Allyson “Ally” Howe started working with Team USA in 2010 as a team physician for the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship. Since that time, Howe has been to multiple events, including her work with the U.S. Women's National Team, before transitioning to her current position as the head team physician for the women's program in 2014.
Her training in medicine began at the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York where she graduated with her MD in 2000. She entered the Air Force at the start of medical school and began her active duty career when she started residency training in Family Medicine at Travis Air Force Base in California. She was selected for a sports medicine fellowship training year through the Uniformed Services University from 2005-06. She taught family and sports medicine for the next 10 years in the Air Force initially at Andrews Air Force Base and then at Maine Medical Center from 2008-15. How received numerous teaching awards during those years and was an assistant professor at Tufts, University of Vermont and at the University of New England. She has been a team physician for American University, the U.S. Naval Academy, University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College of Maine and for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.
Howe currently works in Portland, Maine at InterMed, a multi-speciality medical practice in the sports medicine and family medicine departments. In the fall of 2016, Howe retired from the Air Force after 20 years of combined active duty and Air National Guard service.
Howe played soccer and basketball at Hobart & William Smith Colleges where she graduated in 1994. She was a first team Academic and Athletic All American in 1993. In the fall of 2016, she was inducted into the William Smith College Hall of Honor.
Howe and her husband Dave have three children, Lucy, Charlie and Sam.