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Katelin Holmes, DO, FACS, FACOS

Katelin Holmes, DO, FACS, FACOS

Dr. Katelin Holmes is a fellowship trained, board certified breast surgical oncologist (breast surgeon) who treats a full range of breast diseases and surgical problems—both cancer and benign.

She 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 nationally accredited fellowship through the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

She was recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2023 as well as a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in 2023. She additionally was selected as an emerging young leader for the SAIL Leadership Program at UAB in 2023.

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.

She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Surgery at UAB. She practices a multidisciplinary approach for breast cancer treatment, and is a weekly participant with the Baptist Breast Tumor Board through the Montgomery Cancer Center.

She is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. She serves on multiple national committees through the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Dr. Holmes and her husband are the proud parents of two little girls whom they adore. Along with spending time with her family, you can find Dr. Holmes playing with her rescue pugs, cooking, reading historical fiction, and traveling – particularly when there’s a beach involved.