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Sub Specialty:
Surgical Oncology
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Shadyside

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
129 Patient
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Division of Surgical Oncology
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 692-2852


Surgery, American Board of Surgery


MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Boston Medical Center,
Boston, MA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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February 28, 2018

Dr. Holtzman was the utmost professional who gave me the time I needed to make an important decision about surgery. He gave me the latest research and guidelines about melanoma which helped me to make a very informed decision. I completely trust him.

February 28, 2018

Dr. Holtzman provides outstanding care. He treats me as an equal partner in my health care. I appreciate his expertise, communication abilities, and compassion.

February 21, 2018

the bad experience was all he testing and not really a good explanation of needing to see more specialists and more testing to put my mind at ease. the good experience I feel I had the best doctor and the hospital care by both doctor/representative and staff was good. never felt like I was forgotten or didn't know what was going on once procedure was done

February 14, 2018

The care provider was easy to talk with and answered all our questions..

February 07, 2018

I felt at ease with him from the beginning and did not feel rushed.

January 31, 2018

It was a pleasure being under the care of such a competent surgeon.

January 24, 2018

Excellent experience. First visit to Hileman, Shadyside.

January 24, 2018

Very pleased to have seen Dr. Holtsman I'm hoping he can take care of my needs.

January 24, 2018

I was so glad that Dr. Burgess insisted on having Dr. Holtzman perform the hernia repair surgery. He had performed liver surgery on me 2 1/2 yrs ago, & he is an excellent surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner!

January 17, 2018

Professional, courteous, genuine, and excellent are characteristics of Dr Holtzman. His reputation as an excellent doctor is clearly evident.