Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MS graduated from Princeton University in 1980, attended Yale Medical School, and completed a medical internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received a Master’s Degree in 1990 at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Katz is currently Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health. He is Director of the Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also has an active rheumatology practice.
Dr. Katz has focused his research on the diagnosis, treatment outcomes and disparities in utilization of interventions for musculoskeletal disorders including osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar spinal stenosis and lower extremity joint replacement. He is Principal Investigator of the MeTeOR Trial, a seven-center RCT of the efficacy of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Dr. Katz is Principal Investigator of the Brigham and Women’s Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (a NIAMS P60 Center) and co-Principal Investigator of a NIAMS funded T32 pre- and postdoctoral clinical research training program in musculoskeletal disorders. He is a Deputy Editor for Methodology of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Katz is a Board member and Vice President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and a Board member and Director of Research of Operation Walk Boston, a philanthropic organization that performs total joint replacement in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Katz received the Young Investigator Award and the Clinical Research Award (2013) from the American College of Rheumatology. A dedicated teacher, he received the Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School in 2007 and the Postdoctoral Mentoring Award from Harvard School of Public Health in 2013.
Dr. Katz lives in Brookline, MA with his wife Susan Zeiger, a feminist historian of the 20th Century. He and Susy have two sons and a devoted Springer Spaniel, Ozzie.