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Van Kim Holden, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Associate Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Additional Title:

Interventional Pulmonologist


110 Paca Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

Dr. Holden graduated from Newman University in Wichita, KS with a B.A. in Biology and completed her M.D. at University of Kansas School of Medicine. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ and stayed for an additional year as Chief Medical Resident. She completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and served as Chief Fellow during her last year. An additional year of fellowship training in Interventional Pulmonology was completed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.


Dr. Holden is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is an interventional pulmonologist within the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. In addition, she is the Associate Program Director of the PCCM fellowship program. Dr. Holden specializes in minimally invasive methods of diagnosing and staging lung cancer, central airway obstruction, and pleural disease. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Lung cancer, airway obstruction, pleural disease, airway stents

Highlighted Publications

  1. Kajese TM, Nguyen LT, Pham GQ, Pham VK, Melhorn K, Kallail KJ. “Characteristics of Child Abuse Homicides in the State of Kansas from 1994 to 2007.” Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Feb; 35(2):147-54.  

  1. Holden VK, Shah NG, Verceles AC. “Implications of an Incidental Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation.” J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016 Mar; 4(1):1-4. 

  1. Holden VK, Hines SE. “Update on flavoring-induced lung disease.” CurrOpinPulm Med. 2016 Mar; 22(2):158-64.  

  1. Holden VK, Varonin D, Robinett KS. “Severe, Refractory Thrombocytopenia in a Critically Ill Patient Caused by Vancomycin Induced Antibodies.” J Clin Med Ther. 2017; 2:1.  

  1. Holden VK, Kligerman SJ, Hastings TG, Hines SE. “Unabated occupational risk in a patient with rheumatoid pulmonary fibrosis.” Occup Med (Lond). 2017; 67(4):311-13. 

  1. Holden V, Slack III D, McCurdy MT, Shah NG. “Diagnosis and management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” Emerg Med Pract. 2017 Oct; 19(10):1-24. 

  1. Holden VK,Channick CL. “Management of benign central airway obstruction.” AME Medical Journal 2018 July; 3:76.  

  1. de Lima A, Holden V, Gesthalter Y, Kent MS, Parikh M, Majid A, Chee A. Treatment of persistent bronchopleural fistula with a manually modified endobronchial stent: a case-report and brief literature review. J Thorac Dis 2018.