David A. Katz, MD, MSc

Portrait
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

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

Education/Training Program Affiliations

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

Publications

Katz, D. A., Buchanan, D. M., Vander Weg, M., Faseru, B., Horwitz, P. A., Jones, P. G. & Spertus, J. A. (2018). Does outpatient cardiac rehabilitation help patients with acute myocardial infarction quit smoking?. Preventive Medicine, 118, 51-58. PMID: 30316877.

Katz, D. A., Stewart, K., Paez, M., Vander Weg, M. W., Grant, K. M., Hamlin, C. & Gaeth, G. (2018). Development of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) questionnaire to understand veterans' preferences for tobacco treatment in primary care. Patient. PMID: 29855976.

Kuperman, E. F., Chapin, J., Grant, K. M., Vander Weg, M. W. & Katz, D. A. (2018). The Association between the Electronic Health Record and Patient-Reported Receipt of Tobacco Cessation Care in Hospitalized Veterans. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 44(5), 304-306. PMID: 29759264.

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.

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., 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.

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. PMID: 26659695.

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.

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., 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. Addict Sci Clin Pract, 9, 1. PMID: 24460974.

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., 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.

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, 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. Nicotine Tob Res, 15(6), 1032-43. PMID: 23125437.

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., 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.

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., 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., 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. 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., 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., 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., 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 Intern Med, 20(3), 251-8. PMID: 15836529.

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. 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, 96(8), 594-603. PMID: 15100337.

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.

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., 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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