Provider Profile



Department + Services

OB-GYN, Reproductive Endocrinology

My Expertise

Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, Gynecology
Gynecologic Endoscopy, Including Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy and Ultrasound
Treatment of menopause, osteoporosis, gonadal and hormonal disorders in women and men
Uterine fibroids
Recurrent miscarriage

Programs + Specialties

Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility
Collaborative IVF with Massachusetts General Hospital
OncoFertility with Massachusetts General Hospital

Training + Education

BA in Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, Minor in Music. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1978
Doctor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1982
Ob/Gyn residency, Medical Center of Delaware, Wilmington DE 1982-86
Reproductive Endocrinology fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1986-89
MA in Music Theory, University of Connecticut, 2017

Board Certifications

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1989
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1991
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology Subspecialty, 1992
Diplomate of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2001

My Philosophy

Having been widowed and a single Dad to four children for a decade, being happily remarried and being a cancer survivor have taught me more about practicing medicine than all the textbooks and seminars in the world could do.

Medicine's golden rule is Primum non nocere, "First do no harm.” To this, I add "Believe what the patient tells you," and “Don't change what’s working.” Honoring these three simple rules allows a physician to make unexpected diagnoses, to develop individual treatment plans, and to tailor those plans to the patient’s needs and response.


Reproductive Endocrinologist, Baystate Medical Center, 1989-92; opened the region’s first IVF program
Reproductive Endocrinologist and director of IVF Program, Hartford Hospital, CT 1992-1993
Medical Director, Reproductive Medicine Center of Western Massachusetts, East Longmeadow, MA 1994-2017
Joined CDMG in 2018 to establish a program in reproductive medicine in Northampton, collaborating with the reproductive endocrinology division at MGH

Honors, Awards, Publications
Six scholarships and medical research awards, 1974-1993.
Fifteen scientific/medical presentations and 67 educational presentations in the US, Ireland, Canada, France, and Jamaica, 1985-2017
Twenty-one scientific/medical publications 1978-2018
Thirty-seven non-medical publications and fifteen non-medical presentations in the US, UK, France, Belgium and Italy, 1986-2016
Six non-medical research awards, 2002-2014
US Patent 9,818,383, 2017.

Ratings and Reviews for Robert Howe, MD, FACOG

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