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Release: April 26, 2002
Howe named section leader in surgical oncology at UI
R. Howe V, M.D., recently accepted an appointment as section leader in surgical
oncology at the University of Iowa.
Howe, an associate professor of surgery in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A.
Carver College of Medicine, succeeds Peter R. Jochimsen, M.D., who is retiring
from the UI. The section leader in surgical oncology is a joint appointment
in the UI department of surgery and Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at
"All of us are delighted that Dr. Howe agreed to accept this important
position," said Carol Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D., head of the UI department
of surgery. "His skill and compassion make him ideally suited to lead
this outstanding group of health care professionals."
Specialists in surgical oncology form a multidisciplinary team that plays
an integral role in the treatment of patients diagnosed with malignancies
such as solid tumors.
"I was attracted to this opportunity in part because of the expertise
and dedication of the physicians and staff members who work in surgical oncology,"
Howe said. "I look forward to helping them provide the best care possible
to our patients."
Howe attended medical school at the University of Vermont and served a residency
in surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, followed by a fellowship in surgical
oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is board
certified in surgery, with clinical expertise in surgical oncology, endocrine
surgery, gastric surgery and colorectal surgery.
"Dr. Howe already has an outstanding reputation as a physician and
researcher," said George Weiner, M.D., director of the Holden Comprehensive
Cancer Center. "We are fortunate that he has accepted these additional
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute
(NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive
cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches
to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and
educating the public about cancer.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and University of
Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research
programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.