Surgeon Commander Dr Richard Jonathan (Doogie) Howes is an Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary. He is also a Royal Navy Doctor with interests in Pre Hospital Care, Medical education, Major Incident Management and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) incidents.
Dr Howes trained at Edinburgh University and graduated in 2005. He did his Foundation Years training in South East Scotland before going through Initial Officer with the Royal Navy in 2007. He then served as a Medical Officer with the Royal marines before moving to the North East to undertake specialist training in Emergency Medicine in 2010.
During his training, Dr Howes developed an interest in CBRN, major incidents and Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine and in 2015 started sub specialty training with the Great North Air Ambulance. He was appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine in 2018.
Dr Howes works between the RVI, GNAAS and the Royal Navy where he predominately support the Royal Marines and is leading with Cold Weather Medical training and developments.