Timothy W. Holder, M.D., ’87
Hospice and Palliative Care
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
A family medicine physician for nearly 30 years, Timothy Holder focuses on improving the lives of cancer patients.
“In medical school, I realized I enjoyed multiple fields of medicine,” he says. “By choosing family medicine, I have been able to practice a wide spectrum of medicine, delivering care to my patients, from neonates to [those] nursing home-aged. Since 2013, I have specialized in palliative medicine, providing symptom control and management for patients with a cancer diagnosis, in addition to providing general medical care.”
With a desire to help those in need, Holder has taken several overseas medical mission trips and helped establish the Good Shepherd Clinic in Muskogee, a free medical clinic for those without insurance.
He is also involved in the accreditation of continuing education for physicians. He serves as chair of the Accreditation Review Committee for both the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the national Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
In addition, Holder has served as chairman of the national Education and Training Strategic Coordinating Council for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, along with serving many years as medical director for hospices in Texas and Oklahoma. – Rebecca Fast