Cynthia R. Howard, M.D., M.P.H.

Cynthia R. Howard, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Box 238
Rochester, NY 14621

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Howard is Pediatric Director of the Mother-Baby unit at Rochester General Hospital. In 2000 she lead the team that helped Rochester General Hospital become a Baby Friendly designated hospital, the first one in New York State and one of only 34 in the US. Dr. Howard's clinical expertise is in newborn and breastfeeding medicine. She attends on the newborn unit 9 months per year and is responsible for coordination of the newborn medicine rotation at Rochester General Hospital for pediatric and medicine/pediatric residents at the University of Rochester.

Awards & Honors (Local)

La Leche League International Outstanding Performance Award 2015
Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals 2010 - 2013
La Leche League International Outstanding Performance Award 2009
March of Dimes Physician Service Award, Rochester, NY 2005
Nominee Ella Hollister Social Work Award, Rochester General Hospital 2005
Best Doctors in Pediatrics 2003 - 2015
Fellow Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine 2002 - Present
Election to Society for Pediatric Research 2001
Participant ('new leader') Rochester Child Health Congress 1999
Election to the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation 1999
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1997
Physician of the Year, Upper Savannah Health District of South Carolina 1990
Nominee for Physician of the Year Award South Carolina, Department of Health and Environmental Control 1990
Outstanding Senior Resident Pediatrics, Greenville Hospital System 1985
Phi Beta Kappa | University of Colorado 1975


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1997
MD | Medicine | University of Colorado Health Science Center1981
BA | Biology | University of Colorado1975

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Pediatrics at Greenville Health Systems07/01/1983 - 06/30/1986
Internship in Pediatrics at University of South Carolina School of Medicine07/01/1981 - 06/30/1982