Liam Holtzman, DO, FACEP

Assistant ProfessorLiam Holtzman, DO, FACEP
Senior Medical Officer

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Dr. Holtzman is a graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Post graduate education was earned via internship at Crozer Health System in Philadelphia, EM residency at York Hospital/PSU Hershey Medical Center, and fellowship in Law Enforcement EMS at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Holtzman served for eleven years in the US Navy Reserve ascending to rank of Lieutenant Commander before receiving an Honorable Discharge in 2012.

Following fellowship at JHU, Dr. Holtzman relocated to Florida where he became an Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Medical Director at UF. While at UF, he participated as core faculty in establishing the EM residency at UF’s main campus, served as departmental trauma liaison as well as the Medical Director of the North Central Florida Trauma Agency, and contributed to the planning and construction of the $400M emergency center.

Dr. Holtzman’s background encompasses unique experiences across of a range of tactical and operational theaters. He developed a program of tactical medical support and served as the Tactical Medical Director for local city and county SWAT teams as well as a physician for the Space Shuttle program Manned Spaceflight Medical Support Team at NASA.

In 2007, Dr. Holtzman completed police academy and advanced training spanning almost two years and was sworn as an auxiliary State Trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol. He served for four years in a sworn/armed but strictly volunteer role providing non-medical law enforcement functions including highway patrol, motorist assists, crash investigations, mass gathering crowd control, and making arrests alongside full time Troopers.

In 2010, Dr. Holtzman became medical director of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. There he was responsible for operational supervision and education, as well as a deployable asset for high risk operations, for Special Agent medics assigned to the nationally distributed SRT teams. Further, he participated as part of an elite special operations physician team whose responsibilities served agencies such as the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. ICE, U.S. Marshal Service, U.S. Department of State, and others.

Most recently Dr. Holtzman completed training to be sworn as a Deputy Sheriff with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office where his role will be to support the law enforcement functions of that office and enhance Deputy safety while on patrol and during high risk operations.

Dr. Holtzman lectures in combat lifesaving, executive protection, medico-legal topics, and has been published in both emergency and tactical topics.