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Women's health pioneer and "Mother" of hospice is honored in La Jolla - Dr. Doris Howell, founder of the Howell Foundation and the creator of hospice care in San Diego was honored at a luncheon at the La Jolla Country Club. Nov. 6, in advance of her 90th birday on Dec. 2. Read More »


Dr. Doris Howell | KPBS San Diego Public Radio & TV: News, Arts, &... - Doriz A. Howell, M.D. is devoted to improving the lives of others, having practiced medicine for over 50 years. When first introduced to the hospice concept in 1968, Dr. Howell embraced this radical departure from the established way of dealing... Read More »


Doris Howell

- Doris A. Howell, M.D., Professor Ereritus, UCSD, was a pioneer (1949) in pediatric hematology, oncology, and community medicine. She was the first woman to chair a US medical school pediatric department (1963). Dr. Howell was a driving force... Read More »



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