Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Michael Holick
617.638.4546
85 E. Newton St Fuller Building

Biography

Dr. Holick has made numerous contributions to the field of the biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, and photobiology of vitamin D for human nutrition. Dr. Holick has established global recommendations advising sunlight exposure as an integral source of vitamin D. He has helped increase awareness in the pediatric and medical communities regarding vitamin D deficiency pandemic, and its role in causing not only metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis in adults, but increasing risk of children and adults developing preeclampsia, common deadly cancers, schizophrenia, infectious diseases including TB and influenza, autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Dr. Holick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a member of the American Association of Physicians. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from NIH, American College of Nutrition’s Communication Media Award, Best Docs in America, the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Linus Pauling Prize for Human Nutrition. Dr. Holick serves on a number of national committees and editorial boards and has organized and/or co-chaired several international symposia. He served as the chair for the Endocrine Society’s Practice Guidelines on Vitamin D. He has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, and written more than 200 review articles, as well as numerous book chapters. He has acted as editor and/or co-editor on 13 books, and has written The UV Advantage in 2004 and The Vitamin D Solution in 2010 and helped develop the dminder.info app.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Director, General Clinical Research Unit, Boston University Medical Campus
  • Director, Bone Health Care Clinic, Boston Medical Center
  • Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, MD
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS
  • Seton Hall University, BS

Classes Taught

  • GMSNU755
  • GMSNU757

Publications

  • Published on 9/1/2021

    Charoenngam N, Kalajian TA, Shirvani A, Yoon GH, Desai S, McCarthy A, Apovian CM, Holick MF. A pilot-randomized, double-blind crossover trial to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of orally administered 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and vitamin D3 in healthy adults with differing BMI and in adults with intestinal malabsorption. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 09 01; 114(3):1189-1199. PMID: 34008842.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2021

    Charoenngam N, Kalajian TA, Shirvani A, Yoon GH, Desai S, McCarthy A, Apovian CM, Holick MF. Reply to S Minisola et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 09 01; 114(3):1252-1253. PMID: 34467971.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/26/2021

    Charoenngam N, Alexanian SM, Apovian CM, Holick MF. Association between Hyperglycemia at Hospital Presentation and Hospital Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients with and without Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Hospitalized Inner-City COVID-19 Patients. Nutrients. 2021 Jun 26; 13(7). PMID: 34206813.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/17/2021

    Holick MF, Shirvani A, Charoenngam N. Fetal Fractures in an Infant with Maternal Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, CCDC134 Pathogenic Mutation and a Negative Genetic Test for Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Children (Basel). 2021 Jun 17; 8(6). PMID: 34204301.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/7/2021

    Charoenngam N, Ilori TO, Holick MF, Hochberg NS, Apovian CM. Self-identified Race and COVID-19-Associated Acute Kidney Injury and Inflammation: a Retrospective Cohort Study of Hospitalized Inner-City COVID-19 Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jun 07. PMID: 34100227.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/25/2021

    Papadimitriou DT, Vassaras AK, Holick MF. Association between population vitamin D status and SARS-CoV-2 related serious-critical illness and deaths: An ecological integrative approach. World J Virol. 2021 May 25; 10(3):111-129. PMID: 34079693.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/2/2021

    Charoenngam N, Shirvani A, Reddy N, Vodopivec DM, Apovian CM, Holick MF. Authors' Reply: Vitamin D Sufficiency and COVID-19: Is Vitamin D Binding Protein (and Its Polymorphism) the Missing Link? Endocr Pract. 2021 06; 27(6):646-647. PMID: 33819635.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/17/2021

    Charoenngam N, Shirvani A, Holick MF. Vitamin D and Its Potential Benefit for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Endocr Pract. 2021 May; 27(5):484-493. PMID: 33744444.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/9/2021

    Charoenngam N, Shirvani A, Reddy N, Vodopivec DM, Apovian CM, Holick MF. Association of Vitamin D Status With Hospital Morbidity and Mortality in Adult Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19. Endocr Pract. 2021 Apr; 27(4):271-278. PMID: 33705975.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Nimitphong H, Guo W, Holick MF, Fried SK, Lee MJ. Vitamin D Inhibits Adipokine Production and Inflammatory Signaling Through the Vitamin D Receptor in Human Adipocytes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 03; 29(3):562-568. PMID: 33624437.

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