Director Biography

Aaron E. Katz, M.D., a board-certified urologic oncologist, specializes in cryosurgery and the use of complementary medicine for the treatment of urologic conditions. He currently serves as the Chairman, Department of Urology at Winthrop University Hospital and is the host of Katz’s Corner, a radio program on WABC Radio featuring topics on Men’s Health.

In 1986, Dr. Katz graduated from New York Medical College and completed a six-year training program at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following his residency, he was awarded a Ferdinand Valentine Fellowship from the New York Academy of Medicine to advance his studies in the field of Urologic Oncology at Columbia University. During this time, Dr. Katz developed an innovative blood test known as Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), used to detect small amounts of prostate cancer cells. The RT-PCR test was the first time urologic cancers were scored using a molecular assay.

Recognized as a pioneer and expert of prostate cryosurgery, Dr. Katz has been using this modality of treatment since the early 1990’s and has trained over 100 urologists in both the United States and Europe on cryosurgery techniques. His involvement with the advancement of cryosurgery technology helped Medicare approve this therapy for the treatment of radiation-recurrent tumors.

Dr. Katz has published over 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed four chapters to various urologic textbooks, as well as lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.

 


 

 

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