Dr. Holly H. Roberts

MBA '97

Physician and Author


Holly H. Roberts, D.O., Ph.D. came to the Rutgers Executive M.B.A. program with a distinguished medical background. A physician, she had taken residencies and obtained certification in two specialties: Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, and practiced in both. As a Rutgers M.B.A. student, she wrote a business plan for the purchase of a building that would create a surgical center strategically located between two nearby hospitals, and serve to increase the size of her obsetrics and gynecology practice. One year after receiving her M.B.A. degree, she and two partners bought a multi-million-dollar building, leased it to Meridian Health and a number of other tenants, and sold it three years later for a substantial profit. She has since left clinical medicine in order to write and study, and has become a prolific author, with six published books of philosophy, vegetarianism, and non-violence: Your Vegetarian Pregnancy; The Vegetarian Philosophy of India; Vegetarian Christian Saints; Compassionate Vegetarians; Tao Te Ching, the Art and the Journey; and The Analects of Confucius. She has also earned a Master's in Theology, and a Ph.D. in Asian Religion and Philosophy.

Recognized: June 27, 2007