Urs von Holzen

Urs von Holzen

Associate Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend

Indiana University


Dr. Urs von Holzen brings his knowledge and expertise in surgical and thoracic oncology to the Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He has extensive training in advanced minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. von Holzen received his medical degree from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Following graduation, he completed residencies at University Hospital Basel and Cantonal Hospital Wolhusen, both in Switzerland. In addition, Dr. von Holzen served fellowships in surgical oncology and advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery at such distinguished medical facilities as The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.

In his dedication to fighting cancer, Dr. von Holzen has served as the principal investigator in the role of the double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase PKR in E2F-1 gene therapy with the Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Researchers. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed publications, such as International Journal of Cancer, Clinical Cancer Research,Cancer Gene Therapy, Journal of Immunotherapy, Translational Oncology, and Annals of Surgical Oncology. Included among his honors and awards are President Surgical Section of Swiss Group of Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) and AQC Analysis Award by Ethicon Endo-Surgery Switzerland.