Ronald Holt, DO, MPA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Student Health Physician
Kansas City University & San Francisco State University
Ronald Holt, DO,’93, is a board-certified psychiatrist, author, and international speaker. For the past 20 years, Holt has been a relentless advocate and educator on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and civil rights. In 2008, Holt expanded his presentations nationally to include LGBTQ+ healthcare, the consequences of bullying, and suicide risk reduction. He has presented to hundreds of audiences, including physician audiences, on how to provide culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community.
Holt, along with his husband, William Huggett, MD, have published a self-help book and supportive coloring books for the LGBTQ+ community. They have also published a coloring book to help physicians with stress reduction. He has received several awards across the country for his community service and commitment to diversity. In the late 2000s, Holt received his previous employer’s two highest awards for community service and diversity achievement, making him the first physician within this national healthcare organization to receive both awards in the individual category. In 2019, he was elected to Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In addition to being a KCU Adjunct Assistant Professor, Holt currently practices as a student health physician at San Francisco State University.
Dr. Holt discloses that he has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation. He also discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this presentation.