Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD

Director, Bone Health Care Clinic

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

  • Director, General Clinical Research Unit, Boston University Medical Campus
  • Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • 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

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 4/21/2020

    Rubin SJ, Park JH, Pearce EN, Holick MF, McAneny D, Noordzij JP. Vitamin D Status as a Predictor of Postoperative Hypocalcemia after Thyroidectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Apr 21; 194599820917907. PMID: 32312160.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Holick MF. The D-Sparaging of Vitamin D2: How Physiologically and Pharmacologically Relevant Is It for the Clinician? J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Apr 01; 105(4). PMID: 31867669.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Rajakumar K, Moore CG, Khalid AT, Vallejo AN, Virji MA, Holick MF, Greenspan SL, Arslanian S, Reis SE. Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on vascular and metabolic health of vitamin D-deficient overweight and obese children: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 04 01; 111(4):757-768. PMID: 31950134.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/2/2020

    Kim TW, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Holick MF, Walley AY, Bryant KJ, Saitz R. Alcohol and Bone Turnover Markers among People Living with HIV and Substance Use Disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020 Apr; 44(4):992-1000. PMID: 32124466.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Veronikis AJ, Cevik MB, Allen RH, Shirvani A, Sun A, Persons KS, Holick MF. Evaluation of a Ultraviolet B Light Emitting Diode (LED) for Producing Vitamin D3 in Human Skin. Anticancer Res. 2020 Feb; 40(2):719-722. PMID: 32014913.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/29/2020

    Haridas K, Holick MF, Burmeister LA. Hypercalcemia, nephrolithiasis, and hypervitaminosis D precipitated by supplementation in a susceptible individual. Nutrition. 2020 Jun; 74:110754. PMID: 32222584.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/6/2020

    Altieri B, Cavalier E, Bhattoa HP, Pérez-López FR, López-Baena MT, Pérez-Roncero GR, Chedraui P, Annweiler C, Della Casa S, Zelzer S, Herrmann M, Faggiano A, Colao A, Holick MF. Vitamin D testing: advantages and limits of the current assays. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2020 Feb; 74(2):231-247. PMID: 31907366.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Reichrath J, Lindqvist PG, Pilz S, März W, Grant WB, Holick MF, DE Gruijl FR. Sunbeds and Melanoma Risk: Many Open Questions, Not Yet Time to Close the Debate. Anticancer Res. 2020 Jan; 40(1):501-509. PMID: 31892605.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Shirvani A, Kalajian TA, Song A, Allen R, Charoenngam N, Lewanczuk R, Holick MF. Variable Genomic and Metabolomic Responses to Varying Doses of Vitamin D Supplementation. Anticancer Res. 2020 Jan; 40(1):535-543. PMID: 31892609.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Charoenngam N, Shirvani A, Kalajian TA, Song A, Holick MF. The Effect of Various Doses of Oral Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Gut Microbiota in Healthy Adults: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Dose-response Study. Anticancer Res. 2020 Jan; 40(1):551-556. PMID: 31892611.

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