Peter Rolf Holt

Professor Peter Holt graduated MB BS (Honours) and later MD in 1954 from the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London, came to the USA in 1957 and after 2 years of Residency  did a 2 ½ year Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He then came to St. Luke’s Hospital Center and later St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center as Chief of Gastroenterology, a position he held for 39 years. From 1966 to 1975 he was the PI of Columbia’s NIH Training Program in Gastroenterology. He stepped down from his position as chief of gastroenterology and the professorship of Medicine in 2000 when he became Emeritus.

He was head of the clinical research program of the American Health Foundation from 2000 until 2005. He started bringing research subjects to the Rockefeller University in 2003 as an adjunct research associate and joined the full time faculty there in 2007.

His research interest throughout his career focused on the physiology and pathophysiology of gut epithelial cells and trained 106 fellows in gastroenterology.

Last Updated: March 18, 2020