Department of Anatomy

Welcome to the Department of Anatomy in the College of Medicine at Howard University!

These are exciting times for researchers and students in the biomedical and life sciences. Members of our Department contribute to this excitement through cutting-edge research in a wide range of disciplines of the Anatomical Sciences.

Our use of new experimental technology and modern scientific approaches allows us to make Howard University a leading research institution located in the nation’s capital. The major focus of our research is in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Evolutionary & Organismal Biology.

The Department of Anatomy is committed to making a significant contribution to science and education. Therefore, our aim is to excel in research and to deliver high quality education to our students. The Department offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, in addition to training students of Medicine, Dentistry and undergraduates in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and the Allied Health Sciences.

Donald Orlic, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Anatomy
Howard University College of Medicine
1105 Numa P.G. Adams Bldg.
520 W Street, NW
Washington DC 20059
Phone: (202) 322-9922

For further information about the Graduate Program in Anatomy, please contact:

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Anatomy
Howard University College of Medicine
520 W Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6556
Fax: (202) 265-7055


Thompson, Lynette M.
1109 Numa P.G. Adams Bldg.
(202) 806-6555/6556, (202) 536-7839

Stephen Cosgrove
1114 Numa P.G. Adams Bldg.
(202) 806-9869