Professional Statement

Dr. Holmes is an internationally-renowned dedicated breast surgeon and cancer researcher who has held the position of Breast Center Medical Director at several hospitals in Los Angeles County. Dr. Holmes has also served as Chief Breast Surgeon and Medical Director of the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health and as Chief Breast Cancer Surgeon and Breast Cancer Research Committee Co-Chair at the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED. Dr. Holmes is a 2003 graduate of the U.S.C. Breast Surgery Fellowship Training Program, one of the most progressive breast surgeon training programs in the U.S. Breast surgery fellowship training represents not only the highest level of commitment to excellence in breast cancer surgery but also dedication to understanding the roles of medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, and other critical services in the management of breast cancer. Since then, Dr. Holmes has integrated this experience into the training of over 20 breast surgeons in his former roles as Program Director of the U.S.C. Keck School of Medicine and John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Breast Surgery Fellowship Programs.


17 years






Dennis R. Holmes, M.D., F.A.C.S.2121 Santa Monica BoulevardSanta Monica, CA 90404


  • Other

Areas (1)

  • Breasts

Procedures (1)

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    University of Southern California

    Trained in Other

  • Residency

    General Surgery - University of California San Francisco-East Bay

  • Undergraduate School

    Loyola University-New Orleans


  • Graduate School

    Tulane University School of Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - General

Hospital Affiliations

  • California Hospital Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Providence Saint John's Health Center
  • St. Mary Medical Center
  • Adventist Health Glendale

Awards & Recognitions

  • Community Achievement Award
  • Spirit of Excellence Award
  • County of Los Angeles Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Strong Voice Award for Breast Cancer Advocacy

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