Sara A. Christensen Holz, MD

Dr. Holz joined the University of Wisconsin in 2006 and serves as an Associate Professor in the division of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Holz treats patients with a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal, pain, and spine disorders. She has a special interest in cancer rehabilitation and treats patients with impairments related to cancer and cancer treatment. Her goal is to improve their quality of life and lessen their symptom burden. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Cancer Rehabilitation Education Task Force for the American Congress of Rehabilitation and is a member of the Cancer Education Task Force for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Holz is committed to improving patient care for patients living with a diagnosis of cancer as well as developing educational programs to train cancer rehabilitation providers. She also enjoys spending time outdoors biking, running, and swimming with her husband and two boys.

A Word From Dr. Holz

My goal is treating patients to improve function and quality of life. I focus on treating patients as a whole, considering their goals and beliefs. I want patients, especially those with a diagnosis of cancer, to realize that most of the symptoms that they struggle with are amenable to treatments. My advice for patients with symptoms related to cancer and cancer-related treatments is to discuss the symptoms with their providers and ask for referrals, as they do not have to live with these symptoms.

  • Residency - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003-2006
  • Internship - Internal Medicine
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science
    Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1998
Clinical Interests
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Treating and managing side effects and impairments from cancer and cancer related treatments including neuropathy, cancer pain, weakness, fatigue, lymphedema, and exercise and functional limitations
  • Electrodiagnostic medicine
  • Musculoskeletal and spine medicine
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • UW Health Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Cancer Rehabilitation Education Task Force Co-Chair
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Cancer Rehabilitation Education Task Force Member
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