Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

70 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

Howard Colman, M.D., Ph.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

70 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-0260 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map

Bio

Howard Colman, MD, PhD, has multiple clinical interests including the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, and the diagnosis and management of neurologic complications of cancer. His clinical research is focused on the development and testing of new therapies for brain tumors. His laboratory interests include the identification of molecular markers of prognosis and treatment response in brain tumors and the role of tumors stem cells in the development and treatment resistance of brain tumors. He is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, a member of the multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Research Team, and is Director of Medical Neuro-Oncology at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Associate Professor
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor
Neurology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neuro-oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
3.5
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 19, 2014

Dr and Assistant are exceptional. We feel very comfortable with them and are able to express our concerns and ask questions.

October 04, 2014

We feel very confidante with Dr Colman

October 03, 2014

Dr. Colman is a genius. He knows absolutely everything there is to know about brain tumors. He was great at educating us about the tumor and the medicine that would help it. I was slightly disappointed by our method of communication. He seemed to feel rushed and wanted to leave as soon as possible. He answered all of our questions, but a patient with a brain tumor needs time to process information.

April 07, 2014

I have been to the clinic for 20 years but had a new doctor at this visit. Dr. Colman was very thorough, informative and patient.

April 06, 2014

Dr Colman is great, his son played lacrosse with my son a few years ago, so he is willing to chat with me personally for a few minutes as well as being very professional in his medical care for me.

March 30, 2014

I was very impressed with the quality of care at Huntsman. We have been to UCLA medical several times and we just moved to Utah and this was a vast improvement over the care we received at UCLA.

March 15, 2014

just like the nursing staff, the PA/MD seemed to be in a hurry. However they seemed to be doing their best to answer all of my questions and not rush the appt

February 03, 2014

I was very impressed that I transferred my care to Hunstman from IMC.

October 30, 2013

The nurse, PA, and doctor were all fantastic and thorough and provided all the information I needed in a way that was easy to understand.

July 06, 2013

love dr Colman. and his staff

May 31, 2013

Very Positive Experience.

May 27, 2013

I have the highest confidence in Dr Colman. He is an excellent physician.

April 22, 2013

Dr Colman is excellent. I respect him and have a significant amount of confidence in his professional ability.

March 28, 2013

I have a lot of confidence in my medical care team.

February 18, 2013

Over the top. I left feeling hopeful and extremely confident with dr Coleman and the entire team

January 22, 2013

I was very happy with the care I was given. I was especially surprised with the degree of time the doctor and pa gave me. Their concern for me was genuine and they made me feel relaxed and better able to understand what they were saying.

November 19, 2012

All clinic staff (doctor, pa, and np) listened carefully to my questions, gave thorough answers and explanations, and made sure I understood next steps.

November 19, 2012

Very clearly outlined the next few steps in my treatment

November 05, 2012

I have recommended to many of my co-workers and family out of state about how awesome our experience was.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Colman is awesome that is all that needs to be said.

July 03, 2012

Between all the staff I was provided with almost 1.5 hours of care during my visit. This was outstanding. Dr Colman was very detail oriented and never seemed rushed - I really appreciated this. The PA seemed very knowledgeable, but very rushed.

June 13, 2012

Dr. Howard Colman, has been very understanding, and communicates clearly, in a manner we can fully understand.

April 27, 2012

Dr. Colman is always well informed on Sherry's latest MRI's and treatments. He gives us substantial input.

March 14, 2012

Include me in the process of making a diagnosis and prescribing the right medication. They are not just doctors that tell you what to do because they said so. They are very involved in what's going on in the patient's mind.

February 22, 2012

They addressed every concern.

January 11, 2012

I am very grateful for the care that I have recieved from Dr. Howard Colman. I have the upmost confidence in them and the way they have treated my condition.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Role of Tumors Stem Cells in the Development and Treatment Resistance of Brain Tumors
  • Clinical Trials
  • Identification of Molecular Markers of Prognosis and Treatment Response in Brain Tumors
  • Development and Testing of New Therapies for Brain Tumors
  • Brain Tumors

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Associate Professor
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor
Neurology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neuro-oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-4024 Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Howard Colman, MD, PhD, has multiple clinical interests including the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, and the diagnosis and management of neurologic complications of cancer. His clinical research is focused on the development and testing of new therapies for brain tumors. His laboratory interests include the identification of molecular markers of prognosis and treatment response in brain tumors and the role of tumors stem cells in the development and treatment resistance of brain tumors. He is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, a member of the multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Research Team, and is Director of Medical Neuro-Oncology at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. He is also an HCI investigator and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics program.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Neuro-Oncology
Fellow
Chief Resident Washington University School of Medicine
Neurology
Chief Resident
Residency Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
Neurology
Resident
Internship Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Washington University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training Washington University School of Medicine
Neuroscience
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Brown University
Neural Sciences
Sc.B.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

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