Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Holmes Appointed Chair of Neurological Sciences and Neurology Leader at UVM/Fletcher Allen
March 12, 2013
UVM College of Medicine
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Gregory Holmes, M.D., has been appointed the inaugural professor and chair of
neurological sciences at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and as
physician leader of neurology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, effective May 1,
2013. He will succeed Rodney Parsons, Ph.D., and Rup Tandan, M.D., who have
shared leadership of the new department since August 2012.
Holmes comes to UVM from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he served as professor and chair of neurology and director of the Neuroscience Center. After joining Dartmouth in 2002 as professor of medicine and pediatrics and section chief of neurology, he became Dartmouth’s inaugural chair of neurology in 2009. Prior to joining Dartmouth, Holmes served as professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy program at Children’s Hospital Boston, where he also directed the Center for Research in Pediatric Epilepsy.
“Dr. Holmes is an
outstanding scientist, clinician and teacher, as well as a dynamic leader and
administrator with a successful track record for delivering top-notch patient
care, directing strong clerkship and teaching programs, and leading well-funded
translational research,” says UVM College of Medicine Dean Frederick C. Morin
An internationally recognized researcher in epilepsy, Holmes has led a number of ground-breaking studies that have resulted in greater understanding and new treatment options for the disease. He has published over 900 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters, has given presentations on epilepsy around the world, and has had consistent funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has served on many national editorial boards and committees, at such organizations as the NIH, Food and Drug Administration, and the Institute of Medicine, and is an active member in numerous national organizations, including the American Epilepsy Society, for which he served as president in 2006. Holmes' numerous awards include the American Epilepsy Society Research Award, the Pierre Gloor Research Award from the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the Hoyer Lectureship from the National Institutes of Health and the Sachs Lectureship from the Child Neurology Society.
Holmes has a long history of mentoring and training undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows, and in 2011, was recognized with the 2011 Dartmouth College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. He is the principal investigator on a T32 Translational Neuroscience Postdoctoral Training Program grant designed to provide a translational research experience for clinicians training in neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. Holmes earned a medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed residencies in pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine and pediatric neurology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He joined the neurology and pediatrics faculty at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he directed the Neurophysiology Laboratory at Newington Children’s Hospital, and subsequently moved to the Medical College of Georgia, where he was associate professor of neurology and director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program. He was then recruited to Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital in 1988.
Mark Phillippe, M.D., UVM professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and Robert Pierattini, M.D., UVM professor and chair of psychiatry, led the search committee that conducted the national search to identify the new leader of neurological sciences and neurology.