Anthony Hollenberg Appointed Physician-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
BOSTON – Anthony “Tony” Hollenberg, MD is the new Physician-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the John Wade Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.
Before joining BMC, Hollenberg was 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. He is a leading physician-scientist specializing in endocrinology.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hollenberg to BMC,” said Kate Walsh, CEO of Boston Medical Center Health System. “In addition to his clinical and research expertise, I am confident he will continue to cultivate and attract top talent in academic medicine and research to our campus, while also fostering and mentoring emerging talent, advancing our core mission, including health equity, and raising the hospital and medical school’s national profile even further.”
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Hollenberg to lead our Department of Medicine. He is an outstanding NIH-funded investigator in everything thyroid,” said Karen Antman, MD, BU Medical Campus Provost and Dean, Chobanian & Avedisian SOM.
Hollenberg’s clinical work and research 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. Hollenberg’s extensive
research expertise will enhance pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research across the Department.
“The health equity mission of Boston Medical Center and BU Avedisian & Chobanian School of Medicine makes our campus a special place to practice medicine, conduct research and mentor the next generation of physicians and researchers,” said Hollenberg. “I look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue to grow the Department of Medicine and provide the best care for patients.”
Hollenberg’s appointment follows the decision by David Coleman, MD, to step down from his leadership role as Chief and Chair of the Department of Medicine, a position he has held since 2006. Coleman made many lasting contributions to the hospital and medical school through his exceptional leadership, from the recruitment of outstanding faculty to the growth of the department’s research programs in size and scope.
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.
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