Ashley M. Holder, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncology, General Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

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Ashley M. Holder, MD, FACS

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

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About Me

Dr. Holder was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area where she developed a passion for fishing and playing piano. From an early age, she knew she did not want a career in the family accounting business, as she enjoyed biology and working with her hands. She moved to Houston after college to study at Baylor College of Medicine. After completing residency in St. Louis, she and her family returned to Houston, where she received specialized training in cancer surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Holder values the diversity of people, activities, and culture in the Houston area. Although not a Texan by birth, she has embraced the welcoming and generous spirit of the state she now calls "home."

“As a surgeon, I owe it to my patients, who place their trust in me, to strive to exceed the standard of care, not only technically but also cognitively. My approach to caring for my patients is defined by my compassion to care for each patient as I would my own family.”

Clinical Interests

Gastric cancer
Small bowel cancer
HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy)
Regional therapies
Peritoneal malignancies
Pseudomyxoma peritonei
Colorectal cancer
Appendiceal cancer
Merkel cell carcinoma

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Medicus International
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
SmartCare PNM Resources
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


American Board of Surgery - Complex General Surgical Oncology | 2018
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Complex General Surgical Oncology | 2017
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, General Surgery | 2015
Baylor College of Medicine | 2008
Biology | Davidson College | 2003
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Cancer Center


  • Spanish
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