Erica Holland, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Erica Holland


Dr. Erica Holland, MD is a sub-specialist in the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She received her BA from Cornell University and her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Boston University/Boston Medical Center, a Fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Fellowship in Bioethics from the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.

She is an attending physician with the multidisciplinary program Project RESPECT, caring for patients with substance use disorder affecting pregnancy and the postpartum period. Her research interests include the role of urine drug testing in pregnancy, the management of opioid use disorder during pregnancy, pain management during and after childbirth, and ethical issues surrounding the care of pregnant individuals.

Dr. Holland is a member of the Boston Medical Center Ethics Committee as well as the ACOG Ethics Committee. She is currently funded by the Greenwall Foundation to study the effects of an ethics-informed policy of urine drug testing on patients and providers. She has been an invited speaker regionally and nationally on the topic of urine drug testing in pregnancy. She aims to apply bioethics theory to dilemmas of clinical obstetrics.


  • University of Massachusetts Worcester, MD
  • Cornell University, BA


  • Published on 5/19/2023

    Holland E, Gibbs L, Spence NZ, Young M, Werler MM, Guang Z, Saia K, Bateman BT, Achu R, Wachman EM. A comparison of postpartum opioid consumption and opioid discharge prescriptions among opioid-naïve patients and those with opioid use disorder. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 Aug; 5(8):101025. PMID: 37211090.

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  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Bosenberg A, Holland E. Thoracic regional anesthesia and the impact on ventilation. Paediatr Anaesth. 2022 Feb; 32(2):380-384. PMID: 34954866.

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  • Published on 1/25/2020

    O'Rourke-Suchoff D, Sobel L, Holland E, Perkins R, Saia K, Bell S. The labor and birth experience of women with opioid use disorder: A qualitative study. Women Birth. 2020 Nov; 33(6):592-597. PMID: 31987751.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Holland E, Sudhof LS, Zera C. Optimal pain management for cesarean delivery. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2020; 58(2):42-49. PMID: 32039926.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Holland E, Bateman BT, Cole N, Taggart A, Robinson LA, Sugrue R, Xu X, Robinson JN. Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Intervention That Eliminated Routine Use of Opioids After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 01; 133(1):91-97. PMID: 30531571.

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  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Sobel L, O'Rourke-Suchoff D, Holland E, Remis K, Resnick K, Perkins R, Bell S. Pregnancy and Childbirth After Sexual Trauma: Patient Perspectives and Care Preferences. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 12; 132(6):1461-1468. PMID: 30399100.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Samura T, Steer J, Michelis LD, Carroll L, Holland E, Perkins R. Factors Associated With Excessive Gestational Weight Gain: Review of Current Literature. Glob Adv Health Med. 2016 Jan; 5(1):87-93. PMID: 26937318.

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  • Published on 6/3/2015

    Holland E, Michelis LD, Sonalkar S, Curry CL. Barriers to Immediate Post-placental Intrauterine Devices among Attending Level Educators. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Jul-Aug; 25(4):355-8. PMID: 26048758.

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  • Published on 9/9/2014

    Bagley SM, Wachman EM, Holland E, Brogly SB. Review of the assessment and management of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2014; 9(1):19. PMID: 25199822.

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  • Published on 12/1/2013

    Holland E, Moore Simas TA, Doyle Curiale DK, Liao X, Waring ME. Self-reported pre-pregnancy weight versus weight measured at first prenatal visit: effects on categorization of pre-pregnancy body mass index. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Dec; 17(10):1872-8. PMID: 23247668.

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