Edmund Howe, MD, JD

Edmund G. Howe, MD, JD

Name: Edmund G. Howe, MD, JD

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Psychiatry
Title: 
Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Medicine Senior Scientist, Center for the study of Traumatic Stress, at the Uniformed Services University
Faculty Rank: 
Full Professor
Location: 
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Ethics
Military Medical Ethics

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3097

Education

Dr. Howe received his undergraduate degree at Yale and his MD at Columbia. He completed an internship at Harlem Hospital and his residency in Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He attended Rutgers University Law School and then received his law degree at Catholic University.

Biography

Dr. Howe is a past member of the CIA IRB and has been a member of the American Red Cross IRB and several other IRB’s. He is on several Editorial Boards and is a reviewer for numerous publications, including NEJM and JAMA. He is a past President of the Academy of Medicine in Washington, DC. and has chaired the Medical Student Subcommittee of this organization for over two decades.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Director of Programs in Medical Ethics, Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, 1977- Present.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical Ethics, now almost 30 years old.
  • Past and or present member the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, and Malcolm Grow U.S. Air Force Medical Center Ethics Committees, Montgomery Hospice, the Visiting Nurse Association, Springfield Psychiatric Hospital, the V.A. Hospital of Washington, DC, and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Chair of the human use Institutional Review Board (IRB) at USUHS (!0 years #).
  • Chair of the human use Institutional Review Board at USU, and the Ethics Subcommittee of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces.
  • Former Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces.
  • Past Chair of the International Health Law Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Past appointee to the Governor’s Commission of Health Care Policy and Financing for the State of Maryland.
  • Past or present Liaison Member of the International Section of the American Bar Association and the Commissions on Mental and Physical Disability, and Bioethics.
  • Consultant at NIH, OTA, HHS, FDA, the Institute of Medicine, the US Public Health Service, the National Science Foundation and NASA.

Bibliography

  • Dr. Howe's research has focused on medical ethics with an emphasis on ethics in military medicine and clinical care at the end of life.
  • Improving treatment for patients who are elderly and have dementia. Feb 2000. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • Helping infants by seeing the invisible. Feb 2001. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • Doing ethics consultations better. Feb 2000. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • International practices in neonatology. Feb 2001. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • Pediatricians' most difficult decision. Feb 2000. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • Leaving Laputa: What doctors aren't taught about informed consent. Feb 2000. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • Unicorns, Carravaggio, and fetal surgery. Feb 2001. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • Challenging patients' personal, cultural, and religious belief. Feb 2002. The Journal of Clinical Ethics.
  • Health Care Rationing in the Aged. Jul 1999. Drugs & Aging.