Hunter Holthoff was recently awarded the 2014 Key Award from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences faculty after graduating with honors with both an MD and a PhD.
Holthoff, valedictorian of the Monticello High School class of 2003 and a 2007 honor graduate of Hendrix College, was voted by the medical school faculty as the most outstanding senior medical school student over the course of a four-year period of study. Criteria included scholarship, inquiry, initiative, leadership and other personal qualifications.
During graduate school, he received a National Institute of Health grant for his research on kidney failure due to sepsis. His research was published several times with one article being featured on the cover of Kidney International.
Holthoff on July 1 will begin a dual residency (medicine/pediatrics) in Internal Medicine at UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Holthoff and the grandson of Mrs. Joey Holthoff. He is married to the former Emily Coffman who is in the same program at UAMS.