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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Holz treats musculoskeletal conditions, including non-operative management of joint and spine disorders, joint and spine injections, return-to-work issues and pain management.  She also performs electrodiagnostic evaluations to look for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve entrapment, neuropathy and plexopathy.


Dr. Holz has a special interest in the rehabilitation of patients who have cancer, including chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, brachial and lumbar plexopathy and other nerve conditions related to cancer and cancer treatment, pain management, mobility assessment and functional restoration and exercise prescription. She also has a background in nutrition, focusing on treating the whole patient.


Orthopedic Surgery

Pain Management

Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine (Inpatient Hospitalist)

Spine Medicine

Cancer Pain

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCS) for Pain Management

Epidural Steroid Injections

Facet Joint Injections/Medial Branch Blocks

Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Medicine (Rehab)

Trigger Point Injections


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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Residency University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Internship St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Holz J Ayerbe García M Frey W Krupp F Peters R Diastereoselective synthesis, structure and reactivity studies of ferrocenyloxazoline gold(i) and gold(ii) complexes. Dalton Trans . 2018 Feb 16;
[PubMed ID: 29451574]
Mohme M Schliffke S Maire CL Rünger A Glau L Mende KC Matschke J Gehbauer C Akyüz N Zapf S Holz M Schaper M Martens T Schmidt NO Peine S Westphal M Binder M Tolosa E Lamszus K Immunophenotyping of Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Glioblastoma Defines Distinct Immune Exhaustion Profiles in Peripheral and Tumor-infiltrating Lymphocytes. Clin Cancer Res . 2018 Feb 14;
[PubMed ID: 29444930]
Holz K Martos NA Margolis RL Clozapine Associated With Microscopic Colitis in the Setting of Biopsy-Proven Celiac Disease. J Clin Psychopharmacol . 2018 Feb 8;
[PubMed ID: 29424803]
Nocek B Reidl C Starus A Heath T Bienvenue D Osipiuk J Jedrzejczak R Joachimiak A Becker DP Holz RC Structural Evidence of a Major Conformational Change Triggered by Substrate Binding in DapE Enzymes: Impact on the Catalytic Mechanism. Biochemistry . 2018 Feb 6;57(5):574-584
[PubMed ID: 29272107]
Sellerer T Noël PB Patino M Parakh A Ehn S Zeiter S Holz JA Hammel J Fingerle AA Pfeiffer F Maintz D Rummeny EJ Muenzel D Sahani DV Dual-energy CT: a phantom comparison of different platforms for abdominal imaging. Eur Radiol . 2018 Feb 5;
[PubMed ID: 29404773]
Chakravarthy U Yang Y Lotery A Ghanchi F Bailey C Holz FG Downey L Weber M Eter N Dugel PU CLINICAL EVIDENCE OF THE MULTIFACTORIAL NATURE OF DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA. Retina . 2018 Feb;38(2):343-351
[PubMed ID: 28257378]
Holz M Zarebanadkouki M Kuzyakov Y Pausch J Carminati A Root hairs increase rhizosphere extension and carbon input to soil. Ann Bot . 2018 Jan 25;121(1):61-69
[PubMed ID: 29267846]
Zeise I Heiner Z Holz S Joester M Büttner C Kneipp J Raman Imaging of Plant Cell Walls in Sections of Cucumis sativus. Plants (Basel) . 2018 Jan 25;7(1)
[PubMed ID: 29370089]
Mietlicki-Baase EG Liberini CG Workinger JL Bonaccorso RL Borner T Reiner DJ Koch-Laskowski K McGrath LE Lhamo R Stein LM De Jonghe BC Holz GG Roth CL Doyle RP Hayes MR A Vitamin B12 Conjugate of Exendin-4 Improves Glucose Tolerance Without Associated Nausea or Hypophagia in Rodents. Diabetes Obes Metab . 2018 Jan 12;
[PubMed ID: 29327400]
Holz R Kremer AE Lütjohann D Wasmuth HE Lammert F Krawczyk M Can genetic testing guide the therapy of cholestatic pruritus? A case of benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis type 2 with severe nasobiliary drainage-refractory itch. Hepatol Commun . 2018 Feb;2(2):152-154
[PubMed ID: 29404523]
Thiele S Nadal J Fleckenstein M Fang PP Pfau M Schmid M Hua R Holz FG Schmitz-Valckenberg S MODIAMD-Study Group. Longitudinal Analysis of Drusen Volume in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using Two Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Scan Patterns. Ophthalmologica . 2018 Jan 5;
[PubMed ID: 29306951]
Stevenson EJ Watson A Theis S Holz A Harper LD Russell M Correction to: A comparison of isomaltulose versus maltodextrin ingestion during soccer-specific exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol . 2018 Jan;118(1):223
[PubMed ID: 29147772]
Holz A Bennett A Freethy A Rossi N Tanzos M Goldstein R Brooks D Harrison SL Exploring the Views of Individuals With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on the Use of Rollators: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev . 2018 Jan;38(1):49-53
[PubMed ID: 29120965]
Müller S Allam JP Bunzek CG Clemons TE Holz FG Charbel Issa P SEX STEROIDS AND MACULAR TELANGIECTASIA TYPE 2. Retina . 2018 Jan;38 Suppl 1:S61-S66
[PubMed ID: 28837534]
Heeren TFC Kitka D Florea D Clemons TE Chew EY Bird AC Pauleikhoff D Charbel Issa P Holz FG Peto T LONGITUDINAL CORRELATION OF ELLIPSOID ZONE LOSS AND FUNCTIONAL LOSS IN MACULAR TELANGIECTASIA TYPE 2. Retina . 2018 Jan;38 Suppl 1:S20-S26
[PubMed ID: 28541959]
Holmes R Smith SR Carroll R Holz P Mehrotra R Pockney P Randomized clinical trial to assess the ideal mode of delivery for local anaesthetic abdominal wall blocks. ANZ J Surg . 2017 Dec 19;
[PubMed ID: 29265566]
Fernandez-Ruiz D Lau LS Ghazanfari N Jones CM Ng WY Davey GM Berthold D Holz L Kato Y Enders MH Bayarsaikhan G Hendriks SH Lansink LIM Engel JA Soon MSF James KR Cozijnsen A Mollard V Uboldi AD Tonkin CJ de Koning-Ward TF Gilson PR Kaisho T Haque A Crabb BS Carbone FR McFadden GI Heath WR Development of a Novel CD4<sup>+</sup> TCR Transgenic Line That Reveals a Dominant Role for CD8<sup>+</sup> Dendritic Cells and CD40 Signaling in the Generation of Helper and CTL Responses to Blood-Stage Malaria. J Immunol . 2017 Dec 15;199(12):4165-4179
[PubMed ID: 29084838]
Domdei N Domdei L Reiniger JL Linden M Holz FG Roorda A Harmening WM Ultra-high contrast retinal display system for single photoreceptor psychophysics. Biomed Opt Express . 2018 Jan 1;9(1):157-172
[PubMed ID: 29359094]
Birtel J Harmening WM Krohne TU Holz FG Charbel Issa P Herrmann P Retinal Injury Following Laser Pointer Exposure. Dtsch Arztebl Int . 2017 Dec 8;114(49):831-837
[PubMed ID: 29271340]
Ryan GL Holz D Yamashiro S Taniguchi D Watanabe N Vavylonis D Cell protrusion and retraction driven by fluctuations in actin polymerization: A two-dimensional model. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken) . 2017 Dec;74(12):490-503
[PubMed ID: 28752950]