Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship/Post-residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Areas of Interest: Vitamin D, Calcium, Bone Metabolism, Photobiology of Vitamin D, Osteoporosis
• Increased awareness in the pediatric and medical communities regarding vitamin D defi ciency
pandemic, and its role in causing not only metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis in adults, but
increasing risk of children and adults developing common deadly cancers, autoimmune diseases,
including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis and heart disease.
• Recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the American Skin Associations Psoriasis
Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H Herman
Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the Annual
General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research and the
Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine.