John A. Howington, M.D.

John A. Howington, M.D.

John A. Howington, M.D.

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Conditions & Procedures


Esophageal Cancer, Hyperhidrosis, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Surgery, Malignant Pleural Effusion, Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Thoracic Exposure, Thymoma, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)


Bilateral Thoracoscopy Sympathectomy, Bronchial Stent, Bronchoscopy, Bronchoscopy with Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), Chest Wall Resection, Esophagoscopy with Dilation, Esophagoscopy with Dilation and Stent Placement, Mediastinoscopy with Biopsy of Lymph Nodes or Masses, Mediastinoscopy with Mediastinal Adenopaphy, Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Lobectomy, Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection, Minimally Invasive Three Hole Esophagectomy, Minimally Invasive Three Hole Esophajectomy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Pleural Biopsy Pleurodesis, Robotic-Assisted Thymectomy, Thoracoscopy with Apical Bleb Resection and Pleurodesis, Thoracoscopy with Pleural Biopsy and Pleurodesis, Thoracotomy for Pneumonectomy

General Information




NorthShore Medical Group


Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung and Esophageal Cancer, Mediastinal Tumors

Academic Rank

Clinical Associate Professor



Board Certified

Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Service

Thoracic Surgery

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Medicin, 1989


University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1994
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1997



NorthShore Medical Group

2650 Ridge Ave.
Kellogg Cancer Center
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.2868 847.733.5005 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.

NorthShore Medical Group

7900 Rollins Rd.
Gurnee, IL 60031
847.570.2868 847.733.5005 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.

NorthShore Medical Group

9650 Gross Point Rd.
Suite 3900
Skokie, IL 60076
847.570.2868 847.733.5005 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.


Commercial Plans
  • Aetna Choice POS (Open Access) and POS II (Open Access)
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO and EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Health Network Options
  • Aetna HMO (including Open Access)
  • Aetna Managed Choice (Open Access)
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice EPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice POS (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna QPOS
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select (Open Access)
  • Beechstreet PPO Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage
    Verify PCP Participation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
  • Cigna Open Access Plus with CareLink (OAPC)
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO (an Aetna Company)
  • Coventry Health Care Elect Choice EPO
  • Coventry Health Care First Health PPO
  • Galaxy Health PPO Network
  • Great West PPO/POS
  • Healthcare's Finest Network (HFN)
  • Humana - All Commercial Plans (including Choice Care)
  • Humana - NorthShore Complete Care
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan and PHCS PPO Network (Including PHCS Savility)
  • NorthShore Employee Network
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider PPO Network (TRPN)
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare - All Commercial Plans
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Core
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Navigate
Exchange Plans
  • Not Contracted Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision
    Verify PCP Participation
  • Not Contracted Coventry
  • Humana National
  • Land of Lincoln - All Products
  • Not Contracted United Healthcare Compass
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
  • Illinicare ICP
  • Community Care Partners
Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (HMO/Open Access HMO)
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage HMO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Premier HMO-POS
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Primary HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus PFFS
  • HumanaChoice PPO
  • United Healthcare - All Medicare Plans
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community
  • HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Illinicare Health Plan
  • Meridian Complete
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