Carolyn K. Holland, MD, MEd, FACEP

Dr. Carolyn HollandAssistant Professor
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Dr. Holland joined the UF Department of Emergency Medicine as the Physician Director of Quality in 2012.  A long time member of the Gator Nation, she completed both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees at the University of Florida.  She then spent 6 years in the work force as a high school biology teacher and later as a college administrator in Florida and Indiana. She then returned to medical school, earning her M.D. at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.  She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and remained in Ohio to complete a 3 year Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Following the completion of her training she remained on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati with a dual academic appointment in the departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Holland divides her clinical time between both the pediatric and adult emergency departments.  Her administrative and research interests focus on quality improvement/patient safety and resident education.  Since her arrival at UF Health, she has revamped the peer review process, developed a comprehensive QI/Pt Safety curriculum for the residency program, and strived to incorporate transparency and the “just culture” model into the patient safety reporting process in both the pediatric and adult emergency departments.

In her free time, she enjoys playing the bass clarinet as an active member of the Gainesville Pops (a local performing wind ensemble), attending Gator sporting events, and spending quality time with her family including 3 elementary school aged children.