Transforming medical devices for improved patient outcomes

Stanley Katz, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Cardiology, and Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Services, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Stanley Katz, M.D. serves as Senior Vice President of Cardiovascular Services, Chairman of Cardiology LIJ Medical Center and Chairman of Cardiology, North Shore University Hospital. He also oversees New York’s largest cardiac catheterization laboratory at NSUH, and is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz served as Director of Cardiac Catheterization at Winthrop University Hospital for 10 years.

Dr. Katz started his career as a staff cardiologist at LIJ Medical Center where, in 1984, he started performing acute infarct angioplasty, a procedure that did not become routine until 1994. Similarly, he started performing coronary stenting with biliary stents in 1993 — a year before the U.S. FDA approved the procedure. In 1996 he formalized the process for storing digital archiving on cassette disks, which became standard among hospitals, and in 1998, he started incorporating flat panels into North Shore-LIJ’s cardiac catheterization labs.

Dr. Katz has served as primary investigator on 16 clinical studies in intervention and acute myocardial infarction. He is the author of more than 85 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts.

Dr. Katz earned his Medical Degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa. He interned at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel, completed his pathology residency at Boston University Hospital and his medical residency at LIJ Medical Center. He was a cardiology fellow and a cardiology research fellow at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.