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Brain tumors, Neurological surgery, Neuro-oncology (brain cancer)




Eric C. Holland, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon  at the Neurological Surgery Clinic at UW Medical Center. He is also UW's Chap and Eve Alvord and Elias Alvord Chair in Neuro-oncology, professor of Neurological Surgery and adjunct professor of Pathology.

Dr. Holland specializes in the treatment of patients with glioblastoma, the most common brain cancer in adults. He also addresses the molecular basis of brain tumors to develop new, more precise approaches to their treatment. Dr. Holland strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Holland earned his M.D. from Stanford University and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has developed mouse versions of brain cancer that mimic human tumors and identified tumor cells resistant to standard therapies. He is the recipient of the American Brain Tumor Association Research Award among other honors.

Personal Interests

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Holland enjoys music, guitar and reading.
Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, Surgical Pavilion Seattle, WA 98195


Back/spine injury treatment, Brain tumors, Chronic pain, Head & neck surgery

National Institutes of Health

Fellowship, 1998, Research Fellowship

UCLA Medical Center

Residency, 1995, Neurosurgery

UCLA Medical Center

Internship, 1991, General Surgery

Stanford University School of Medicine

Medical education, 1990

Univ. of Chicago

Medical education, 1985

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Teaching Appointment

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery, 2001, American Board of Neurological Surgery