Dr. Holland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.  He serves as a Senior Clinician Educator in the Bronze Geriatric Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  He graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Wake Forest University and received his M.D. from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  Dr. Holland completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Geriatric Medicine (Emory’s first Geriatric Fellow) and Rheumatology through Emory University Affiliated Hospitals.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Holland received an Attending Teaching Award at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2003 and two J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Golden Apple Awards, 2006 and 2009, for excellence in teaching.  He was presented with the Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery in 2010 given by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  This annual award recognizes one Veterans Affairs healthcare provider deserving of national recognition for outstanding “hands on” direct patient care and extraordinary contributions in enhancing clinical care.

Dr. Holland is the author or co-author of 16 book chapters as well as 17 poster presentations given at national meetings.

Dr. Holland is Director of Education for the Bronze Geriatric Clinic at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).  He teaches medical students in OPEX (Outpatient Clinical Experience) in the clinic.  He also supervises and teaches Internal Medicine residents and Geriatric Medicine fellows at the Atlanta VAMC in their geriatric outpatient and/or continuity clinics.  He helped develop and publish the GCEX (Geriatric Clinical Evaluation Exercise) and uses this as one tool to teach residents and fellows the art of the comprehensive geriatric assessment.  Dr. Holland was honored by the Emory University’s Department of Medicine in June 2011 as an inaugural member of the Academy of Medical Educators.  

Dr. Holland serves as Chair for Emory University’s Geriatric Fellowship Committee.  He is a member of Emory’s Geriatric Division Steering Committee, Program Directors Committee, Department of Medicine Faculty Development Committee and Strategic Action Committee.  He also participates on the subcommittee of the Faculty Development Committee for Developing Mentoring Opportunities in Primary Care at the VAMC.  He has been selected as a physician trainer for the PFCC (Patient and Family Centered Care model) at the Atlanta VAMC and is the faculty advisor for Emory’s American Geriatric Society Resident Chapter.  Regionally Dr. Holland is on the Steering Committee for the Southeast Center for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and nationally he is a member of the Resident Education Subcommittee for the American Geriatric Society Education Committee.