Thomas College Faculty Biographies

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Matthias Holdhoff, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Oncology

Matthias Holdhoff is an Associate Professor of Oncology in the Division of Medical Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. He grew up in Hamburg, Germany, before becoming a music and medical student in Berlin at Berlin University of the Arts and Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin. His residency match led him to Baltimore where he has lived since starting his postgraduate medical training. He did his residency training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital with research training at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Holdhoff is a clinical translational investigator in the Brain Cancer Program and a clinical expert in malignant gliomas and central nervous system lymphomas. His research focuses on early phase clinical trials and biomarker research in cancers of the central nervous system. Dr. Holdhoff is a teaching attending on the Janeway firm of the Osler medicine residency program and he serves as the director of the Solid Tumor Inpatient Service.

He lives with his wife and two young and vibrant daughters in Baltimore. As a cellist, he enjoys playing chamber music in his free time.