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Michael D Holzman, MD, MPH


Professor of Surgery; Lester and Sara Jayne Williams Chair in Academic Surgery; Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center

4.9 4.9 137 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Benign Disease of the Esophagus
Biliary Disease / Gallbladder
GI Surgery
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
General Surgery
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Board Certificates

General Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 1996


MD - Wake Forest University, 1988
MPH - Vanderbilt University, 1999
Fellowship - Duke University Health System, 1996
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1995
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1989


Vanderbilt General Surgery
Vanderbilt General Surgery
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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Dr. Holzman is the "BEST." He is everything to everybody.
Patient | October 12, 2018

Excellent care.
Patient | October 11, 2018

Excellent surgeon. Have already recommended him to friends.
Patient | October 4, 2018

Dr. Holman is excellent at explaining complex information and allowing for questions and discussion. He took a significant amount of time with me. I put great trust in his judgment.
Patient | September 11, 2018

Dr. Holzman was clear, complete and very willing to discuss the range of options before me and to answer my questions. I felt very positive about this.
Patient | August 15, 2018

Dr Holzman was fantastic!
Patient | August 4, 2018

Patient | July 30, 2018

The best.
Patient | July 23, 2018

Excellent dr. very caring wonderful bedside manner.
Patient | June 24, 2018

Dr. Holzman was very thorough in explaining my conditions, treatment options, and follow-up procedure.
Patient | June 12, 2018

All were 5.
Patient | June 12, 2018

Dr. Holzman's "bedside manner" was incredibly warm, reassuring and confidence inducing. I did not expect such a skilled surgeon to be so engaging and personable. My wife and I were hugely impressed with his explanation of the surgery and the risks involved, along with addressing all our questions in an unhurried manner. We felt extremely confident in the quality of care he was going to provide in surgery. We came away with a real sense that we were in good hands! All this confidence in Dr. Holzman was well founded as we went through the actual day of surgery. Wr could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Absolutely highest marks for him, his staff and the anesthesiology team!! Truly amazing!!
Patient | June 1, 2018

I was very appreciative of the time Dr Holzman spent with me. He took an entire hour to completely explain my condition, review test results from my primary care provider and detail the procedure he would do to treat my problem. AMAZING in this day and time.
Patient | May 30, 2018

I have had 12 prior surgeries at different facilities and with different providers. Dr. Holzman was THE BEST physician I have ever received care from. From the first visit, surgery and after care, everything he told me was correct. He was very sympathetic and caring. He was confident without being arrogant. He was very knowledgeable about his specialty. He had reviewed ALL the pertinent prior medical records. He also made arrangements for me with another physician at Vanderbilt and they did two surgeries at one time so that I could have one rehabilitation period. I couldn't be happier with the care he has provided.
Patient | May 28, 2018

Dr. Holzman was terrific. Give him a raise!!
Patient | May 8, 2018

1. Awesome.
Patient | April 6, 2018

This was the first time that I met Dr. Holzman - my husband & I were both very impressed by him.
Patient | March 7, 2018

Best dr. I have had on my visit. Most informative.
Patient | March 1, 2018

5 star doctor & experience.
Patient | February 28, 2018

Dr. Holzman explained the procedure thoroughly & listened to all concerns. Respectful and pleasant at all times.
Patient | February 8, 2018

Dr. Holzman is an excellent physician, spending a lot of time with us.
Patient | February 7, 2018

Dr Holzman could not have been nicer, clearer, or more patient with our questions.
Patient | December 12, 2017

Dr. Holzman was extremely professional and understood my problem. Time was of the essence to be seen and he accommodated and went over and beyond to have my needs met.
Patient | November 11, 2017

Best dr. experience in my life. Super professional & spent plenty of time answering all my questions.
Patient | November 9, 2017

Dr. Holzman could not have been kinder or more professional. He was wonderful and very generous with his time.
Patient | October 3, 2017