Welcome Dr. Hollenberg – Chair of the Department of Medicine!

We are pleased to announce that Anthony “Tony” Hollenberg, MD, has been named the John Wade Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and Physician-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Hollenberg joins BUSM/BMC Monday, November 14th(today!).

Currently, Dr. Hollenberg is the Chair of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Prior to this role, he served as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and Vice Chair for Mentoring at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Hollenberg, a native of Toronto, received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of Calgary. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a clinical and research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A leading physician-scientist specializing in endocrinology, Dr. Hollenberg’s work focuses on thyroid disorders, investigating the physiological and molecular mechanisms by which thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, including body weight. Additionally, his laboratory explores the underpinnings of thyroid gland development. He has published more than 98 original studies in journals and contributed 31 book chapters and reviews. Dr. Hollenberg’s extensive research expertise will enhance pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research across the Department.

Under his leadership, the Department will cultivate and attract top talent in academic medicine and research while also fostering and mentoring emerging talent, advancing our core missions, and raising BUSM/BMC’s national profile even further.

We thank David Coleman, MD, who has served as Chief and Chair of the Department of Medicine since 2006, who announced his plans last year to step down from his leadership role. We are grateful for Dr. Coleman’s many lasting contributions to the Department, including the recruitment of outstanding faculty and growing the Department’s research programs in size and scope, and for his exceptional leadership and his many contributions to our health system, faculty practice, medical school, and professional community over his 16 years at BUSM/BMC.

We also would like to thank Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH, Chief and Chair of Surgery, and Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DPH, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, who led the search committee, as well as the committee members for their work that developed a very strong national candidate pool.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Coleman and welcoming Dr. Hollenberg back to Boston.