Meet the Founder of Compass Cellular Healing



Dr. Lee Howard, MD, FACS

Dr. Howard founded Compass Cellular Healing, a Nashville alternative medicine clinic, to provide patients the tools needed to achieve optimal health and longevity.

Dr. Howard is a board certified general surgeon, a cosmetic surgeon, and a functional medicine practitioner. He encountered the effects of chronic disease and the shortfalls of modern medicine too frequently. He found that patients are not provided the proper tools and information to get well and stay well. Spurred on by his own desire to achieve health and wellness, he has dedicated his career to helping his patients achieve their unique health goals. At our Nashville alternative medicine clinic, we take a practical approach to health and provide our clients with proper education. We incorporate ways to improve their quality of life by treating the person as a whole and not simply putting a bandaid (a pill) on the symptom.

General Surgeon | Cosmetic Surgeon | Functional Medicine Practitioner


General Surgery Residency, Lehigh Valley Health Network Allentown, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Medicine, St. George’s University School of Medicine Grenada, West Indies

University of Tennessee Martin, Tennessee


Direct Intravenous/Hyperbaric Ozone Therapy American Board of Surgery

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

Team STEPPS, Master Trainer


Bosanac Research Award, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Schaeffer Surgical Society Academic Presentation Award, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Stahler-Rex Research Award, Lehigh Valley Health Network

FIRST PRIZE for resident presentations: Keystone chapter of American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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