Meet Dr. Dennis Holmes
Breast Cancer Surgeon and Cancer Researcher
EXPERT. Dr. Holmes is an internationally-renowned dedicated breast surgeon and cancer researcher who has held the position of Breast Center Medical Director at multiple hospitals in Los Angeles.
INNOVATOR. Widely respected by colleagues for his innovative approach to breast cancer care, Dr. Holmes has gained worldwide acclaim for his pioneering work and leadership in the field of cryoablation (tumor freezing). With over 18 years experience performing cryoablation of benign breast tumors and over 13 years experience cryoablating breast cancers, Dr. Holmes is one of the most experienced cryoablation providers in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, he has been a pioneer in the field of intraoperative radiotherapy, minimally-invasive breast surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and lymph node-sparing surgery.
LEADER. Dr. Holmes serves in the leadership of several national surgical societies and is a frequent lecturer at conferences internationally. Dr. Holmes is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and recently served as President of the TARGIT Collaborative Group, a national intraoperative radiotherapy research and education organization, and Conference Program Chair of the 20th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the nation’s largest breast surgeon society.
ADVOCATE. Dr. Holmes is a strong advocate for individualized or personalized cancer therapy that adapts the extent of care to the severity of the cancer, minimizing unnecessary side effects. It is from this perspective that Dr. Holmes views cryoablation. Dr. Holmes sees opportunities to optimize cancer control as well as patient quality of life. However, what distinguishes Dr. Holmes most is his high level of commitment to providing women with treatment options that suit their physical and emotional needs while also managing the breast cancer problem effectively.