Patients and Visitors go to:

Michael D. Holzman, MD, MPH

Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Lester and Sara Jayne Williams Chair in Academic Surgery

Holzman, MichaelPatient Care Emphasis:

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoluminal Procedures
  • Hernia Surgeries

Other Clinical Interests:

  • Disorders of Heartburn and Regurgitation
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Gastric and Esophageal Cancers


  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified General Surgery American Board of Surgery, 2004, 1994


  • 1999 M.P.H. Degree Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • 1996 Fellowship Duke University Medical Center
  • 1995 Residency Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • 1989 Internship Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • 1988 M.D. Degree Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Other Responsibilities:

Dr. Holzman is a member of the Cell Transplant Society, the H. William Scott, Jr. Society, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He is an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Within Vanderbilt University Medical Center he serves on the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Laparoscopy Subcommittee/Value Analysis Committee.


Dr. Holzman has published 31 articles, 8 book chapters, and 5 videos. In addition, he has presented numerous posters at scientific conferences and has been an invited lecturer on the use of laparoscopy for palliation of periampullary malignancies, toupet fundoplication, highly selective vagotomy, and splenectomy. Review some of his abstracts on PubMed.


Michael D. Holzman, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
D-5203 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2577
Phone: (615) 343-5613; Fax: (615) 343-9485

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