Dr. Howe is a well-recognized expert in international medicine and a humanitarian leader. He is the former President and CEO of Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance foundation, which operated more than 70 programs in 45 countries on five continents. Previously, he was the President of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he held the Distinguished Chair in Health Policy and is now President Emeritus. He is a Board member of Boston University, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the Mary Christie Foundation and MAXIMUS Federal. His numerous honors and awards include the Surgeon General’s Service Award, the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service, the Magnolia Award from the City of Shanghai and honorary degrees from Jefferson University and the University of Massachusetts. He is a published author of numerous articles, chapters and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Howe earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. He later completed the Health Systems Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Howe is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.