Douglas S. Holsclaw, Jr., M.D., Class of 1952
Pediatrician, Cystic Fibrosis Researcher
A native Tucsonian, graduated from Tucson High School in 1952. While at THS he was a member of the cross country and track teams. Doug was the accompanist for Madge Utterback’s Glee Clubs.
At the University of Arizona Douglas Holsclaw was a member of Chain Gangs, Sophos and Delta Chi Fraternity. He was President of his Sophomore Class and President of the Student Body. He was recipient of the Freeman Medal for outstanding scholarship and graduated in 1958 with a B.A. in Pre-Med.
Douglas Holsclaws early interest in children’s diseases led to various residencies in pediatrics following his M.D. degree received from Columbia University in 1960. Internships or residencies in pediatrics included the University of Chicago Clinics, Harvard University and the Boston Children’s Hospital. Staff and faculty positions held by Dr. Holsclaw include the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, the Children’s Hospital of Boston, the Harvard Medical School, and several positions at the Hahnemann University Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Holsclaw is currently acting chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Hahnemann University.
Dr. Holsclaw is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Thoriac Society, the American Heart Association and the Society for Pediatric Research. His honors and awards include a Fellowship in the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, an award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the American Broncio-Esophagological Association, the Pennsylvania Radiologic Society and others. He also has been a consultant to the Department of Pediatrics at the Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey, the Crozier Medical Center and the Harris burg Polyclinic Hospital in Pennsylvania and the Department of Pediatrics at the Wilmington Medical Center in Delaware.
Dr. Holsclaw has had published more than one hundred twenty articles or abstracts which he authorized or co-authorized in the primary area of his research, Cystic Fibrosis. He is considered one of the country’s leading authorities in that and related areas.