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Howard Krein, MD, PhD

Howard Krein, MD, PhD

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Howard Krein, MD, PhD

Jefferson University Physician
Academic Title: Associate Professor
Co-Director, Herbert Kean Center for Facial Aesthetics

Years In Practice: 14

Specialties
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery – Facial Plastic & Reconstructive

Dr. Krein is part of an exclusive group of physicians with two doctorate degrees and double board certified in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Krein was also the title of Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2012, which is a great honor.

He received his MD from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. After medical school, he completed internships in both Emergency Medicine and General Surgery as well as a residency in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Krein was then chosen for a highly competitive and specialized Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. During his fellowship at MCV/VCU, his entire experience focused on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. There he honed his skills in the latest techniques in rhinoplasty, aging face, cosmetic surgery, and facial reconstruction.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Krein is a Board Certified, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia Pa.

As such, Dr. Krein specializes solely in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. This assures his patients the specific and focused expertise that they should expect. He treats all ages from neonates to adults.

As Associate Professor in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Philadelphia’s prestigious Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Krein is considered to be an outstanding teacher and lecturer. He routinely gives lectures and teaches courses on many of the intricacies of facial plastic surgery to both medical students, residents and other physicians. His practice encompasses the entire spectrum of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery, fat transfers, facial augmentation, wrinkle treatment, corrective surgery for facial defects, ear reshaping, microtia repair, microsurgery, reconstruction of cancer patients and extensive post-traumatic deformities. He also is considered to be one of the experts when it comes to Botox and injectable fillers (Restylane, Juvaderm, Radiesse, Sculptra).

In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Krein has also been actively involved in several humanitarian organizations. His passion lies in helping others who have either congenital or acquired facial defects. Both here in Philadelphia, as well as abroad, he donates his time and skills to do surgery and treat those in need. He is one of two surgeons who twice a year spends a week in Belize performing reconstructive surgery on children with facial deformities. These trips are organized by the International Hospital for Children and highlights can be seen on their website (http://healachild.org).

Noted for his understanding and calming bedside manner, Dr. Krein’s aspires to help his patients fully understand each procedure and how they can reach their personal goals. He does this by truly listening to his patients, performing a thorough exam and evaluation, and helping to create realistic expectations.

Medical Services

  • Herbert Kean Center for Facial Aesthetics
  • Center for Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Office Locations

PHILADELPHIA

925 Chestnut Street
7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6760
Phone: (215) 503-3223
Fax: (215) 503-3736

Education

  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School

Internship

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship

  • Medical College of VA School of Medicine

Conditions

  • Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
  • Deviated Septum
  • Earwax Blockage
  • Facial Aging
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Trauma
  • Hair Loss
  • Hay Fever
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stuffy Nose (Nasal Congestion)
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Surfer’s Ear (Exostosis)
  • Tonsil Cancer

Treatments

  • Botox
  • Browlift
  • Chemical Peels
  • C02 Laser
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Eyelid Lift
  • Facial Implants
  • Face Lift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting
  • Filler
  • IPL
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Nasal Valve Repair
  • PRP
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Tumescent Liposuction

Tests

  • Biopsy
  • Laryngoscopy with Biopsy
  • Strobovideolaryngoscopy

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Orbital floor reconstruction using porcine small intestinal submucosa

Author(s):Seymour, P.E. | Krein, H.M. | Leventhal, D.D. | Brown, D.M. | O’Hara, B. | Bilyk, J.R. | Pribitkin, E.A.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Medical Science MonitorAccess all results for your search in Scopus
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Posted: December 5, 2018, 12:28 pm


Parotid gland trauma

Author(s):Gordin, E.A. | Daniero, J.J. | Krein, H. | Boon, M.S.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Facial Plastic SurgeryAccess all results for your search in Scopus
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Posted: December 5, 2018, 12:28 pm


Management of auricular hematoma and the cauliflower ear

Author(s):Greywoode, J.D. | Pribitkin, E.A. | Krein, H.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Facial Plastic SurgeryAccess all results for your search in Scopus
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Posted: December 5, 2018, 12:28 pm


Management of acute soft tissue injury to the auricle

Author(s):Lavasani, L. | Leventhal, D. | Constantinides, M. | Krein, H.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Facial Plastic SurgeryAccess all results for your search in Scopus
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Posted: December 5, 2018, 12:28 pm


Reconstruction of the radial forearm free flap donor site using integra artificial dermis

Author(s):Murray, R.C. | Gordin, E.A. | Saigal, K. | Leventhal, D. | Krein, H. | Heffelfinger, R.N.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: MicrosurgeryAccess all results for your search in Scopus
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Posted: December 5, 2018, 12:28 pm

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925 Chestnut Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-503-3223

Fax: 215-503-6742