Lindsay Shara Holtz
8201 Atlee Road, Suite B
Mechanicsville, Va 23116
804.730.5222 • Fax: 804.730.5225


EDUCATION:
 
  July 2013 - current
July 2010-May 2013
May 2010
May 2005
Rheumatology Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System
Internal Medicine Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System
Doctor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Virginia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 
 
  2006-2005

2004-2005
Albert Hill Middle School. Richmond, VA.
Science Teacher.Taught 7th and 8th Grade Science in Richmond City Public Schools.
Teens Give. Charlottesville, VA.
Youth Counselor Assistant. Teens Give is a nonprofit after school and summer program specifically for at-risk youth. It is designed to be a positive influence in adolescents’ lives. As a Youth Counselor Asst., I chaperoned, managed behavior, and worked with groups of adolescents during after school activities and helped them to complete community service projects.

 

HONORS:
 
  May 2015

September 2013

January 2012
Chosen to present and received a poster award for a case report of a patient with DISH due to Isotretinoin use.
Chosen to present a case report of Lung Adenocarcinoma presenting as cutaneous vasculitis
at the Virginia Society of Rheumatology meeting.
Chosen to present my case report abstract in the Virginia ACP chapter abstract competition
Case Report: Hyperemesis Cannabinoid Syndrome.
Dean’s List, University of Virginia

CLINICAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

 
  2014





2012





2004-2005



June-July 2003
Virginia Commonwealth University, Pulmonary Department. Richmond, VA.
Rheumatology Fellow. Rheumatology and Pulmonary Departments collaborated to create a database including characteristics
and treatments provided to VCU patients with Sarcoidosis. This is an ongoing project with the goal of collecting demographic
information, disease manifestations, and treatments in patients with Sarcoidosis.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rheumatology Department. Richmond, VA.
Medical Resident. This project is being designed to evaluate clinical indications for ordering antiphospholipid antibody (APL), clinical manifestations patients may experience when they have test positive for APL, and how treatment affects patient’s clinical condition as well their test results.
I am currently working with faculty, Dr. Lenore Buckley, and fellow, Huzaefah Syed on project design and chart review.
University of Virginia Hospital, Emergency Department. Charlottesville, VA.
Academic Associate
. I enrolled patients and conducted surveys for a study which analyzed patient demographics and frequency of chief complaints. The study looked at the population of patients who presented to the University of Virginia Hospital's Emergency Department.
University of Virginia, Dept. of Biology under Dr. Michael Wormington. Charlottesville, VA
Research Assistant. Participated in ongoing research regarding regulation mechanisms of mRNA processing during oocyte maturation in Xenopus. I specifically worked on introducing genes into plasmids and monitoring expression of specific genes in oocytes with Western Blots.

 

ARTICLES:

 
  April 2010 Case Report.
David R. Spiegel, MD, Lindsay Holtz, MS-4, Kokil Chopra, MBBS. A Case of Mania in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Can Its Inflammatory Pathogenesis be Applied to Primary Mood Disorders?
Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2010 April; 7(4): 31–36

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP:
 
  2009


2006-2008





2006-2008

July 2007 & 2008


2007 & 2008



2007 & 2008



2007 & 2008



May 2007


July 2007
Introduction to the Patient; Course at EVMS. Norfolk, VA
Teaching Assistant. With an attending, I helped co-lead a group of second year medical students for the EVMS course Introduction to the Patient (ITP). ITP is a course which teaches students interviewing skills, how to perform a physical exam and recognize pathology, and how to present patients.
Project X, EVMS Outreach Norfolk, VA.
President and Curriculum Leader. Created a mini-curriculum about basic Metabolic Physiology and Biochemistry to educate middle school students about the importance of good nutrition. Organized and instructed groups of EVMS students who presented the curriculum to students at Churchland Middle School in Portsmouth, VA; three months each year.
EVMS Mentors, Norfolk, VA.
Volunteer. Mentored an Elementary School Student in an urban school system; one hour per week.
Free Clinic, Portsmouth, VA.
Volunteer. Worked under Dr. Amy Price as a Jr. Clinician and Sr. Clinician. As a Sr. Clinician, I assisted first year MD students with interviewing skills and treating patients at the Portsmouth Free Clinic.
EVMS Haunted Hallway October
Volunteer. I decorated, chaperoned students, and participated in the annual haunted hallway for Norfolk Public School students on Halloween night. Event was hosted at EVMS and ensured that urban elementary students had a safe place to celebrate Halloween.
Community Care Day, Annual EVMS Health Fair for the public residing in Norfolk, VA. 
Outreach Chair and Publicity Committee. Recruited Local Athletes for participation, publicized the event at local public schools, and helped to find a site to host the event. I also created and managed a booth that educated the public about nutrition and manageable ways to meet their nutrition goals.
Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (N.E.S.T.)
Volunteer. N.E.S.T. provides shelter and food to homeless individuals during the winter months. I helped prepare dinner and worked evening shifts during EVMS’ host week to ensure a safe environment for N.E.S.T participants.
Camp Bruce McCoy
Volunteer. Camp Bruce McCoy is an overnight camp for adult traumatic brain injury survivors. Volunteered as a day counselor helping campers with activities and performing ADLs.
Two week Medical Mission to Panama
Participant. Treated patients with a Family Physician who set up day clinics in rural areas of Panama.
Scheld WM, Alliegro GM, and Brodeur JP: Therapy of experimental ampicillin resistant
Haemophilus influenzae meningitis. Presented 21st Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. Agents
Chemother., Chicago, November 1981. (Abstract #491)