients first.

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, Minor in Psychology - University of South Florida
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies - New York Institute of Technology