HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) – The Western Upper Peninsula Department of Health (WUPHD) is pleased to announce the return of Robert Van Howe, MD, MS as interim medical director.
Dr Van Howe previously served as the Acting Medical Director from October 2019 to December 2020 for WUPHD and two other district health services in the Upper Peninsula.
Prior to working in public health, Dr. Van Howe practiced general pediatrics in Marquette County and was a founding professor and chief of pediatrics at Central Michigan University College of Medicine.
Dr. Van Howe has interim status until the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services approves his full appointment. “
We are delighted to welcome Dr Van Howe on board to assist us in our efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and oversee other public health services, ”said Kate Beer, Health Officer at WUPHD.
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