Gynecologic Oncologist

Robert W. Holloway, MD

Medical School:
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Fellowship:
  • Gynecologic Oncology – (Georgetown University Hospital)
Biographical Sketch

To some, the life of a dairy farmer seems worlds apart from that of a top robotics surgeon, but after growing up on a farm, Robert Holloway, MD, left the green pastures to develop cutting-edge surgical technology. In fact, Dr. Holloway has become one of the most respected robotic surgeons in the world, teaching advanced robotic surgery training courses to both American and International Surgeons. He regularly directs and speaks at robotic symposia in South America, Europe and Japan. When stateside, Dr. Holloway serves as the principal investigator for many clinical trials and research projects seeking more advanced treatments for gynecologic oncology conditions, such as ovarian cancer.

Dr. Holloway earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed a gynecology and oncology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital. Even as medical director of Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology, a founding member of Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute, clinical professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Holloway insists his skills all come down to working with his hands, a trait he picked up while on the farm.

Just as his mechanical skills stretch back to childhood, this world-renown surgeons is still partial to outdoor activities, including fishing, deer hunting and water sports. You may even spot him as he cruises through Winter Park on his motorcycle. When not working with patients or teaching, he is often in the lab. Research has become his pastime, which he compares to golf, the hobby of choice for many of his peers. It’s where he combines all the things he loves: teaching, discovering, changing things and making a difference.

Physician CV

Physician Activity

Pelvic sentinel lymph node status and risk of aortic nodal metastasis in patients with endometrial cancer

R.W. Holloway, J.A. James, C.N. Jeppson, A. Gubbi, E. Takimoto, N.M. Stavitzski, S. Ahmad

Overview of a chemoresponse assay in ovarian cancer

E. C. Grendys Jr., J. V. Fiorica, J. W. Orr Jr., R. Holloway, D. Wang, C. Tian, J. K. Chan, T. J. Herzog

Robotic transperitoneal infra-renal aortic lymphadenectomy in early-stage endometrial cancer

Jeffrey A. James, Joseph A. Rakowski, Corinne N. Jeppson, Nicole M. Stavitzski, Sarfraz Ahmad, Robert W. Holloway

Enhancing efficacy of Cisplatin

Relevance of Sp1 and survivin expression in epithelial ovarian cancer patients and their usefulness as potential therapeutic targets

Umesh T. Sankpal1, Susan B. Ingersoll2, Vadiraja B. Bhat3, Sarfraz Ahmad2, Robert W. Holloway2, Riyaz M. Basha1. 1UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX; 2Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando, FL; 3Agilent Technologies Inc, Wilmington, DE

Cytokine-induced killer cells from ovarian cancer patients expanded ex vivo in the presence of IL-7 improve survival in a xenograft mouse model of ovarian cancer

Susan Blaydes Ingersoll, Ph.D.1, Milan Srivastava, M.S.1, Ghazanfar Ali, M.D.1, Zainab Mohiuddin, B.S.1, Erin R. Boone, B.S.1, Sarfraz Ahmad, PhD1, Robert K. Banks, B.S.2, Neil J. Finkler, MD1, John R. Edwards, M.D.3 and Robert W. Holloway, MD1, (1)Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando, FL, (2) University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, (3)Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Indianapolis, IN

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Speaking Engagements

Mar 16 2017

1st Annual East Meets West: Advances in Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

Florida Hospital Orlando
601 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
11:00am
Mar 16 2017

1st Annual East Meets West: Advances in Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

Florida Hospital Orlando
601 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
11:00am
Robert W. Holloway, MD is available for

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Gynecologic Oncologist

Robert W. Holloway, MD

Education

Medical School:
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Fellowship:
  • Gynecologic Oncology – (Georgetown University Hospital)
Specialty:
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialty Certified:
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology – (American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Gynecologic Oncology – (American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Achievements

Awards and Honors:
  • “Surgeon of the Year” by the Orange County Medical Society (OCMS)
  • “Best Doctor” award by Best Doctors of America
  • Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” Recognition Award
  • SGO Best Clinical Practice Poster Award (shared with Drs. S.A. DeNardis, R.W. Holloway, G.E. Bigsby IV, D.P. Pikaart, S. Ahmad, N.J. Finkler)
  • PATIENTS’ CHOICE Recognition Award (by MDx Medical Inc., New Jersey)
  • PATIENTS’ CHOICE Physician Recognition (by American Registry, LLC of the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors Award)
  • Journal of Robotic Surgery, Associate Editor.
  • Reviewers for Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals, (eg, British Medical Journal, Gynecologic Oncology, Archives of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Referee, The Cochrane Library (Cochrane Gynecological Cancer Review Group), London, UK
  • Program Committee, 42nd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO), Orlando, FL
Professional Societies:
  • Charles E. Flowers Medical Society
  • Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Florida Association of Clinical Oncology
  • American Cancer Society, West Polk Unit - Medical Advisor (1990 – 1993)
  • American Cancer Society, West Polk Unit -President, (1993 – 1994)
  • Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  • Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists - Founding Member, (1994)
  • Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists - President, (2000 – 2002)
  • Society of Robotic Surgery, Charter Member
Professional Appointments:
  • Medical Director – (Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology)
  • Founding Member – (Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute)
Academic Appointments:
  • Clinical Professor – (University of Central Florida College of Medicine)

Research

Research Project(s):
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc., “Clinical Robotic Fellowship” Grant (PI: Robert W. Holloway, M.D.), Active. 2012-2014
  • National Cancer Institute-NIH (U10CA 167730-01) – Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Grant. Co-Investigator, “Extrogen Receptor-a and markers of EMT as Novel Biomarkers in Endometrial Cancer” (PI: Floor J. Backes, M.D.), Discussed/Scored & Re-submitted after revisions on 3/14/14.
Publication(s):
  • Ansari A, Ahmad S, James JA, Jeppson CN, Holloway RW. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic resection of corneal ectopic pregnancy: Description of a surgical technique and review of the literature. J. Reprod. Med. 2014; 59: In Press
Abstract(s):
  • Sankpal UT, Ingersoll SB, Bhat VB, Ahmad S, Holloway RW, Basha R. Relevance of SP1and survivin expression in epithelial ovarian cancer patients and their usefulness as potential therapeutic targets. Poster Presentation at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res. 2014; A-1354.

Biographical Sketch

To some, the life of a dairy farmer seems worlds apart from that of a top robotics surgeon, but after growing up on a farm, Robert Holloway, MD, left the green pastures to develop cutting-edge surgical technology. In fact, Dr. Holloway has become one of the most respected robotic surgeons in the world, teaching advanced robotic surgery training courses to both American and International Surgeons. He regularly directs and speaks at robotic symposia in South America, Europe and Japan. When stateside, Dr. Holloway serves as the principal investigator for many clinical trials and research projects seeking more advanced treatments for gynecologic oncology conditions, such as ovarian cancer.

Dr. Holloway earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed a gynecology and oncology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital. Even as medical director of Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology, a founding member of Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute, clinical professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Holloway insists his skills all come down to working with his hands, a trait he picked up while on the farm.

Just as his mechanical skills stretch back to childhood, this world-renown surgeons is still partial to outdoor activities, including fishing, deer hunting and water sports. You may even spot him as he cruises through Winter Park on his motorcycle. When not working with patients or teaching, he is often in the lab. Research has become his pastime, which he compares to golf, the hobby of choice for many of his peers. It’s where he combines all the things he loves: teaching, discovering, changing things and making a difference.