Meet Dr. Richard P. Howrey
Even in my youth, I knew I wanted to work in a profession where I would be able to help people. I've always been fascinated with science, so naturally, being a physician combined those two interests.
In medical school it was pretty clear that pediatrics was my calling. While others got frustrated with children when they didn't cooperate, I thoroughly enjoyed being able to play with the kids while they received treatment. In residency, I knew I wanted to specialize in a field in which I could gain a deeper knowledge in one specific area, and I was drawn to the hematology/oncology patients mostly because of how inspired they are. The children I encountered going through treatment showed incredible resilience. Caring for them was, and still is, a constant reminder to never take anything for granted.
During my fellowship, I was drawn to bone marrow transplant, in part, due to the intensive challenges that these patients can face, and I've also enjoyed the close relationships that I've developed with families, many of which have lasted for years.
While I am no longer a competitive swimmer, I continue to enjoy working out in my spare time. I also enjoy pursuing new hobbies, such as brewing beer at home, and spending time with my wife, a cardiologist, and our three kids.
- Bone marrow and stem cell transplant
- MURRAY, J. C., HOWREY, R. P., MCGLOTHLIN, J. C., & COLALUCA, B. (2013). Precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) associated with neurofibromatosis, type 1 (NF1). 2013 Children's Tumor Foundation (Neurofibromatosis) Annual Conference, Monterey, CA. June 8-11, 2013.
- Castro, S., Clark, T., Heym, J., HOWREY, R. P., Burdock, C., Molina, M., King, G., & Brennan, L. (2008). An evidence-based practice project to implement enteral feeding for nutrition support during pediatric stem cell transplant. Sigma Theta Tau / Delta Theta Chapter Research Symposium, Arlington, TX. December, 2008.
- Jaroscak, J., Goltry, K., Smith, A., Waters-Pick, B., Martin, P. L., Driscoll, T. A., HOWREY, R. P., Chao, N., Douville, J., Burhop, S., Fu, P., & Kurtzberg, J. (2003). Augmentation of umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantation with ex vivo-expanded UCB cells: Results of a phase 1 trial using the AastromReplicell system. Blood, 101(12), 5061-5067.
- HOWREY, R. P., El-Alfondi, M., Phillips, K. L., Wilson, L., Rooney, B., Lan, N., Sullenger, B., & Smith, C. (2000). An in vitro system for efficiently evaluating gene therapy approaches to hemoglobinopathies. Gene Therapy, 7(3), 215-223.
- HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Ciocci, G., Driscoll, T. A., Szarolcs, P., Buckley, R. H., Rubinstein, P., & Kurtzberg, J. (2000). An update on unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for correction of genetic diseases. Proceedings of the Special IBMTR/ABMTR Workshop on the Role of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anaheim, CA. March 26-27, 2000.
- HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Driscoll, T. A., Szarolcs, P., & Kurtzberg, J. (2000). Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for myelodysplastic syndrome in children. Miami, FL. February 10, 2000.
- HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Driscoll, T., Szabolcs, P., Kelly, T., Shall, E. J., Bearman, S. I., Slat-Vasquez, V., Rubinstein, P., Stevens, C. E., & Kurtzberg, J. (2000). Graft-versus-leukemia-induced complete remission following unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for acute leukemia. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 26(11), 1251-1254.
- Lan, N., Rooney, B. L., Lee, S. W., HOWREY, R. P., Smith, C. A., & Sullenger, B. A. (2000). Enhancing RNA repair efficiency by combining trans-splicing ribozymes that recognize different accessible sites on a target RNA. Molecular Therapy: The Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy, 2(3), 245-255.
- Martin, P., Lacaze, M., Driscoll, T., Szaboles, P., Kurtzberg, J., Wiley, J., Rubinstein, P., & HOWREY, R. P. (2000). Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplant for osteopetrosis. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, San Francisco, CA. December 1-5, 2000.
- HOWREY, R. P., Lipham, W. J., Schultz, W. H., Buckley, E. G., Dutton, J. J., Klintworth, G. K., & Rosoff, P. M. (1998). Sebaceous gland carcinoma: A subtle second malignancy following radiation therapy in patients with bilateral retinoblastoma. Cancer, 83(4), 767-771.
- HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Ciocci, G., Driscoll, T. A., Frey, M., Buckley, R. H., Hickling, W. H., Wiley, J., Provenzale, J., Morse, R., Rubinstein, P., Krivit, W., & Kurtzberg, J. (1998). Efficient retrovirus mediated PIG-A gene transfer and stable restoration of GPI-anchored protein expression in PNH. 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, Miami, FL. December 4-8, 1998.
- Lan, N., HOWREY, R. P., Lee, S. W., Smith, C. A., & Sullenger, B. A. (1998). Ribozyme-mediated repair of sickle beta-globin mRNAs in erythrocyte precursors. Science (New York, N.Y.), 280(5369), 1593-1596.
- Lan, N., HOWREY, R. P., Lee, S., Smith, C., & Sullenger, R. (1997). Trans-splicing ribozymes can be targeted to react with specific sequences of intra-cellular B-globin mRNA. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, San Diego, CA. December 5-9, 1997.
- Nishimura, J., Phillips, K. L., Ware, R., Hall, S., Howard, T., Wilson, L., Gentry, T., HOWREY, R. P., Galardi, C., Kinoshita, T., Gilboa, E., Rosse, W. F., & Smith, C. (1997). Efficient retrovirus mediated PIG-A gene transfer and stable restoration of GPI-anchored protein expression in PNH. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, San Diego, CA. December 5-9, 1997.
- Noonan, L., HOWREY, R. P., & Ginsburg, C. M. (1996). Freshwater submersion injuries in children: A retrospective review of seventy-five hospitalized patients. Pediatrics, 98(3 Pt 1), 368-371.
- Welch, D. R., Schissel, D. J., HOWREY, R. P., & Aeed, P. A. (1989). Tumor-elicited polymorphonuclear cells, in contrast to "normal" circulating polymorphonuclear cells, stimulate invasive and metastatic potentials of rat mammary adenocarcinoma cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 86(15), 5859-5863.
- Medical School:
- Kalamazoo College
- Children's Medical Center, Dallas
- Board Certifications:
- American Board of Pediatrics
- American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Cook Children's Physician Network