H. Douglas Holliday, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

One patient at a time with one goal in mind: keep my patients healthy. Predict health issues before they arise; treat current problems aggressively; walk the terminally ill through their passage to the end. Our health is a precious asset that needs nurturing and constant reassessment. My ideal is to maintain that personal touch in a world of ever expanding technology. Relationships are crucial in medicine and my objective is to know every patient personally and to foster those relationships as we both go forward in our journeys. Respecting each patient's unique perspective and helping to guide the patient in making the best choices. Oh, and remember: “always think outside the box”.

Physician Profile


Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry 1971
Minor in Biology and Physics
Cum Laude
Medical School
Vanderbilt University Medical School
Nashville, TN
Doctorate of Medicine 1976
Vanderbilt University Associated Hospitals
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University Associated Hospitals
Nashville, TN
Internal Medicine 1977-1979



Professional Society Memberships

American Medical Association
Southern Medical Association

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Vanderbilt University
- Assistant Clinical Professor Physical Diagnosis, Department of Internal Medicine 1980-2000
West End Medical Group
- Medical Director 2011-2012

Hospital Affiliations

St. Thomas Hospital

Community Service

Walk Strong Foundation 2011-present

Published Works

Torulopsis glabrata endocarditis; H. Douglas Holliday, MD, Vincent Keipper, MD, Allen B. Kaiser, MD; JAMA November 7, 1980; Volume 244, Number 18
Accretion rate of carotid wall thickness before disease; A. S. Callahan III, MD, Michael Szarek, PhD, John W. Patton, MD, Anne-Sophie Sillesen, Abrill Jones, BS, Keith Churchwell, MD and H. Douglas Holliday, MD; 2012


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Kathleen

    Dr Holliday's availability has been amazing and reminds me of History and how it used to be when you could pick up the phone and g...

  • Member: Treva

    I had always used a female physician all of my life. I felt very at ease with her. My daughter told me about her doctor that she...

  • Member: Shalane

    I just love Dr Douglas Holliday, I was born with 2 holes in my heart, I have had 20 surgery's over my life time. And now having a ...

  • Member: Emmma

    Hope I can be included because I forgot the cutoff date! Doc is special to me as welll as Deb for a number of reasons not the leas...