Dr. Peter Rowe, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1981. From 1981 to 1987, he was a resident, General Academic Pediatrics research fellow, and Chief Resident in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Between 1987 and 1991 he was a staff member at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada, and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, and of Pediatrics.
Dr. Rowe returned to Johns Hopkins University in 1991. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, ten book chapters, and edited the 11th edition of the Harriet Lane Handbook. His clinical interests have been in the area of diagnostic dilemmas and complex chronic illness. In the past 20 years his work has focused more exclusively on conditions characterized by chronic fatigue. His work first described the relationship between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and treatable orthostatic intolerance syndromes, and first reported the association between Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and CFS. The research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Defense, the CFIDS Association of America, and several smaller foundations, as well as by private philanthropy. He has directed the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center since 1996, where he is the inaugural recipient of the Sunshine Natural Wellbeing Foundation Chair in Chronic Fatigue and Related Disorders.