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Alan W. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2171

Office: (585) 275-3913

Fax: (585) 275-1531

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Radiation Oncology


I was drawn to gastrointestinal oncology because it is a challenging field, which includes some of the most lethal cancers. Radiation therapy plays an important role in the management of these diverse malignancies, including its use prior to surgery, as definitive treatment with chemotherapy and for palliation of local or metastatic disease. I also have expertise in stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of primary and metastatic gastrointestinal malignancies.

My philosophy of patient care is based on a personalized approach, providing each patient with comprehensive information regarding his or her diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis. It is a privilege to be entrusted with a patient's care – and I will always do my best to treat my patients with integrity, compassion and respect.

Conditions I Treat

- Esophageal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Anal cancer
- Other gastrointestinal malignancies



  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology


MD | Sackler School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship in Radiation Oncology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

09/01/1986 - 12/01/1993
Residency in Oncology at Sheba Medical Center

08/01/1985 - 07/30/1986
Internship in Oncology at Assaf Nasofeh Medical Center

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2011 - 2014
Physician's Recognition Award
Sponsor: American Medical Association

Casarett Award
Sponsor: Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY


Journal Articles

Abrams RA; Winter KA; Safran H; Goodman KA; Regine WF; Berger AC; Gillin MT; Philip PA; Lowy AM; Wu A; DiPetrillo TA; Corn BW; Seaward SA; Haddock MG; Song S; Jiang Y; Fisher BJ; Katz AW; Mehta S; Willett CG; Crane CH. "Results of the NRG Oncology/RTOG 0848 adjuvant chemotherapy question-erlotinib+gemcitabine for resected cancer of the pancreatic head: a phase II randomized clinical trial". Am J Clin Oncol. 2020; 43: 173-179.

Cummings MA, Usuki KY, Fleming FJ, Tejani MA, Katz AW. "Short course radiation therapy for rectal cancer in the elderly: can radical surgery be avoided?" Journal of gastrointestinal oncology.. 2019 Apr 0; 10(2):357-361.

Qiu H, Katz AW, Milano MT. "Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus metastasectomy for oligometastases." Journal of thoracic disease.. 2019 Apr 0; 11(4):1082-1084.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: The Testes
Book Title: ALERT: Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Author List: Ginsberg JP; Katz AW
Edited By: Rubin P, Constine LS, Marks LB
Published By: Springer 2013 in New York

Chapter Title: Liver metastasis
Book Title: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Author List: Stinauer M; Lanciano R; Schefter TE; Kavanagh B; Carlson JA; Katz AW
Edited By: Lo SS; Teh BS; Lu JJ; Schefter TE
Published By: Springer 2012 in Heidelberg

Chapter Title: KV planar image-guided SBRT using the Novalis system in an ovarian cancer patient with liver metastases
Book Title: Image Guided Radiation Therapy: A Clinical Perspective
Author List: Katz AW; Cheruvu P; Schell MC; Phillip A; Milano MT
Edited By: Mundt AJ; Roeske JC
Published By: People's Medical Publishing House-USA 2011 in Shelton, CT