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John Prentice Howe, III

John Prentice Howe, III, American health foundation president, physician. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Alfred P. Sloan scholar Amherst College, 1962-1965; recipient Ruth Hunter Johnson award Boston University School of Medicine, 1969.


  • III, John Prentice Howe, was born on March 7, 1943 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Prentice and Phyllis (MacDonald) H.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Amherst College, 1965. Doctor of Medicine, Boston University, 1969.


    • Research associate cellular physiology Amherst College, 1963-1964. Research associate cardiovascular physiology Boston University School of Medicine, 1966-1967. Lecturer medicine Boston University School Medicine, 1972-1973.

      Intern Boston City Hospital, 1969-1970, assistant resident, 1970-1971. Research fellow in medicine Harvard University, 1971-1973, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1971-1973. Survey physician Framingham Cardiovascular Disease Study, National Heart and Lung Institute, 1971.

      Assistant clinical professor medicine University Hawaii, 1973-1975. From assistant professor medicine to associate professor University Massachusetts, 1975-1985, associate professor, 1977-1985, vice-chairman department medicine, 1975-1978, assistant dean continuing education for physicians, 1976-1978, associate dean professional affairs and continuing education, 1978-1980, academy dean, 1980-1985, vice chancellor, 1980-1985, acting chairman department anatomy, 1982-1985. President University Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, 1985-2000.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Project Health Opportunities for People Everywhere, Millwood, Virginia, since 2001. Professor medicine, University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1985-2005. Chief of staff, University Massachusetts Hospital, 1978-1980.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.


    • Member editorial board Archives Internal Medicine, 1991—2004. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Trustee Southwest Foundation for biomedical Research, Southwest Research Institute Major M.C, United States Army, 1973-1975. Board trustees, Boston University, 2007. Fellow: American College Chest Physicians, American College Cardiology, American College of Physicians.

    Member: Bexar County Medical Society (executive committee 1985—2000, 1985—2000, president 1996), Texas Society biomedical Research (past president), Texas Medical Society (council medical education 1986—2001, house of deals 1989—2001, president-elect 1997-1998, president 1998-1999), American Heart Association (fellow council clinical cardiology), American Medical Association (council on science affairs 1993—2001, delegate house delegations 1995—2001), Omicron Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Omega Alpha.



    Tennis, skiing.


    • Married Tyrrell Flawn. Children: Lindsey Warren, Brooke Olmsted, John Prentice IV.
    • father: John Prentice H.
    • mother: Phyllis (MacDonald) H.
    • spouse: Tyrrell Flawn
    • children: Lindsey Warren III
    • Brooke Olmsted III
    • John Prentice IV III
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    Born March 7, 1943
    (age 74)