Provider Profile



Department + Services

Reproductive Endocrinology

Programs + Specialties

Reproductive Endocrinology, Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease, Treatment of Menopause, Natural Hormone Therapy, Testosterone Deficiency in Men and Women, Thyroid disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Polycystic Ovaries (PCO), Insulin resistance

Training + Education

BA in Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, Minor in Music. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1978
Doctor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1982
Ob/Gyn residency, Medical Center of Delaware, Wilmington DE 1982-86
Reproductive Endocrinology fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1986-89
MA in Music Theory, University of Connecticut, 2017

Board Certifications

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1989
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1991
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology Subspecialty, 1992
Diplomate of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2001

My Philosophy

Having been widowed and a single Dad to four children for a decade, being happily remarried and being a cancer survivor have taught me more about practicing medicine than all the textbooks and seminars in the world could do.

Medicine's golden rule is Primum non nocere, "First do no harm.” To this, I add "Believe what the patient tells you," and “Don't change what’s working.” Honoring these three simple rules allows a physician to make unexpected diagnoses, to develop individual treatment plans, and to tailor those plans to the patient’s needs and response. Practicing medicine this way takes more time but gives better results.


Reproductive Endocrinologist, Baystate Medical Center, 1989-92; opened the region’s first IVF program
Reproductive Endocrinologist and director of IVF Program, Hartford Hospital, CT 1992-1993
Medical Director, Reproductive Medicine Center of Western Massachusetts, East Longmeadow, MA 1994-2017
Director of Reproductive Medicine at CDMG 2018-20, performing IVF in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital and developing an osteoporosis treatment program at Cooley.
Endocrinologist, Pioneer Spine and Sports, 2021-present
Chief Medical Officer, Western Massachusetts Hospital, 2021-present

Honors, Awards, Publications
Six scholarships and medical research awards, 1974-1993.
Fifteen scientific/medical presentations and 71 educational presentations in the US, Ireland, Canada, France, and Jamaica, 1985-2020
Twenty-one scientific/medical publications 1978-2018
Thirty-nine non-medical publications and seventeen non-medical presentations in the US, UK, France, Belgium and Italy, 1986-2021
Six non-medical research awards, 2002-2014
US Patent 9,818,383, 2017, for a method of using micro-CT scanning and 3-D printing to make replicas of complex objects.

Ratings and Reviews for Robert Howe, MD, FACOG

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