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

Education

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

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

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

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

Certification

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. 2017 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Towers CV, Terry PD, Lewis D, Howard B, Chambers W, Armistead C, Weitz B, Porter S, Borman CJ, Kennedy RC, Chen J.
Transplacental passage of antimicrobial paraben preservatives. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Visconti KC, Towers CV, Hennessy MD, Howard BC, Porter S, Weitz B.
Blood contaminated amniotic fluid and the lamellar body count fetal lung maturity test. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2015 May-Jun;60(5-6):219-22.

Rooney Thompson M, Towers CV, Howard BC, Hennessy MD, Wolfe L, Heitzman C.
The use of Prostaglandin E1 in peripartum patients with asthma. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2015 Mar;212(3):392.e1-3.

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.

Yates A, Towers CV, Zite N, Smith C, Chernicky L, Howard BC. Incidence of chorioamnionitis and risk of neonatal infection. Presented at The Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologist 82nd Annual Meeting; 2015 Oct 21-24; Charleston, SC.

Bryant SB, Upadhyaya NB, Heidel RE, Hennessy M, Howard B Rodriguez H. Early diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus in patients with elevated body mass index. Presented at 63rd American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2015 May 2-6; San Francisco, CA.

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