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Anthony N. Hollenberg Named Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes And Metabolism

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BOSTON - Anthony N. Hollenberg, MD, has been named Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Hollenberg, who has been serving as Acting Chief, will take over as Division from Barbara Kahn, MD, who will become the first Vice Chair for Research Strategy in BIDMC's Department of Medicine.

"Tony Hollenberg is academic medicine's true 'triple threat,'" notes Mark Zeidel, MD, Chairman of the BIDMC Department of Medicine. "A uniquely talented clinician, scientist and educator, he oversees numerous programs at BIDMC, with a particular focus on translational medicine and the training of young physician-scientists. Tony's research into thyroid hormone signaling and his natural abilities as a leader and administrator ensure that as Chief of the Endocrine Division, his widespread talents will further the development of an already outstanding program."

Hollenberg earned his medical degree from the University of Calgary and completed his residency at BIDMC where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the BIDMC faculty in 1993. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Hollenberg maintains an active laboratory investigating the molecular mechanisms by which thyroid hormone regulates metabolism, and since 1995 has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health. He also serves as BIDMC's Director of Strategic Research Planning and Development, working closely with Chief Academic Officer Vikas Sukhatme, MD, PhD, to determine the use of research space across the institution.

For the past seven years, Hollenberg, has co-directed the Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP) at HMS, one of the country's most important efforts in training the next generation of clinical/translational investigators. This program, founded 17 years ago at BIDMC and HMS, has trained over 160 physician-investigators.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and ranks third in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is a clinical partner of the Joslin Diabetes Center and a research partner of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit