Howe, Mr David

Mr David Howe





Fetal and maternal medicine

Training and education

  • Undergraduate training in Bristol.
  • Post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Wessex.
  • Sub-specialty training, Birmingham Women's Hospital.


Mr Howe has worked for the Trust since February 1996. He is responsible for complex fetal problems and prenatal diagnosis, and runs a clinic for mothers carrying monochorionic twins. He is also the obstetric lead for the joint obstetric cardiac clinic for mothers with heart problems.

Alongside his role as a consultant in obstetrics, Mr Howe is a honorary senior lecturer in fetomaternal medicine.

Key achievements

  • Establishing the Wessex fetal and maternal medicine service.
  • Clinical director for obstetrics and gynaecology, 2001 to 2006.
  • Divisional director of women and children’s services, 2006 to 2007.
  • Developing a sub-specialty service and sub-specialty training programme in fetal and maternal medicine.


  • Blyth M, Howe D, Gnanapragasam J, Wellesley D. The hidden mortality of transposition of the great arteries and survival advantage provided by prenatal diagnosis. BJOG 2008;115:1096-100
  • Howe DT, Michailidis GD. Intraperitoneal transfusion in severe, early-onset Rh isoimmunization. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2007;110:880-4
  • Michailidis GD, Hourihane JO, Sievers R, O'Donnell AI, Howe DT. In-utero pericardiocentesis to treat fetal hydrops caused by X-linked chronic granulomatous disease. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2006;28(1):117-9
  • Wellesley D, Boyle T, Barber J, Howe DT. Retrospective audit of different antenatal screening policies for Down's syndrome in eight district general hospitals in one health region. BMJ. 2002;325:15.