David A. Katz, MD, MSc

Portrait
Co-Director
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 151 VAMC Building 42
Iowa City, IA 52242
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Office: SE 607 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-353-8622

Education

BA, Oberlin College
MD, Jefferson Medical College
MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

Fellow, Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Resident, Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Fellow, General Internal Medicine & Clinical Research, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Fellow, Clinical Decision Analysis and Health Services Research, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Licensure and Certifications

Federal Controlled Substance Certification - United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Certification

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Publications

Katz, D. A., Graber, M., Lounsbury, P., Vander Weg, M. W., Phillips, E. K., Clair, C., Horwitz, P. A., Cai, X. & Christensen, A. J. (2017). Multiple Risk Factor Counseling to Promote Heart-healthy Lifestyles in the Chest Pain Observation Unit: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Emerg Med, 24(8), 968-982. PMID: 28748625.

Vander Weg, M. W., Holman, J. E., Rahman, H., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Hillis, S. L., Fu, S. S., Grant, K. M., Prochazka, A. V., Adams, S. L., Battaglia, C. T., Buchanan, L. M., Tinkelman, D. & Katz, D. A. (2017). Implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized Veterans: Cessation results from the VA-BEST Trial. J Subst Abuse Treat, 77, 79-88.

Katz, D. A., Stewart, K., Paez, M., Holman, J. E., Adams, S. L., Vander Weg, M. W., Battaglia, C. T., Joseph, A. M., Titler, M. G. & Ono, S. (2016). "Let me get you a nicotine patch” – Nurses’ perceptions of implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized veterans. Mil Med, 181(4), 373-82. PMID: 27046185.

Vander Weg, M. W., Cozad, A. J., Howren, M. B., Cretzmeyer, M., Scherubel, M., Turvey, C., Grant, K. M., Abrams, T. E. & Katz, D. A. (2016). An individually-tailored smoking cessation intervention for rural Veterans: a pilot randomized trial. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 811. PMID: 27535024.

Katz, D. A., McCoy, K. & Sarrazin, M. (2015). Does improved continuity of VA primary care reduce emergency department visits and hospitalization in older veterans?. J Am Geriatr Soc, 63, 2510-18.

Katz, D. A., Paez, M. W., Reisinger, H. S., Gillette, M. T., Weg, M. W., Titler, M. G., Nugent, A. S., Baker, L. J., Holman, J. E. & Ono, S. S. (2014). Implementation of smoking cessation guidelines in the emergency department: a qualitative study of staff perceptions (NCT00756704). Addict Sci Clin Pract, 9, 1. PMID: 24460974.

Katz, D. A., McCoy, K. & Sarrazin, M. V. (2014). Does improved continuity of primary care affect clinician-patient communication in VA?. J Gen Intern Med, 29(2), S682-8. PMID: 24072718.

Katz, D. A., Holman, J. E., Johnson, S. R., Hillis, S. L., Adams, S. L., Fu, S. S., Grant, K. M., Buchanan, L. M., Prochazka, A., Battaglia, C. T., Titler, M. G., Joseph, A. M. & Weg, M. V. (2014). Implementing Best Evidence in Smoking Cessation Treatment for Hospitalized Veterans: Results from the VA-BEST Trial. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 40(11), 493-1. PMID: 26111367.

Carrier, E. R., Reschovsky, J. D., Katz, D. A. & Mello, M. M. (2013). High physician concern about malpractice risk predicts more aggressive diagnostic testing in office-based practice. Health Aff (Project Hope), 32(8), 1383-91. PMID: 23918482.

Katz, D. A., Holman, J. E., Nugent, A. S., Baker, L. J., Johnson, S. R., Hillis, S. L., Tinkelman, D. G., Titler, M. G. & Vander Weg, M. W. (2013). The emergency department action in smoking cessation (EDASC) trial: impact on cessation outcomes (NCT00756704). Nicotine Tob Res, 15(6), 1032-43. PMID: 23125437.

Katz, D. A., Holman, J., Johnson, S., Hillis, S. L., Ono, S., Stewart, K., Paez, M., Fu, S., Grant, K., Buchanan, L., Prochazka, A., Battaglia, C., Titler, M. & Vander Weg, M. W. (2013). Implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized veterans: effects on nurse attitudes and performance. J Gen Inern Med, 28(11), 1420-9. PMID: 23649783.

Katz, D. A., Aufderheide, T. P., Gaeth, G., Rahko, P. S., Hillis, S. L. & Selker, H. P. (2013). Satisfaction and emergency department revisits in patients with possible acute coronary syndrome. J Emerg Med, 45(6), 947-57. PMID: 23937807.

