Andrew Holtz, MPH

Former CNN Medical Correspondent Andrew Holtz, MPH, is an independent journalist based in Portland, Oregon.

His third book, “House M.D. vs. Reality” was released in March 2011. “The Medical Science of House, M.D.” was published in October 2006. Both books compare the medicine and other health care matters depicted on the TV show House to the real world. In January 2010, Berkley/Penguin published “The Real Grey’s Anatomy,” which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the training of surgeons. Holtz has also commented on media depictions of medicine in his ScriptDoctor column in Oncology Times.

Holtz was the Senior News Editor and Chief Anchor of video news reports for MDiTV.com from 2009 to mid-2010. (Archived videos available at www.lmpn.tv)

Holtz is a reviewer for HealthNewsReview.org, which evaluates news reports about medicine.

In addition to 17 years as a CNN Correspondent, Holtz has reported stories and produced programs for PBS, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and international TV networks. His work has appeared in Harvard University’s Nieman Reports, TV Week, and on web sites such as the-scientist.com. In 1998-99 he was a Media Fellow of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Holtz is a charter member of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) and the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He served on the Board of Directors for more than a decade. He was AHCJ Board President from 2000 to 2004 and was Interim Executive Director during 2004-2005. AHCJ represents more than 1000 journalists who cover health, medicine and the business of health care. The Center produces educational conferences and other training and development materials for journalists.

Holtz has an appointment as a clinical instructor at the Oregon Health & Science University, where he did the research for his book on surgery residency.

Holtz is a member and former chair of the Multnomah County Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen’s Advisory committee and is active in community efforts to make neighborhoods friendlier to walking, cycling and other physical activity. He has a BA in Broadcast Communication from Stanford University and a Master’s in Public Health from the Oregon MPH program at Portland State University. Holtz is married and has two children.

Revised 7 March 2011

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