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Matthew D. Holland, MD


Primary Specialty: Anesthesiology

Someone asked Dr. Holland if he gets tired of working all day with those who are suffering and in pain. “The thing is, I never do,” he responded. “Most of my patients are highly motivated people who have pain that keeps them from doing what they love. When we can treat the pain and restore function, our patients can return to their passions, and they are incredibly appreciative. What an honor to be a part of that process!”

Dr. Holland joined National Spine & Pain Centers in early 2014 after moving from Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Holland has a special interest in treating occupational injuries (workers’ compensation), but he enjoys seeing other patients as well. He also performs Independent Medical Examinations. He manages patients with multiple treatment methods including interventional techniques, injection therapies and medications.

He performs interventional pain management procedures including:

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Epidural Injections
  • Nerve Block Techniques
  • Radiofrequency Neurotomy (uses heat to deaden nerves)
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty (relieves spinal compression fractures)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (implantable pain control device)

He has lectured nationally on topics about pain medicine. Dr. Holland serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Although he grew up in Houston, Texas, Dr. Holland has had a special place in his heart for central Virginia since completing his residency at the University of Virginia. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, trail running (at an embarrassingly slow pace, he says) and spending time with his family.

What Patients Are Saying

“For years I awoke with pain and fell asleep with pain, now I enjoy my day because I can move without feeling the horrible pain in my legs and back. I never dreamed I could find relief and be walking without the aid of my cane. I can do things I couldn’t do before my procedure, walk in stores, do housework and speak in public (before I could not stand for very long). You have given me a new life and it is amazing, now I want to go to places and do things instead of stay in the house and sleep all day. Life without pain is the best miracle I could have received. I believe in your work and I tell as many people as I can about your work and how grateful I am to have you as a doctor. God bless you and the work you do to help people live normal pain free lives!” – Fay

“Dr. Holland and his nurse are “top shelf.” I have received the best pain management from them that I have received in years. Just being in their company is comforting and lifts my mood and spirits. I hope I have a very long relationship with these professionals.” – Buddy

Affiliations Charlottesville
  • Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Fellowship
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine [ None or N/A ] Tucson, AZ 2006
  • Medical School
  • University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston [ None or N/A ] Houston, TX 1998
  • Residency
  • University of Virginia United States Charlottesville, VA 2002
  • Undergraduate
  • Vassar College United States Poughkeepsie, NY 1994


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/31/2020
    Rating: 5

    Service was exceptional and procedures done quickly and efficiently.....thank you!

  • 10/23/2020
    Rating: 5

    I am very thankful to Dr. Holland and all of the wonderful staff at the [...] office. They care about each and every patient. They also go over and above . Are friendly,caring and they also go over and above patient care. I am very thankfull to Dr. Holland and all of the staff. I have had a few procedures done by Dr Holland and his staff. Each and every time I felt as though they went over and above in patient care.

  • 10/23/2020
    Rating: 5

    The office staff is amazing and helpful. [...] is alway friendly and knowledgeable. This helpful when you are nervous. Dr Holland is wonderful. I was very nervous and he reassured me that everything would be ok.

  • 10/22/2020
    Rating: 4.5

    Dr.Holland is a wonderful and great back pain doctor. He is fast at the back injections, trigger points and burning. I just let him do the burning of nerve bundles and so far last night (first night)was great! Looking forward to great relief ahead I hope! Highly recommended!!!