Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

MD, University of Wisconsin Madison
PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison
MS, University of Wisconsin Madison




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.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Physiology & Biophysics


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


Director
Boston University Medical Campus
General Clinical Research Unit


Director
Boston Medical Center
Bone Health Care Clinic


Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management


2020 Boston Magazine : Boston’s Magazine Top Doc – Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Weight Management
2019 Expertscape #1 Worldwide Expert in Vitamin D Deficiency
2019 American Journal of Epidemiology & Society for Epidemiologic Research 2018 Article of the Year: “Di
2019 Expertscape #1 Worldwide Expert in Sunlight
2019 Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame
2019 Fellow American Society of Clinical Nutrition
2017 PLOS ONE top 25% most cited article “Temporal relationship between vitamin D status and PTH in the
2017 PLOS ONE top 10% most cited article “Influence of Vitamin D Status and Vitamin D3 Supplementation
2016-2019 Americas Top Doctors: America's Top Doctors
2016 American Registry “Best of the Best”
2015 EVIDAS: Honorary Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Knowledge and Dissemination of
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Educator of the Year in Graduate Medical Sciences, Master’s Degree Programs
2014 America’s Top Physicians Award
2014 Thomas Reuters World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, Clinical Medicine
2014 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research : Louis Avioli Award
2014 American Association of Clinical Chemistry’s Outstanding Speaker Award
2013 Top 10 Doctor Award
2012 Boston University Admissions Committee: Distinguished Service Award
2011 Boston Magazine : Top Docs in Endocrinology
2011 Clark T. Sawin Memorial Lecture, The Endocrine Society: Delbert A. Fisher Research Scholar
2011 American College of Nutrition’s Communication Media Award
2011-2015 Castle Connolly : Best Doctors in America
2010 The Chester S. Keefer MD Society
2010 AACC New York Metro Section: 2010 Van Slyke Award
2010 AACC Outstanding Speaker Award for 2010
2009 The Linus Pauling Institute 2009 Diet & Optimum Health Conference Portland OR: Linus Pauling Prize and Lecture: A D-Lightful Vitamin for Health
2009 The North American Menopause Society: NAMS/Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. Vitamin D Research Award
2009 19th International Congress of Nutrition, Bangkok, Thailand: DSM Innovation in Nutrition Award
2009 AACC Outstanding Speaker Award for 2009
2008 24th Annual Rheumatology on the Beach, San Destin FL: Outstanding Speaker Award Arthritis Foundation (AL Chapter) Featured Speaker
2007 The Institute for Functional Medicine: Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award
2007 CSEM Eli Lilly Award Lecture
2006 Annual General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research
2006-2016 Boston’s Magazine Top Doc – Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Weight Management
2003 American Society for Clinical Nutrition: Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition
2002 American College of Nutrition: ACN Award
2001 Boston Magazine: Top Docs for Women
2000 American Skin Associations: Psoriasis Research Achievement Award
1994 American Society for Clinical Nutrition: McCollum Award
1991 Osborne and Mendel Award
1989 Arnold-Rickle Prize for Research in UV Radiation and Vitamin D Metabolism
1986 Seton Hall University: Stanley S. Bergen Award for Excellence in the Medical Field
1986 National Institutes of Health: Merit Award
1985 Pisa Medallion for Excellence in Science
1983 American Institute of Nutrition: Mead Johnson Award
1981 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award
1980 Fuller Albright Young Investigator Award
1974 University of Wisconsin, Madison WI: Charles Busch Award
1972 M.D. Anderson Hospital: Wilson S. Stone Memorial Award
1971 American Oil Chemists Society: Honored Student Award


Pilot clinical trial to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of orally administered 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and vitamin D3 in healthy adults and adults with a history of intestinal malabsorption
11/26/2018 - 11/26/2020 (PI)
CARBOGEN AMCIS AG


Master Clinical Research Services and Clinical Trial Agreement- CGAM
09/27/2017 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
CARBOGEN AMCIS AG


PARADIGHM (Physicians Advancing Disease Knowledge in Hypoparathyroidism): A Natural History Registry for Patients with Chronic Hypoparathyroidism
07/13/2015 - 07/12/2016 (PI)
Shire, Inc.


A Randomized, Double-blind, Active-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Denosumab Compared with Risedronate in Glucocoticoid-treated individuals
02/28/2014 - 02/27/2016 (PI)
Amgen, Inc.


Impact of Vitamin D Dose on Vitamin D Status and Cardiometabolic Risk in School Children Living in Northern Latitudes
06/01/2011 - 03/31/2015 (Subcontract PI)
Trustees of Tufts College, Inc NIH NHLBI
5R01HL106160-04

Race/Ethnic Disparities in Makers of Fall Risk and Bone Strength Among Men
05/15/2009 - 04/30/2014 (Subcontract PI)
New England Research Institutes NIH NIA
5R01AG020727-08

Pre-Clinical and Clinical Investigations on UV Irradiated Mushrooms: The Vitamin D Connection
04/01/2011 - 12/31/2013 (PI)
Mushroom Council


Vitamin D Status of Malian children with moderate and acute malnutrition
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2013 (PI)
International Nutrition Foundation


A Phase III Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to Assess the Safety & Efficacy of Odanacatib (MK-0822) to Reduce the Risk of Fracture in Osteoporotic Postmenopausal Women Treated with
01/20/2009 - 01/20/2013 (PI)
Merck & Company, Inc.


Vitamin D Status, Pneumonia and Growth in a Pediatric Andean Population
01/13/2012 - 01/12/2013 (PI)
Sight & Life Foundation


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2012 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-02 10
2011 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 1U01AA020784-01 10
2011 Impact of vitamin D supplementation on cardiometabolic risk in schoolchildren 1R01HL106160-01 10
2008 BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (CTSA) PROGRAM UL1 1UL1RR025771-01-5999 218
2008 GENERAL CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER 5M01RR000533-40-7263 503
2007 PREVALENCE OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO REHABILITATION UNIT 2M01RR000533-39-8154 503
2006 PTH (7-34) for Chemotherapy alopecia in Breast Cancer 1R41CA119802-01
2006 FLOOD LAMP ULTRAVIOLET RAYS AND VITAMIN D 5M01RR000533-38-5617 503
2006 EFFECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION ON VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM 5M01RR000533-38-5560 503
2006 BONE DENSITY IN AGING MEN OF DIVERSE RACE AND ETHNICITY 5M01RR000533-38-5574 503
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  1. Charoenngam N, Cevik MB, Holick MF. Diagnosis and management of pediatric metabolic bone diseases associated with skeletal fragility. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2020 Aug; 32(4):560-573. PMID: 32692054
     
  2. Charoenngam N, Holick MF. Immunologic Effects of Vitamin D on Human Health and Disease. Nutrients. 2020 Jul 15; 12(7). PMID: 32679784
     
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32312160
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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 04; 44(4):992-1000.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32124466
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Haridas K, Holick MF, Burmeister LA. Hypercalcemia, nephrolithiasis, and hypervitaminosis D precipitated by supplementation in a susceptible individual. Nutrition. 2020 06; 74:110754. PMID: 32222584
     
  9. 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 02; 74(2):231-247. PMID: 31907366
     
  10. 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
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 536 publications over 41 distinct years, with a maximum of 30 publications in 2011

YearPublications
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19977
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201417
201512
201615
201723
201811
201916
202013


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autoimmune diseases
cancer
heart disease
osteoporosis
rickets
sunlight
vitamin D

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