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R. Rodney Howell, M.D.

General Information

R. Rodney  Howell, M.D.

Appointments

Call 305-243-4000 or request an appointment online

Contact

  • Fax: 305-243-7254

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics-Medical Genetics

Languages

English

Clinical Areas

Children with genetic, metabolic diseases

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Medical Gen-Clinical Biochemical Genetics

Roles

  • Chair Emeritus, Pediatrics
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests

New technologies related to newborn genetic testing; genetic modifiers of Mendelian disorders; Ethical and Legal Issues related to storage, use, and retention of newborn screening samples

Publications

Education

Undergraduate
Davidson College
Graduate
Duke University School fo Medicine
Residency
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship
National Institutes of Health

Biography

Dr. Howell is Professor of Pediatrics and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics. He is Board Certified both in Pediatrics as well as by the American Board of Medical Genetics in the area of Human Biochemical Genetics. He is the author of over 150 papers dealing with genetic-metabolic diseases in childhood. He served as Senior Advisor to the Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, M.D., (2004-2011). During this time, he oversaw some of the NICHD research initiative in newborn screening, which is by far the most common use of genetic testing today. He was the Founding Chair of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children. This Committee, which was established by the US Congress, is charged with providing advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on genetic testing in children, with a special focus on newborn screening. Dr. Howell serves as the national Chairman of the Board of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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