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

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

Contact Information

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-2171

Patient Care Bio

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

Awards & Honors (Local)

Physician's Recognition Award | American Medical Association 2011 - 2014
Casarett Award | Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2005

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD) - Primary


Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology


MPH | Public Health | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent2004
MD | Medicine | Israel-Sackler School of Medicine1985
BS | Biology | St Univ at Binghamton1981

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Radiation Oncology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
Residency in Oncology at Sheba Medical Center09/01/1986 - 12/01/1993
Internship in Oncology at Assaf Nasofeh Medical Center08/01/1985 - 07/01/1986