Lindsay Shara Holtz, M.D.

Lindsay Shara Holtz, M.D.

8201 Atlee Road, Suite B
Mechanicsville, Va 23116
804.730.5222 • Fax: 804.730.5225


August 2015 – Present – Arthritis Specialists – Rheumatologist


Jun 2015 – current – Rheumatology Fellow,
Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System
July 2010 – May 2013 – Internal Medicine Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System
Aug 2006 – May 2010 – Doctor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Aug 2001 – May 2005 – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Virginia


2015 – American College of Rheumatology, Board Certified
2013 – American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified
2013 – Virginia Medical License 


2005-2006 – Albert Hill Middle School. Richmond, VA.
Science Teacher.Taught 7th and 8th Grade Science in Richmond City Public Schools.


Rheumatology Fellow. I am currently working with the Pulmonary Department by helping create a database of patients.  Followed at VCU Hospital with Sarcoidosis. The database is evaluating disease manifestations, treatments given, and labs and
diagnostic tests used to monitor disease activity.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Rheumatology Department. Richmond, VA April 2012- 2015

Medical Resident. This project is being designed to evaluate clinical indications for ordering antiphospholipid antibody (APL), clinical manifestations patients may experience when they have test positive for APL, and how treatment affects patient’s clinical condition as well their test results.
I am currently working with faculty, Dr. Lenore Buckley, and fellow, Huzaefah Syed on project design and chart review.

University of Virginia Hospital, Emergency Department. Charlottesville, VA. 2004-2005

Academic Associate. I enrolled patients and conducted surveys for a study which analyzed patient demographics and frequency of chief complaints. The study looked at the population of patients who presented to the University of Virginia Hospital’s Emergency Department.

University of Virginia, Dept. of Biology under Dr. Michael Wormington. Charlottesville, VA June-July 2003

Research Assistant. Participated in ongoing research regarding regulation mechanisms of mRNA processing during oocyte maturation in Xenopus. I specifically worked on introducing genes into plasmids and monitoring expression of specific genes in oocytes with Western Blots.


April 2010 – Case Report.
David R. Spiegel, MD, Lindsay Holtz, MS-4, Kokil Chopra, MBBS. A Case of Mania in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Can Its Inflammatory Pathogenesis be Applied to Primary Mood Disorders?
Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2010 April; 7(4): 31–36


2013 – Case Presentation at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds and Virginia Society of Rheumatologists state Meeting.  What kind of vasculitis is this anyway? Case report presentation of a paraneoplastic syndrome presenting as Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Vacsulitis


2012 -Chosen to present my case report abstract in the Virginia ACP chapter abstract competition Case Report: Hyperemesis Cannabinoid Syndrome.  Dean’s List, University of Virginia


2009 – Introduction to the Patient; Course at EVMS. Norfolk, VA 
Teaching Assistant. With an attending, I helped co-lead a group of second year medical students for the EVMS course Introduction to the Patient (ITP). ITP is a course which teaches students interviewing skills, how to perform a physical exam and recognize pathology, and how to present patients.

2006-2008 – Project X, EVMS Outreach Norfolk, VA.
President and Curriculum Leader. Created a mini-curriculum about basic Metabolic Physiology and Biochemistry to educate middle school students about the importance of good nutrition. Organized and instructed groups of EVMS students who presented the curriculum to students at Churchland Middle School in Portsmouth, VA; three months each year.

2006-2008 – EVMS Mentors, Norfolk, VA     
Volunteer. Mentored an Elementary School Student in an urban school system; one hour per week.

July 2007 & 2008 – Free Clinic, Portsmouth, VA.     
Volunteer. Worked under Dr. Amy Price as a Jr. Clinician and Sr. Clinician. As a Sr. Clinician, I assisted first year MD students with interviewing skills and treating patients at the Portsmouth Free Clinic.

October 2007 & 2008 – EVMS Haunted Hallway      
Volunteer. I decorated, chaperoned students, and participated in the annual haunted hallway for Norfolk Public School students on Halloween night. Event was hosted at EVMS and ensured that urban elementary students had a safe place to celebrate Halloween.

2007 & 2008 – Community Care Day, Annual EVMS Health Fair for the public residing Norfolk, VA.
Outreach Chair and Publicity Committee. Recruited Local Athletes for participation, publicized the event at local public schools, and helped to find a site to host the event. I also created and managed a booth that educated the public about nutrition and manageable ways to meet their nutrition goals.

2007 & 2008 Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (N.E.S.T.)        
 Volunteer. N.E.S.T. provides shelter and food to homeless individuals during the winter months. I helped prepare dinner and worked evening shifts during EVMS’ host week to ensure a safe environment for N.E.S.T participants.

May 2007 –   Camp Bruce McCoy       
Volunteer. Camp Bruce McCoy         is an overnight camp for adult traumatic brain injury survivors. Volunteered as a day counselor helping campers with activities and performing ADLs.