Interview with Peter R. Holt, MD by Norma M.T. Braun, MD on June 20, 2017 (INT 0170) #Gastroenterology

Peter R. Holt, MD is the physician responsible for establishing the Department of Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s Hospital, and served as its Chief from 1962-2000. In this interview he mentions his childhood in Berlin, Germany and England during World War II, his medical studies in the U.S., and finding his way to St. Luke’s Hospital. He discusses his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, his early research, moving into gastroenterology, and his return to St. Luke’s. He touches on the general culture of St. Luke’s in the 1960s-1970s, the hospital mergers under Continuum Health Partners, his eventual decision to leave St. Luke’s, and the positions he has held at the American Health Foundation, The Strang Cancer Prevention Center, and at the Rockefeller University.


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