Wajd Al-Holou

Wajd Al-Holou

Assistant Professor, Clinician-Educator


(877) 486-7978

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Wajd Al-Holou

Narrative Bio

Dr. Al-Holou is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in the management of complex brain and spine tumors, skull base tumors, and complex spine disease.

Dr. Al-Holou has expertise in the use of awake mapping techniques, microsurgery, and image-guidance to maximize tumor removal in the safest possible manner. As a member of the Neuro-Oncology multi-disciplinary team, he works strategically to ensure personalized treatment recommendations that will maximize the benefits for each individual patient.

Dr. Al-Holou grew up in Southeast Michigan and after extensive training he returned to his hometown to serve his community. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, where he graduated with the highest award for research, he then began a 7 year Neurosurgery residency at the University of Michigan. Afterwards, he began a Neurosurgical Oncology fellowship to increase his expertise in brain, spine, and skull base tumors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, which is one of the most respected cancer institutions in the country.

He is the Co-Chair for Tumor Section Scientific Program for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) for 2018, is a member of AANS/CNS Executive Committee of the Section on Tumors (2016 – 2018), and is a member of the Society of Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Al-Holou is committed to research and education in Neurosurgery and his life-long goal is improving the survival and outcomes for patients with tumors. His research focuses on the genetic mechanisms that cause tumors to recur.


University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery


MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Complex Cranial, Skull Base, and Spinal Oncology Fellowship


University of Michigan Medical School

Clinical Interests

Complex brain tumors
Complex spine tumors
Minimally invasive spinal surgery
Complex spinal surgery and reconstruction
Skull base and open cerebrovascular surgery
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain and spine