Dr. Howard Crisp
Dr. Howard Crisp joined North Texas Allergy & Asthma Associates in 2014, where he devotes his practice to treating each patient’s unique allergy and immunology challenges at our Dallas locations. Dr. Crisp takes patient-centered medical care to a new level of excellence as he evaluates diverse symptoms, considers each person’s medical history, and integrates them to target the underlying cause and develop an individualized course of action.
Before joining our practice, Dr. Crisp spent 8 years as an officer and physician in the United States Air Force. Most recently, he was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, DC, where he served as Director of Immunizations. He’s thrilled to be back in Texas and looks forward to treating the allergy, asthma, and immunology needs of children and adults in North Texas.
Dr. Crisp is a native of Virginia, where he graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School, the doctor completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in allergy and immunology at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Crisp is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.
Dr. Crisp engages in research, resulting in numerous studies that have been published in journals such as Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, and Allergy and Asthma Proceedings. When he’s not seeing patients or studying issues related to allergies and immunology, Dr. Crisp and his wife explore the restaurants and attractions in Dallas and take their dog on long walks along the Katy Trail or around White Rock Lake.
SAUSHEC – Wilford Hall Allergy & Immunology Fellowship
Consortium (SAUSHEC) Internal Medicine
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- 2006 Eastern Virginia Medical School – San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education
Doctor of Medicine
- 2002 The University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science – With Distinction
- July 2013 – September 2014 US Air Force
Allergist & Dir. Of Immunizations, JB Andrews
- June 2011 – June 2013 US Air Force
Fellow, Allergy and Immunology, Lackland AFB
September 2010 – May 2011 US Air Force
Director of Internal Medicine, Langley AFB
- July 2009 – September 2010 US Air Force
Internal Medicine Staff, Langley AFB
- June 2006 – June 2009 US Air Force
Resident, Internal Medicine, Lackland AFB
- April 2002 – May 2006 US Air Force Reserve
Health Professions Scholarship Program
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Q&A with Dr. Howard Crisp
1. What drew you to medicine?
I’ve always had a scientific mindset and a desire to directly improve the lives of others. A career in medicine was a natural fit. With Allergy and Immunology, in particular, I have the ability to combine a patient’s history and testing results to help investigate not only the cause of his or her symptoms, but also to find and employ the most effective treatments.
2. What are your passions outside of work?
My wife and I enjoy taking our dog on long walks in and around Dallas. We enjoy exploring the area to experience new restaurants, find new trails, and visit attractions I’ve never had the opportunity to see before.
3. What was the last TV show you binge-watched?
4. Who would you consider to be your role model and why?
My parents, both Navy officers, have always been great role models for me. They have epitomized the core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
5. What do you like to do to relax?
My wife and I enjoy taking our dog Leila on long walks in and around Dallas. We enjoy travelling to Virginia and California to see our families. I also enjoy a wide variety of board and video games.
6. What makes North Texas Allergy and Asthma Associates special in your opinion?
Above all else, North Texas Allergy and Asthma Associates always take a patient-centered approach to find the best course of action. No two patients are the same and we continually strive to find the best course of action in line with the medical evidence, the individual patient’s condition, and their personal values.
7. What do you enjoy most about being a doctor?
The best part of being a doctor is being able to directly and concretely see the positive impact I have in patients’ lives. It is very rewarding to help patients with food allergies or asthma stay out of the hospital and to enable patients with nose and eye allergies to return to all the outdoor activities they enjoy throughout the year.
8. What is the best advice you have ever received?
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
9. If you could have a conversation with any person or character who would it be and why?
Isaac Newton. With his amazing ability to mathematically describe the natural laws using the limited equipment of his time, it would be something to see what he might be able to do with today’s technology.
10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?