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

Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal, Foregut, Stomach, Liver Cancer; Radiation Oncology

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


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


Faculty Appointments


  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology


BS | St Univ at Binghamton

MD | Israel-Sackler School of Medicine

MPH | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

08/01/1985 - 07/01/1986
Internship in Internal Medicine: Oncology at Assaf Nasofeh Medical Center

09/01/1986 - 12/01/1993
Residency in Internal Medicine: Oncology at Sheba 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

Mohamed M; Katz AW; Tejani M; Sharma AK; Kashyap R; Noel MS; Qiu H; Hezel AF; Ramaraju GA; Dokus MK; Orloff MS. "Comparison of outcomes between SBRT, yttrium-90 radioembolization, trans-arterial chemoembolization, and radiofrequency ablation as bridge to transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma". Adv Radiat Oncol. 2016; 1(1): 35-42.

Chawla S, Katz AW, Rauh SM, Monson JR. "Can Surgery be Avoided After Preoperative Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer in the Era of Organ Preservation? Current Review of Literature." American journal of clinical oncology.. 2015 Oct 0; 38(5):534-40.

Bergsma DP, Schoeniger LO, Bratton L, Katz AW. "Long-Term Survival of a Patient with Metastatic Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Stomach Treated with Radiation Therapy." Case reports in oncology. 2015 8(3):416-22. Epub 2015 Oct 08.

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: Springer2013 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: Springer2012 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-USA2011 in Shelton, CT