James R. Howe, MD

Past President

Past Nominating Committee Chair

Surgical Oncology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Dr. Howe earned his medical degree from the Vermont College of Medicine. He completed a surgical research fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis and a second clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Howe is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He is the co-director of the neuroendocrine cancer clinic and the director of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery.

Dr. Howe specializes in treating patients with cancers of the pancreas, liver, GI tract, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. His research expertise is in Familial Cancer Syndromes, genetic linkage, gene discovery, and gene expression studies. Dr. Howe’s current research efforts are focused on the study of gene expression profiles in pancreatic and small bowel NETs to identify new targets for imaging and treatment, and collection of families to search for predisposing genes.

He is President Emeritus of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS). Dr. Howe is Presiden of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

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