Dr. Ben Howard is in his first year as a faculty physician with MercyOne Family Medicine Residency in Des Moines, IA. Prior to joining the MercyOne faculty, he was a practicing family physician at Cass County Health System in Atlantic, IA with an emphasis on full spectrum Family Medicine, including obstetrics. He developed an interest in ultrasound, particular obstetrical ultrasound, during residency. This interest continued into practice, where he often used ultrasound for his obstetric and non-obstetric patients. Along with his faculty role at MercyOne, he has also been completing a one-year ultrasound fellowship through the Ultrasound Leadership Academy. Ultimately, his goal is to create a formal ultrasound curriculum for the residency program.
Dr. Howard is a native of central Iowa. He completed an undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Iowa State University. He obtained his medical degree from Des Moines University and then completed a residency in Family Medicine with the Memorial Hospital of South Bend Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Howard has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.