Fred M. Howard, M.D.

Fred M. Howard, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 487-3420
Fax: (585) 334-1264

Professional Bio

Dr. Howard is Associate Chair for Academic Affairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Division of Obstetric/Gynecologic Specialties, and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He earned his bachelors degree at Berea College in 1969, his masters degree at Purdue University in 1972, and his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1976. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Colorado and served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Georgia and South Carolina. Dr. Howard was in private practice and on the faculties of the University of South Carolina Medical School and Medical University of South Carolina before moving to Rochester in 1991. He was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rochester General Hospital, where he established the first center in upstate New York dedicated to the treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain, prior to becoming a Division Director at Strong Memorial Hospital in May, 2000.
Dr. Howard is an internationally-recognized expert on chronic pelvic pain in women, and is senior editor of the textbook Pelvic Pain: Diagnosis and Management, published by Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. He is the author of numerous scientific papers on pelvic pain, endometriosis, and laparoscopic surgery. In collaborative research with his wife he has also co-authored scientific papers on breastfeeding and neonatal circumcision. His current primary areas of research interest are in gynecologic laparoscopic surgery and chronic pelvic pain in women.



Dr. Howard is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and holds Certification in Advanced Operative Laparoscopy and Advanced Operative Hysteroscopy by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy. He is Chairman of the board of directors of the International Pelvic Pain Society where he has served as president and vice president. He is on the Advisory Board of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

Dr. Howard has received a number of honors and awards. He was awarded a National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education in 1999 and 2007 by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Rochester General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency each year from 1995 to 2000. He was awarded the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics APGO Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993. He received the Residents' Teaching Award from the department of Obstetrics ad Gynecology at the University of Rochester in 1992 and 1993. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Howard's practice is primarily a referral practice for the care of women with chronic pelvic pain or endometriosis, and for advanced operative laparoscopic surgery.

Current areas of clinical and research interest:
Gynecologic laparoscopic surgery and chronic pelvic pain women.

Awards & Honors (National)

Speaker of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada | Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada | Toronto, Canada 2006
Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award | American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2006 - 2007

Awards & Honors (Local)

Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education. 1999
Excellence in Teaching Award Rochester General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 1999
Excellence in Teaching Award Rochester General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 1998
Excellence in Teaching Award Rochester General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 1997
Excellence in Teaching Award Rochester General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 1996
Excellence in Teaching Award Rochester General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 1995
Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. 1993
Residents' Teaching Award Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1992
Residents' Teaching Award Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1992
Outstanding Chief Resident Award Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. 1980
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Vanderbilt University. 1975
Perley F. Ayer Memorial Award Berea College. 1968
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Berea College 1967
Austin Scholar Berea College 1967

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 38 available »

2005 Feb
Poleshuck EL, Dworkin RH, Howard FM, Foster DC, Shields CG, Giles DE, Tu X. "Contributions of physical and sexual abuse to women's experiences with chronic pelvic pain." The Journal of reproductive medicine.. 2005 Feb; 50(2):91-100.
2004 Sep
Howard CR, Howard FM. "Management of breastfeeding when the mother is ill." Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 2004 Sep; 47(3):683-95.
2003 Mar
Howard CR, Howard FM, Lanphear B, Eberly S, deBlieck EA, Oakes D, Lawrence RA. "Randomized clinical trial of pacifier use and bottle-feeding or cupfeeding and their effect on breastfeeding." Pediatrics.. 2003 Mar; 111(3):511-8.
2003 Mar
Howard FM. "Chronic pelvic pain." Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2003 Mar; 101(3):594-611.
2003
Howard FM. "The role of Laparoscopy in the chronic pelvic pain patient". Clinical Obstet Gynecol. 2003; : 749-66. Link

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

MD | Medicine | Vanderbilt Univ Sch Medicine1976
MS | Biochemistry | Purdue University1972
BA | Chemistry | Berea College1969

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center07/01/1977 - 06/30/1980
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977