Katie Granger Howard, MD

Katie Granger Howard, MD



Undergraduate School: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
PubMed name(s): Laura K Howard


Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
WashU has everything I was looking for in a residency program: training with world-renowned academic experts and sub-specialists at a high volume/high acuity center, incredible surgical training, and robust research opportunities all the while being mentored in a supportive, collaborative environment and training with and advocating alongside incredibly passionate co-residents from across the country! Plus, St. Louis is a vibrant, flourishing city with so many cool restaurants and things to do – you truly can’t ask for a better place to train!

What are you looking forward to the most by being a resident here at WashU?
I’m looking forward to learning and growing alongside such a supportive, driven group of co-residents and faculty!

What goals do you hope to accomplish during your residency?
In addition to becoming a well-rounded Ob-Gyn, I hope to hone my research and surgical skills, while also pursuing opportunities for advocacy and outreach, both in the STL community and nationally.

What are your research interests?
Still developing this! I have a background in genetics and am very interested in how personalized medicine can be used in the future to impact patient care and treatment modalities! I’m also interested in developing community outreach programs to increase access to reproductive healthcare services and combatting issues such as period poverty in the STL area.


Hometown: Marietta, GA
Pronouns: she/her/hers

What do you do outside of work?    
Spending time with friends, family, and my cat Tugboat, cooking and eating good food (currently perfecting my focaccia recipe!), Peloton strength classes, trying new restaurants and breweries, traveling when I can, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Fall!

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I have hiked in over half of the United States’ 63 National Parks – it’s on my bucket list to visit every one! My Top 5 so far (in no particular order) is Zion, Yellowstone, Mount Rainier, Olympic, and Glacier!

We know it’s early, but do you have any fellowship plans for after residency?
Still figuring this one out, but thinking about MFM or Gyn Oncology!

What advice would you give medical students applying for a residency in OBGYN?
Give yourself so much grace throughout the application process – you are worth so much more than any test score or awkward interview encounter! Stay true to who you are and the right residency program will find you! Enjoy your 4th year – you’ve earned it!