A photo of Holly Strike.

Staff Physician II, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology


Board Certified

About Me


I truly love and care for my patients and their families.

As a newborn intensive care doctor, I treat every baby as if they were my own. I want the babies to thrive when they go home. I try to live by the golden rule and treat everyone the way that I would want to be treated.

I strongly support breast milk for babies and work tirelessly to help mothers provide milk. Mother's milk and skin-to-skin time are medicine for babies. I do whatever I can do to help mothers provide their own milk.

The human body fascinates me. My curiosity spurred me to learn more so I can help my patients. I love working in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where the vast majority of babies survive and thrive. Babies are so resilient. By helping newborn babies, I make a lasting difference for the child, their family and their community.

I’m honored to have served on various March of Dimes committees. I was a March for Babies team captain for five years. My husband and I started the Friends of John Day Charitable Trust in honor of my brother who has Friedreich's Ataxia. The trust raises money each year to support Friedreich's Ataxia research.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family. I am a Cincinnati native. I practiced in Columbus, Ohio for seven years and in St. George, Utah for four years before returning home. My husband, Peter, our two children and I are so excited to be back. We enjoy traveling all over the world as a family.

Clinical Interests

The use of mother's own milk; nutrition for premature infants; patient and caregiver safety

Clinical Divisions


My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

Residency: Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, 2006.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2006; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2010.