Katz, D. A., Vander Weg, M. W., Holman, J., Nugent, A., Baker, L., Johnson, S., Hillis, S. L. & Titler, M. (2012). The Emergency Department Action in Smoking Cessation (EDASC) trial: impact on delivery of smoking cessation counseling. Acad Emerg Med, 19(4), 409-20. PMID: 22506945.

Kamath, A. S., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Vander Weg, M. W., Cai, X., Cullen, J. & Katz, D. A. (2012). Hospital costs associated with smoking in veterans undergoing general surgery. J Am Coll Surg, 214(6), 901-8.e1. PMID: 22502993.

Katz, D. A., Tang, F., Faseru, B., Horwitz, P. A., Jones, P. & Spertus, J. (2011). Prevalence and correlates of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in hospitalized smokers with acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J, 162(1), 74-80. PMID: 21742092.

Chi, C. L., Street, W. N. & Katz, D. A. (2010). A decision support system for cost-effective diagnosis. Artif Intell Med, 50(3), 149-61. PMID: 20933375.

Carrier, E. R., Reschovsky, J. D., Mello, M. M., Mayrell, R. C. & Katz, D. (2010). Physicians' fears of malpractice lawsuits are not assuaged by tort reforms. Health Aff (Millwood), 29(9), 1585-92. PMID: 20820012.

Katz, D. A., Graber, M., Birrer, E., Lounsbury, P., Baldwin, A., Hillis, S. L. & Christensen, A. J. (2009). Health beliefs toward cardiovascular risk reduction in patients admitted to chest pain observation units. Acad Emerg Med, 16(5), 379-87. PMID: 19302365.

Katz, D., Vander Weg, M., Fu, S., Prochazka, A., Grant, K., Buchanan, L., Tinkelman, D., Reisinger, H. S., Brooks, J., Hillis, S. L., Joseph, A. & Titler, M. (2009). A before-after implementation trial of smoking cessation guidelines in hospitalized veterans(NCT00816036): Study protocol. Implement Sci, 4, 58. PMID: 19744339.

Katz, D. A., Aufderheide, T. P., Bogner, M., Rahko, P. S., Hillis, S. L. & Selker, H. P. (2008). Do emergency department patients with possible acute coronary syndrome have better outcomes when admitted to cardiology versus other services?. Ann Emerg Med, 51, 561-570. PMID: 17764781.

Katz, D. A., Jarrard, D. F., McHorney, C. A., Hillis, S., Wiebe, D. A. & Fryback, D. G. (2007). Health perceptions in patients who undergo screening and workup for prostate cancer. Urology, 69, 215-220. PMID: 17320653.

Katz, D. A., Dawson, J., Beshansky, J. R., Rahko, P. S., Aufderheide, T. P., Bogner, M., Tighouart, H. & Selker, H. P. (2007). Does concordance with guideline triage recommendations affect clinical care of patients with possible acute coronary syndrome?. Med Decis Making, 27(4), 423-437. PMID: 17641142.

Katz, D. A., Aufderheide, T. P., Bogner, M., Rahko, P. S., Brown, R. L., Brown, L. M., Prekker, M. E. & Selker, H. P. (2006). The impact of unstable angina guidelines in the triage of emergency department patients with possible acute coronary syndrome. Med Decis Making, 26, 606-616. PMID: 17099199.

Cram, P. M., Katz, D. A., Vijan, S., Kent, D. M., Langa, K. M. & Fendrick, A. M. (2006). Implantable or external defibrillators for individuals at increased risk of cardiac arrest: where cost-effectiveness hits fiscal reality. Value Health, 9(5), 292-302. PMID: 16961547.

Katz, D. A., Williams, G. C., Brown, R. L., Aufderheide, T. P., Bogner, M., Rahko, P. S. & Selker, H. P. (2005). Emergency physicians' fear of malpractice in evaluating patients with possible acute cardiac ischemia. Ann Emerg Med, 46(6), 525-33. PMID: 16308068.

Cram, P. M., Vijan, S., Katz, D. A. & Fendrick, A. M. (2005). Cost-effectiveness of in-home automated external defibrillators for individuals at increased risk of sudden cardiac death. J Gen Int Med, 20(3), 251-8. PMID: 15836529.

Katz, D. A., Muehlenbruch, D. R., Brown, R. L., Fiore, M. C., Baker, T. B. & AHRQ Smoking Cessation Guidelines Study Group, (2004). Effectiveness of implementing the agency for healthcare research and quality smoking cessation clinical practice guideline: a randomized, controlled trial. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr, 96(8), 594-603. PMID: 15100337.

