Alexandra Howard, DO, MPH

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Alexandra Howard, DO, MPH, is a pediatric hospitalist, an attending physician dedicated to caring for hospitalized children, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Howard serves as the medical director of the Observation Unit.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric hospital medicine
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

DO - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL


Pediatrics - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


Pediatrics - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (Chief Resident)

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH in Health Education - University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Hospitalist

Medical Director, Observation Unit

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2018-present, Society of Hospital Medicine
2013-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2012-present, American Osteopathic Association