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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

Biography

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

Credentials

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Education

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

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Awards

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

2005
Casarett Award
Sponsor: Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

Clinical Trials

Prospective Study of Short Course Radiation Therapy for Elderly Patients with Rectal Cancer

Lead Researcher: Alan W Katz

The purpose of this study is to determine if a short course of radiation therapy is effective to treat rectal cancer in older patients. A shorter course of radiation treatment may be better tolerated than a longer course or surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer in the elderly. Inclusion Criteria: Diagnosis of rectal cancer; 70 years or older at time of diagnosis

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Publications

Journal Articles

2020
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.

4/2019
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.

4/2019
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

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