Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D., professor of neurosurgery, has been named to Rutgers University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
In existence for a quarter of a century, the Hall inducts just five alumni each year. Numbering a little more than 200, its members include actor Calista Flockhart and basketball coach Jim Valvano as well as Nobel Prize winners, U.S. senators and astronauts.
Holloway was honored for her pioneering work in developing a new approach to deep brain stimulation that allows patients to move their head during surgery. A revolutionary technique at the time, her approach is now used nationwide.
“This innovation resulted in a change that I can see day after day, that people are more comfortable during very serious neurosurgery procedures,” Holloway said. “I see a problem, and I want to fix it.”
After earning her undergraduate and medical degrees from Rutgers, Holloway completed her neurosurgical residency training on the MCV Campus in 1990. She was recruited onto the faculty of the VCU School of Medicine and now also serves as the chief of neurosurgery at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond.
Read more about Holloway’s accomplishments.