Dr. Holmes is a Wichita native and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Holmes moved to Cleveland, OH for his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He was selected as the Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Medicine Resident for the 2011-2012 academic year. During Dr. Holmes residency, he recognized that he wanted to sub-specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology. The Cleveland Clinic’s gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship is one of the top programs in the country and Dr. Holmes was thrilled to match there. It became clear during his fellowship that he wanted to complete one final year of training in advanced endoscopy to be proficient in EUS, ERCP, and other advanced endoscopic techniques. In 2015, there were less than 60 programs in the country training advanced endoscopists, most with only one spot available. Dr. Holmes was excited to be selected by Mayo Clinic, Arizona. He trained in advanced endoscopy under the current president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and will complete his fellowship in June, 2016.
Dr. Holmes has been fortunate to train with some of the best gastroenterologists and endoscopists in the country, and perhaps the world. He is coming home to Kansas because he understands that it is a special place with some of the best people in the world. Also, after spending seven years in Cleveland and one year in Scottsdale, Dr. Holmes is looking forward to something he hasn’t experienced for a while- seasons. He knows Kansas will provide all four, possibly in the same week!