Nancy Hinkle Holland, MD (2010)

Died on March 7, 2010 at the age of 88

Dr. Nancy Holland was the first pediatric nephrologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky joining the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1964. After serving as First Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., she graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1954. She completed her fellowship training under Clark D. West in 1960 at the Children’s Hospital Reseacrh Foundation in Cincinnati and remained there as an Assistant Professor (1962-64). She was appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Kentucky in 1972 and served in those capacities until her retirement in 1988. Dr. Holland was one of the initial members of our society, serving on the committee on dialysis and transplantation (1973) an the membership committee (1977-80) which she chaired in 1979-80. She had over 50 publications related to a wide variety of topics in pediatric nephrology. She was most passionately interested in urinary tract infection and reflux nephropathy. Her clinical expertise and advocacy for her patients was clearly apparent to medical students, residents and faculty colleagues at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Dr. Holland is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dr. Charles Phillip Holland, her sister Anne Hinkle Baldwin, her sister-in-law, Sally Spears Hinkle, her 7 nieces and nephews and her eighteen great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom felt her never failing love and encouragement.