Meghan Howell, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Section of General Pediatrics
Office Address
4740 S. I-10 Service Rd, Ste 200, Metairie, LA 70001
School of Medicine
Meghan Howell, MD

Education & Affiliations

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine - 2011
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine - 2014
Chief Resident: Tulane University School of Medicine - 2015

Areas of Expertise

Medically complex children
High-risk neonates
Maternal-infant interactions


Interests include primary care of medically complex children; long term follow-up of high-risk neonates (including extreme prematurity); acute care of and long term follow up for infants affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome; maternal-infant interactions and affect of maternal factors on child health outcomes. Dr. Howell opened and now directs the NICU Graduate Clinic, which focuses on follow-up care for high-risk infants through an innovative, multidisciplinary, research-oriented platform. PI for the Tulane Lullaby Project, a clinical trial evaluating the impact of music therapy on physiological systems in infants with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.


Primary areas of research interests includes neonatal abstinence syndrome, maternal-infant interactions and long term effects of extreme prematurity.


Howell MP, Smith AM, Lindsay EB and Drury SS.  Understanding barriers to timely indentification of infants at risk of neonatal opiate withdrawal syndrome.  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med.  2019 Jun 14:1-6.

Huntwork M, Howell MP, et al. “Foamy Urine and Sickled Cells”. Southern Regional Meeting of Southern Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA. Poster Presentation. February 2014.

Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics, Ochsner Medical Center. “History of Childhood Vaccination and the Anti-immunization ‘Counter Culture’”. January 30, 2014.

Howell MP et al. “First Reported Pulmonary Infection with Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAI) in a Child with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)”. Southern Regional Meeting of Southern Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA. Oral Presentation. February 2012.

Duchesne JC, Howell MP et al. Linea Alba Fasciotomy: Novel Alternative in Trauma Patients with Secondary Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Am Surg . 2010 Mar;76 (3):312-6.