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Format: 04/19/2014
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AKMC Welcomes General Surgeon John Hower, DO

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Natrona Heights, Pa., - Alle-Kiski Medical Center (AKMC) is pleased to welcome general surgeon John Hower, DO, from Alle-Kiski Surgical Associates, to its medical staff. Dr. Hower continues a long history of providing patient care in the Alle-Kiski valley started by his father, Robert Hower Sr., MD. Dr. Robert Hower retired from the AKMC staff in December bringing a close to 32 years of practice as a general surgeon.

Dr. John Hower received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., and completed the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He earned his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie. Dr. Hower completed his general rotating osteopathic internship and his general surgery residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Hower is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. He received the 2007 Gold Medal Forum Award for Research at the Southwest Surgical Congress and the 2007 and 2008 Excellence in Academics Achievement Award at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Dr. John Hower of Alle-Kiski Surgical Associates, has an office at 1629 Union Avenue, Suite 4 in Natrona Heights, Pa. To make an appointment with Dr. Hower please call 724-671-1161.




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