Dr. Holt was born in Florence, Alabama and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his residency and internship in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia and trained as a fellow at The Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic and Research Institute in Washington, D.C., where his focus was on total joint replacement.
Dr. Holt is Board Certified and joined Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 1994. He specializes in treating arthritic conditions of the hip and knee. He uses various approaches including non-surgical treatment such as physical therapy, oral medications, or injections. He also practices surgical approaches such as arthroscopy, joint resurfacing surgery, or joint replacement surgery. Dr. Holt believes that the art of orthopaedic surgery is determining which treatment is appropriate for each patient’s particular condition and situation.
Dr. Holt continues to be a leader in joint replacement surgery. He performed the first Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure in mid-Missouri. He was the first to use the gender-specific knee replacement. He was also the first to use the Deuce knee resurfacing implant. He serves as an instructor for physicians learning these procedures. He has taught classes for surgeons learning minimally invasive joint replacement techniques.
In addition he has provided hands-on instruction for surgeons learning the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure as well as the Deuce knee resurfacing technique. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Holt is active in education and research. He has published numerous articles and presented to many different organizations on a variety of orthopaedic subjects ranging from total joint replacement surgery to the importance of a healthy lifestyle. He is the Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center at Boone Hospital and was named to “Inside Columbia” magazine’s list of top 100 doctors in Columbia, Missouri.
There are other individuals who work directly on Dr. Holt’s team – Marla Bennett, Administrative Assistant; Ray Erickson, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Physician’s Assistant.
Dr. Holt is married and has four children. In his spare time he enjoys boating, basketball, photography, travel, and spending time with family and friends.