Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Orthopaedics to Honor Abilene
February 17, 2006
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February 10, 2006
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LUBBOCK – The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center is honoring the accomplishments of Abilene physician Shannon Holloway, M.D.,
Ph.D., with a resident research award named in his honor.
This annual award, the Dr. Shannon Holloway Resident Research Award in Orthopaedic
Surgery, will be presented at graduation to the resident whose research efforts are
judged most outstanding by the faculty.
The resident will receive a plaque acknowledging this accomplishment along with a
cash award. The resident’s name also will be inscribed on the Dr. Shannon Holloway
plaque, which will remain in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in perpetuity.
Robert Schutt, M.D., chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Health
Sciences Center, said Holloway has gained the respect and friendship of patients,
co-workers and other physicians throughout the medical community.
“He is known as an ethical, hardworking physician dedicated to the care of each and
every patient,” Schutt said.
Holloway received his undergraduate degree from Huntington College in Montgomery,
Ala. Although he was a former tennis player, his career in professional tennis took
a back seat to academic pursuits. After teaching high school for a year, he returned
to Auburn University where he received his master’s degree in physiology and biochemistry.
Holloway moved to Gainesville and entered graduate school at the University of Florida
School of Medicine, where he earned his doctorate degree in medical physiology. His
seminal work describing the production of cerebral spinal fluid in newborns paved
the way for later studies investigating the role of the central nervous system in
circulatory shock. Holloway’s graduate research resulted in the publication of numerous
articles and gained him recognition as an outstanding young investigator in the scientific
After completing post-doctorate training at Michigan State University in 1972, Holloway
joined the faculty of the newly formed Texas Tech University School of Medicine in
Herb Janssen, Ph.D., associate chair of Research and Education in the Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery, said he and Holloway, a friend and colleague, have published
numerous scientific works while together at the Health Sciences Center.
“As a charter member of the Department of Physiology faculty, he taught medical and
graduate students and helped shape the future of the Department of Physiology and
the medical school,” Janssen said.
Holloway attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School
of Medicine, completing his medical degree in 1976 and his residency in orthopaedic
surgery in 1980.
While at the Health Sciences Center, Holloway authored more than 25 scientific publications.
He has continued to contribute to the scientific literature while serving as an orthopaedic
surgeon in Abilene for the past 25 years as well as serving as an oral examiner for
the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for10 years.
“Dr. Holloway has remained in touch with his roots – an upbringing that taught him
humility, respect for his fellow man, honesty and ethical behavior,” Janssen said.
“He has and will continue to make each of us a better person through his example as
a tireless patient advocate, community leader, devoted father, husband and friend.”