Holmes squareClinical Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest 
sentinel lymph node biopsy, reverse axillary lymphatic mapping, oncoplastic breast surgery, male breast cancer

Biography

Dr. Holmes received her medical degree with honors from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her General Surgery Internship at Medical City Fort Worth Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her General Surgery Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in Houston, Texas. She completed specialty rotations within breast surgery during her residency training at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas and the West Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduation of residency, she pursued specialty fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology in a Society of Surgical Oncology accredited fellowship through the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. 

A Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Graduate, Dr. Holmes was also the recipient of the Dean's Award at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine for her graduating medical school class. During her internship year of residency, she received the honor of Intern of the Year for all graduate medical education programs.

Dr. Holmes’s surgical interests include the treatment of breast cancer with hidden scar surgical techniques, sentinel lymph node biopsy, reverse axillary lymphatic mapping, oncoplastic breast surgery, skin sparing mastectomy, nipple sparing mastectomy, prophylactic/risk reduction mastectomy, and male breast cancer. Additionally, her clinical interests include benign diseases of the breast, breastfeeding medicine, breast cancer survivorship, and breast cancer genetic predisposition/high risk screening.

Honors and Awards

Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Graduate, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015

Dean's Award, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015

Intern of the Year, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2015

Education

Medical School
University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY

Internship
Medical City Fort Worth Hospital
General Surgery

Residency
University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX
General Surgery

Fellowship
Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Breast Surgical Oncology

Contact

Phone
(334)-747-7440

Email
katelinholmes@uabmc.edu