Dr. Katz is a board-certified internist and infectious diseases specialist who trained at the University of Iowa. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the Roy and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, former Chief Medical Officer at America’s Blood Centers in Washington, DC, an ABC past president, former board member and a past chair of its Scientific, Medical and Technical committee. His transfusion medicine career has been dominated by attention to transfusion transmitted infections. He has served multiple terms as the chair of the AABB Transfusion Transmitted Diseases committee and served on many AABB committees and working groups. Dr. Katz is on the Editorial Board of the journal Transfusion, has served on the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee as a member, industry representative and chair, and is a current member of the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability. On his CV are more than sixty peer reviewed publications and book chapters. As a clinician Dr. Katz founded and directed a Ryan White funded comprehensive HIV/AIDS clinic in the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities, and was an infectious diseases consultant and hospital epidemiologist at Genesis Medical Center until assuming his ABC responsibilities in 2012. He is the medical director of the Scott County Health Department and The Project of the Quad Cities, an organization providing both HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections services in a bistate area.
As of July 1, 2022 he has changed to Emeritus status at ImpactLife.
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