Faculty Profile

Frederick Howard
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Howard’s research focuses on answering several important questions at the intersection of digital health and breast medical oncology: 1) Can artificial intelligence be used to identify good responders to standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy to better personalize treatment decisions? 2) Can deep learning use readily available pathologic and imaging data to improve upon or supplement existing genomic biomarkers in breast cancer in order to reduce cost, prevent unnecessary treatment delays, and improve access to biomarkers? and 3) Given the rapid growth of big data / artificial intelligence tools in oncology, what safeguards need to be in place to ensure these tools do not recapitulate healthcare disparities that are currently prevalent in cancer care?

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer, Biomarker Development, Clinical Trials


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  • BA, 2007, Cornell University, Biology, Chemistry and Economics
  • MD, 2015, University of Michigan
  • Residency, 2018, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident, 2019, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Fellow, 2022, University of Chicago, Hematology-Oncology