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A native of Arkansas, Dr. Holly is a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in zoology with a minor in chemistry. He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. While in medical school, he was a recipient of the Syntex Research Scholarship, which allowed him to work with Dr. Lawrence P. Scheving, a world-renowned authority on chronobiology.

Following his internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University affiliated hospitals, he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center in St. Louis, Mo. While there, he was mentored by Dr. Bruce R. Bacon, one of the world’s foremost authorities in the field of hepatology, specifically hemochromatosis.

Before joining Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, Dr. Holly was in private practice in Jackson, Tenn. for four years. Dr. Holly is a diplomate of the American Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology and is a member of numerous medical associations, including the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association. His areas of interest include diseases of the biliary tract, inflammatory bowel disease and hepatology.

In 2012, Dr. Holly was recognized as one of Atlanta's 25 most influential African American physicians at the Black Health Medical Research Foundation's 4th Annual National Black Health Awards Banquet. These awards acknowledge physicians who have made significant contributions to medicine and their communities.

Dr. Holly joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2000.

25 Most Influential African American Physicians, 2012

ShareCare Awards Board Member, 2018

Atlanta Magazine: Top Doctor, 2022

Healthgrades Honors Award, 2022

Health 2.0 Conference Outstanding Leadership Award, 2024

Hosea Feed the Hungry for 10 years

Travel, and sports history

American Gastroenterological Association, 2022
American College of Gastroenterology, 2022
American Association for Physician Leadership, 2022

An insatiable desire to address health equity