Katz, D. A., Brown, R. B., Muehlenbruch, D. R., Fiore, M. C., Baker, T. B. & AHRQ Smoking Cessation Guidelines Study Group, (2004). Implementing guidelines for smoking cessation: comparing the efforts of nurses and medical assistants. Am J Prev Med, 27(5), 411-6. PMID: 15556742.

Katz, D. A., Muehlenbruch, D. R., Brown, R. B., Fiore, M. C., Baker, T. B. & AHRQ Smoking Cessation Guidelines Study Group, (2002). Effectiveness of a clinic-based strategy for implementing the AHRQ Smoking Cessation Guideline in primary care. Prev Med, 35(3), 293-301. PMID: 12202073.

Katz, D. A., McHorney, C. A. (2002). The relationship between insomnia and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic illness. J Fam Pract, 3(229-35). PMID: 11978233.

Schapira, M. M., Lawrence, W. F., Katz, D. A., McAuliffe, T. L. & Nattinger, A. B. (2001). The effect of treatment on quality of life among men with clinically localized prostate cancer. Med Care, 39(3), 243-53. PMID: 11242319.

Rosenberg, M. A., Fryback, D. G. & Katz, D. A. (2000). A statistical model to detect DRG upcoding. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol, 1, 233-52.

Katz, D. A., Payne, D. & Pauker, S. G. (2000). Early surgery versus conservative management of dissecting aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta. Med Dec Making, 20, 377-93. PMID: 11059471.

Katz, D. A., McHorney, C. A. & Atkinson, R. L. (2000). Impact of obesity on health-related quality of life in patients with chronic illness. J Gen Intern Med, 15(11), 789-96. PMID: 11119171.

Katz, D. A. (1999). Barriers between guidelines and improved patient care: An Analysis of AHCPR's Unstable Angina Clinical Practice Guideline. Health Serv Res, 34(1, Pt2), 377-89. PMID: 10199682.

Katz, D. A. (1999). A primer on measures of treatment effectiveness and diagnostic test performance. Wisc Med J, 98(2), 37-43. PMID: 10235061.

Katz, D. A., Rothstein, R. I., Dunn, J., Schned, A. S. & Antonioli, D. (1998). The incidence of high grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett's esophagus undergoing periodic endoscopic surveillance. Am J Gastroenterol, 93, 536-41.

Katz, D. A., McHorney, C. A. (1998). Clinical correlates of insomnia in patients with chronic illness. Arch Intern Med, 158(10), 1099-1107. PMID: 9605781.

Swan, J. S., Fryback, D. G., Lawrence, W. F., Katz, D. A., Heisey, D. M., Hagenauer, M. E., Selzer, P. M. & Jacobson, B. K. (1997). MR and conventional angiography: Work in progress toward assessing utility in radiology. Acad Radiol, 4(7), 475-82. PMID: 9232166.

Katz, D. A., Bates, D. W., Rittenberg, E., Onderdonk, A., Sands, K., Barefoot, L. & Snydman, D. (1997). Predicting clostridium difficile stool cytotoxin results in hospitalized patients with diarrhea. J Gen Intern Med, 12(1), 57-62. PMID: 9034947.

Katz, D. A., Griffith, J. L., Beshansky, J. R. & Selker, H. P. (1996). The use of empiric data in the evaluation of medical practice guidelines for unstable angina. JAMA, 276(19), 1568-74. PMID: 8918854.

Katz, D. A., Lynch, M. E. & Littenberg, B. (1996). Clinical predictors to optimize stool cytotoxin testing for Clostridium difficile in hospitalized patients with diarrhea. Am J Med, 100(5), 487-95. PMID: 8644759.

Katz, D. A., Cronenwett, J. L. (1994). The cost-effectiveness of early surgery versus watchful waiting in the management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg, 19(6), 980-90. PMID: 8201717.

Cronenwett, J. L., Katz, D. A. (1993). When Should Intrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms be Repaired: What are the Critical Risk Factors and Dimensions?. In F. J. Veith , F. J. Veith (Eds.) Current Critical Problems in Vascular Surgery. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing.

Katz, D. A., Welch, H. G. (1993). Discounting in cost-effectiveness analysis. PharmacoEconomics, 3(4), 276-85. PMID: 10146991.

Katz, D. A., Littenberg, B. & Cronenwett, J. L. (1992). Management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms: early repair vs. watchful waiting. JAMA, 268(19), 2678-86. PMID: 1433687.