Hananel Holzer, MD, is the Medical Director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Reproductive Centre. He is the Director of the Academic Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University and an associate member of the Department of Oncology, McGill University. Dr Holzer is also the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, Program Director.
Dr. Holzer graduated from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem as Class Valedictorian in 1992.He was certified as a specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility by the Scientific Committee of the Israeli Medical Association. He also completed a clinical and research fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at McGill University.
As a specialist Dr. Holzer served as a senior physician and a staff member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Medical Centre. He served as the Deputy Director of the IVF unit at Hadassah Mt. Scopus from 1998 to 2004 and was the founder and director of the fertility clinic in the city of Modi’in, where he also served as Medical Director of the Woman’s Health Centre. In addition, he was in charge of the instruction of medical students at the IVF and Obstetrics and Gynecology clinics.
Dr. Holzer received the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine Faculty Prize for Outstanding MD Thesis and the prize for outstanding research from the Israeli Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2003 he was named to the Rector’s list of Hebrew University as Outstanding Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2007 he was awarded the James Fraser Jewell Memorial Fellowship. In 2008 he was awarded the Daniel Webster Fellowship prize for outstanding research in infertility. He is the author and co-author of many infertility-related papers and book chapters. Dr Holzer is the editor of the Oncofertility section in the “Current Oncology” journal, and acts as a reviewer for other medical journals. Dr. Holzer is a member of : Rhea of Hope Foundation Board of Directors, Israel cancer research Found (ICRF) Scientific Advisory Board, Medical advisory Board Fertile Future, Canada, Board of Directors: A World of Dreams Foundation, Montreal Canada, and of the Executive Committee Canadian Friends of Meir Panim, – Relief Centers in Israel
Dr. Holzer joined the medical staff of the McGill Reproductive Centre in 2006. Dr Holzer has been the director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program at McGill since 2008. In 2010 he was appointed as the Medical Director of the McGill University Health Center, Reproductive Center. His main interests are fertility preservation for cancer and non-cancer patients, in-vitro maturation of oocytes and a comprehensive team approach to infertility related issues.