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Dr. John Howard, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. Howard joined the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario (CHWO) in 2004 after moving his primary appointment from the Department of Medicine to the Department of Paediatrics. He completed his MD at Queens University and his residency at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). He undertook subspecialty training in gastroenterology followed by fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda. Dr. Howard assumed the position of Assistant Professor in 1984, was cross appointed to the Department of Paediatrics in 1992 and then earned his rank of Professor in 2000.
He has held numerous leadership positions in education including Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Medicine, where he led Western's development of a new undergraduate curriculum. He has won several awards including the Bocking Award for Excellence in medical teaching, the Edward G. Pleva Award, the Faculty of Medicine's Award of Excellence and the Clinician Teacher Award.
His main academic interests are in Ecosystem Health, an innovative approach to medicine and health which recognizes the importance of our physical, social, economic and political environments in health.
University of Western Ontario, Department of Paediatrics
800 Commissioners Road East, Rm E6-103
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9
Tel: (519) 685-8129 Fax: (519) 685-8156