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Deidre Holloway, M.D.

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Deidre Holloway, M.D. Dr. Holloway is an ophthalmologist with a flourishing practice in Ophthalmology with offices in Pontiac and Southfield, Michigan. She has been a pace setter in her field and was distinguished as the first African American woman ophthalmologist in the state of Michigan. Her career as an ophthalmologist has provided many highlights and distinctions including awards, publications, chairmanship of the Department of Ophthalmology at Pontiac General Hospital (NOMC) and Presidency of the Association of Healthcare Providers. She is now Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of North Oakland Medical Center (NOMC). Dr Holloway has served the National Medical Association as Chair of Region IV which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. She has also served on numerous committees, councils and taskforces during her tenure as member of the NMA. She was recently elected to serve as Region IV Trustee of the NMA Board of Trustees.

 

Dr. Waterman is a graduate of the University of Chicago (B.S.) Meharry Medical College (M.D.) and the Ophthalmology Residency of the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University. She has been an international medical volunteer in Ganta, Liberia and Seurat, India where she performed eye surgery and participated in health care to underserved regions.

 

She has shared her professional talent with the community by donating her time to provide vision screening exams at schools, churches, and community centers under the sponsorship of several organizations.

 

Throughout her career Dr. Holloway has been active in causes of social justice with a particular passion for expanding the education opportunities for youth. She has been an advocate for establishment of scholarship programs in a number of organizations to which she belongs. During her administration as immediate past president of Oakland County Chapter of the Links, Inc., her chapter inaugurated a $15, 0000.00 Memorial Scholarship Fund established a Children’s Reading Room at the Pontiac Public Library, and was chosen as a pilot site with a three year grant of $66,000.00 to administer the Links to success program at Herrington School in Pontiac.

 

Dr, Waterman was married to Judge William Waterman, 50th District Court, whose contributions to the community are legendary.

 

Their offspring have continued the legacy of community service. Daughter Shana, a Yale law school graduate, serves on the Board of Cornerstone Theater, a community-based drama organization. Their son, Toussaint, a biomedical engineer from Northwestern University, volunteers a week each summer at a mentoring camp for youth.