The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bobby C. Howard, MD

Associate Professor
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Medical School
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 1989-1993

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1994
Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1995 - 1997
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, 2001 - 2004
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current Publications

Coe DP, Conger SA, Kendrick JM, Howard BC, Thompson DL, Bassett DR Jr, White JD.
Postprandial walking reduces glucose levels in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2018 May;43(5):531-534. Epub 2017 Dec 22.

Towers CV, Trussell J, Heidel RE, Chernicky L, Howard BC.
Incidence of maternal tachycardia during the second stage of labor: A prospective observational cohort study. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2017 Nov 28:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Towers CV, Yates A, Zite N, Smith C, Chernicky L, Howard B.
Incidence of fever in labor and risk of neonatal sepsis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Jun;216(6):596.e1-596.e5. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Current Presentations

Towers CV, Katz E, Liske E, Howard B, Wolfe L, Fortner K. Psychosocial background of pregnant women with opiate use disorder (OUD). Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Reeder CF, Klar ML, Berendzen JA, van Nes JB, Howard BC, Zite NB. Fire in labor and delivery: Simulation case scenario. Presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance Annual Conference; 2017 Nov 16-17; Memphis, TN.

Lenger SM, Towers CV, Spires B, Chattin K, Smith C, Wolfe L, Howard BC. Accuracy of the lamellar body count fetal lung maturity test. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting; 2016 Oct 26-29; Las Vegas, NV.


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