Cosmetic Surgery

John B. Holds, M.D., F.A.C.S.



Trinity University – San Antonio, TX

Medical School

Southwestern Medical School – University of Texas

Ophthalmology Residency

Cullen Eye Institute – Baylor College of Medicine

Twelve month chief resident


University of Utah School of Medicine


American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. 1989

Dr. Holds is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon who has practiced in St. Louis since 1990. An ophthalmic plastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon who has specialized in plastic surgery around the eye.

Dr. Holds is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Louis University. He regularly lectures physicians in courses on topics in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial surgery, and has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” since 1994.

Dr. Holds’ practice focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive issues surrounding the eye and middle face. Dr. Holds was one of the original researchers in Botox therapies in the 1980’s, and has developed a number of innovative techniques in cosmetic eyelid surgery. Since 1995, he has practiced in St. Louis West County and is part-time faculty at Saint Louis University. He and his office staff including his aesthetic nurse practitioner, Jackie Carr, NP, RN, BSN, LE and Dr. Neimkin, MD are happy to help you with reconstructive and aging issues in our area.

Dr. Holds’ complete Curriculum Vitae is available for download here.