Stephanie Holt MD

  • Clinical
  • Cytopathology
  • Surgical
  • Transfusion Medicine


Dr. Holt joined PLA in March 2006 with 20 years of private practice experience, mainly in South Florida.  She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with subspecialty board certification in Cytopathology and Transfusion Medicine.


Dr. Holt graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University with a BS in Chemistry and Zoology.  She earned her MD degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, followed by a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Chicago.  She completed 2 years of fellowship training in oncologic surgical pathology and cytopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, including 1 year as an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellow.


Her training in Chicago including working under Dr. Marluce Bibbo and the late Dr. George Wied, considered a pioneer in modern cytopathology.  The training program at MD Anderson included heavy emphasis on frozen section diagnosis and rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of deep and superficial fine needle aspirates.  Her practice at Boca Raton Community Hospital/Baptist Health B. R. Regional Hospital was mainly an oncologic pathology practice and included ROSE of fine needle aspirates in conjunction with Radiology.  Since joining PLA, Dr. Holt has performed fine needle aspirations with ROSE, mainly on head and neck lesions.


In addition to practicing surgical pathology and cytopathology, Dr. Holt served as medical director of the Transfusion Service.  From 1989 to 2005, she also served on the board of directors of a large regional blood center, Community Blood Centers of South Florida, including 9 years on the executive board and 3 years as Chairman.


Dr. Holt’s special interests, in addition to general surgical pathology and cytopathology/FNAs, include gynecologic pathology, breast pathology, lung pathology, and neuropathology.