Bill Holt was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. He received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, majoring in biochemistry and minoring in Russian studies. He received his M.D. at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He practiced with Forsyth Medical Specialists in Winston Salem, N.C., and Laurel Medical Associates and Gastroenterology Associates in Greenville, S.C. He retired from partnership in 2013, but has continued to work where needed treating Hepatitis C at Gastroenterology Associates, The Greenville Free Medical Clinic, New Horizon Family Health Services, and The Greenville County Detention Center. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and participates in several programs at Westminster Presbyterian Church including Creation Stewardship and JustFaith.
Bill lives with his wife, Emmy, and enjoys driving his grandsons to and from school, participating in local environmental advocacy groups, and spending time at his family’s beach house at North Litchfield.