Holli NeimanHartHolli Neiman-Hart, MD, FAAFP

As a nurse in a hospital with an active family medicine residency program, Dr. Holli Neiman-Hart felt the tug to go back to school to pursue her medical degree. Since then, learning and teaching has been at the core of her career.

She has worked in solo and group private practice, employed hospital-based residency practice, as faculty in a university and tertiary care hospital, as a hospitalist, and at a federally qualified health center.

Today, Dr. Neiman-Hart offers a wide variety of services to her patients, including outpatient and inpatient care, in-office procedures, obstetrics, and home visits. She also serves as director of Michigan’s newest family medicine residency program, in Battle Creek—a program she helped found and develop in collaboration with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, and Grace Health (a federally qualified center).

She said getting the residency approved and ready to start its first class of six residents in July 2019 is her greatest professional accomplishment to date—that and having met the criteria for promotion to associate professor.

“Working with residents and students keeps me on my toes, and I enjoy learning about new things as well as teaching. I thoroughly enjoy the variety of things that I can do as a program director. I can still provide broad spectrum clinical care, teach, and participate in leadership activities. This keeps me from getting stagnant.”

Prior to her program directorship at WMed, Dr. Neiman-Hart rebuilt the obstetrics program at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency and was program director at West Virginia University Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Neiman-Hart earned her medical degree in 1990 from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Ohio, completed residency at WSU/St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency, and achieved the AAFP Degree of Fellow in 2005.

In addition to volunteering her service on the MAFP Board of Directors, she is a member of Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan's Professional Development Committee, which she chaired in 2018-2019.