Lynne Holden, MD, TUSM '91
Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Co-Founder and President, Mentoring in Medicine®
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Holden completed her undergraduate studies at Howard University and medical education at Temple University School of Medicine. A board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, she has practiced Emergency Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, for nearly 18 years. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. For 18 years, Dr. Holden has worked with the Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program. She also served as a Chairperson of the Admissions Committee at the Einstein College of Medicine for 10 years.
Dr. Holden is a Deaconess at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and co-founder of the Emergency Care Ministry. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Empire State Medical Association of the National Medical Association. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. She is married with a 15-year-old daughter.
In March 2006, Dr. Holden co-founded the national nonprofit Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.® (MIM). The mission of MIM is to increase the diversity of the healthcare workforce by providing academic enrichment, leadership development, civic engagement, and mentoring to socio-economically disadvantaged students interested in pursuing a biomedical career.
MIM has created interventions for students from third grade through graduation from health professional school. Headquartered in New York City, MIM hosts hip-hop health plays, after-school programs, in-class electives, virtual camps, conferences, MCAT and medical school preparatory programs that have served over 10,000 students and recruited nearly 750 health professionals nationally. An international speaker, Dr. Holden was chosen as a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader, a 2010 Washington Post Root 100 Leader, a 2010 Remarkable Woman by Lifetime TV, and featured on CNN's Sanjay Gupta’s Human Factor in February 2011. For more information, please visit www.medicalmentor.org.