The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Jeffrey Katz, MBChB

Professor

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • MBChB, University of Cape Town Medical School, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Intern, Woodstock Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Resident in Anesthesia, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
  • Resident in Anesthesia, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Anesthesia, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

Professional Experience

  • Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas 2007 – Present
  • Chief Academic Officer, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2005 – 2007
  • Medical Director - UT Physicians, Medical Billing Compliance Officer MSRDP, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 2005 – 2006
  • President, Medical Staff, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston. Texas, 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Operations, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1997 – 2007
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1992 – 2005
  • Chief of Service, Department of Anesthesiology, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1992 – 2005
  • Chief of Service, Department of Anesthesiology, Lyndon B. Johnson Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1992 – 2005
  • Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1989 – Present
  • Interim Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, April – September, 1988
  • Interim Chief of Service, Department of Anesthesiology, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, April – September, 1988
  • Interim Medical Director, Operating Room, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1987 – 1988
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1987 – 1989
  • Coordinator, Residency Training Program, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1986 – 1991
  • Co-Coordinator, Residency Training Program, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas,1982 – 1985
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1981 – 1987
  • Director of Neurosurgical Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1980 – 1992
  • Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas,1980 – 1981
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1980 – Present

Certification

  • Member, South African Medical and Dental Council, 1975
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1981
  • Fellow, American College of Anesthesiology, 1984
  • Recertified, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2003-2011

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Task Force, Self-Evaluation and Education Committee, 1984 – 1987
    • Scientific Section Study Group on Neurosurgical Anesthesia, 1994 – 1995
    • Committee on Surgical Anesthesia, 1992 – 1993
    • Committee on Refresher Courses, 1991 – 1992
    • Committee on Consultant's Comer, 1987 – 1991
  • ACGME
    • Outside Reviewer, RRC in Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Associate Examiner
  • Texas State Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Chairman, Education Committee, 1998 – 1999
    • Member, Education Committee, 1992 – Present
    • Delegate, 1988 – 1991
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Academic Anesthesia Chairmen
  • Society of Neurosurgery Anesthesia and Neurologic Supportive Care

Awards

  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, 1984-1985 
  • Dean's Teaching Excellence List, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1983-1989

Lectures

  • 4th International Conference on Pain Control & Regional Anaesthesia, Cape Town, South Africa, 2005
  • 5th International Conference on pain Control & Regional Anaesthesia, Hong Kong, 2007
  • Israel Society of Anesthesiologists, Disclosure Debate:  Spoke in favor of full disclosure, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2008
  • 4th Biennial Difficult Airway Management Meeting:  Tips from the Experts, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, “Rigid Fiberoptic and Video Laryngoscopes”, Lake Tahoe, Colorado, 2001
  • American Society of Anesthesia Meeting: Anesthesia Provision for Magnetoencephalography, San Francisco, California, 2000
  • 12th World Conference of Anesthesiologists: Confidential questionnaire on management of difficult airway among anesthesiologist attending the 1999 ASA Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2000
  • 3rd Biennial Difficult Airway Management Meeting:  Tips from the Experts, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, “Rigid Fiberoptic Laryngoscopes and Bronchoscopes”, Vail, Calorado, 2000
  • European Society of Regional Anesthesia, “Major Complications Following Regional Anesthesia" "How to Prepare Yourself for a Lawsuit”, Rome, Italy, 2000
  • Israeli Society of Anesthesiologists – Northern Forum, “Risk Management in Cardiovascular Anesthesia’, Afula, Israel, 2000

Selected Publications

  1. Katz, J, Panni, MK: Hyperbaric bupivacaine and maternal hemodynamics. Anesth Analg 104:454, 2007.
  2. Waters RD, Szmuk P, Pivalizza EG, Gebhard RE, Katz J, Ezri T:  American Association of Clinical Directors: The role of anesthesiologists in the selection and administration of perioperative antibiotics; a survey of the American Association of Clinical Directors.  Anesth Analg 102:1177-82. 2006.
  3. Ezri T, Szmuk P, Warters D, Katz J:  Tracheal intubation in obese patients.  Anesth Analg 98(1):272, 2004.
  4. Szmuk P, Zabeeda D, Katz J, Warters RD, Ezri T: Interpleural bupivacaine or IM  meperidine:  analgesia and pulmonary function after open cholecystectomy.  Presented at the American Society of Anesthesia Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October, 2003.  Anesthesiology 99:A106, 2003.
  5. Ezri T, Hazin V, Zabeeda D, Szmuk P, Katz J. Rapiscope is better than auscultation of the lungs for detection of accidental endobronchial intubation during laparoscopic procedures in obese patients. Anesth Analg, 2003.
  6. Ezri T, Szmuk P, Warters RD, Gebhard R, Pivalizza EG, Katz J:  Changes in onset time of rocuronium in patients pretreated with ephedrine and esmolol – the role of cardiac output.  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 47:1067-1072, 2003.
  7. Ezri T, Szmuk P, Warters RD, Katz J, Hagberg CA:  Difficult airway management practice patterns among anesthesiologists practicing in the United States:  Have we made any progress?  J Clin Anesth 15(6):418:22, 2003.
  8. Zabeeda D, Ezri T, Evron S, Szmuk P, Katz J, Medalion B:  Interpleural bupivacaine  or IM meperidine:  analgesia and  pulmonary function following open cholecystectomy.  The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology TM 1092-406X (ISPUB.com – peer reviewed online Journal) 7:1, 2003.
  9. Warters RD, Katz J, Szmuk P, Luehr SL, Pivalizza EG, Koch SM, Price M, Ezri T: Development criteria for academic leadership in anesthesiology: have they changed? Anesthesiology 95(4):1019-23, 2002.
  10. Szmuk P, Ezri T, Hazim V, Zabeeda D, Katz J: Rapiscope is better than chest auscultation for detection of accidental endobronchial intubation during laparoscopic procedures in obese patients. Presented at the American Society of Anesthesia Meeting, New Orleans, October, 2001.
  11. Warters RD, Luehr SL, Szmuk P, Ezri T, Katz J: Credentials for future academic chairs of anesthesiology, have they changed? Presented at the American Society of Anesthesia Meeting, New Orleans, October, 2001.  Anesthesiology 95:A1149, 2001.
  12. Szmuk P, Ezri T, Warters DR, Katz J:  Anesthetic management of a patient with arthrogryposis multiplex congenital and limited mouth opening.  J Clin Anesth 13(1):59-60, 2001.
  13. Szmuk P, Abramson D, Warters RD, Pereira K, Katz J:  Accidental extreme neck extension during repositioning of an operating room table.  Anesthesiology 94(5):940-1, 2001.
  14. Szmuk P, Ezri T, Hagberg C, Katz J: Confidential questionnaire on management of difficult airway among anesthesiologists attending the 1999 ASA Conference. Presented at the 12th World Conference of Anesthesiologists. Montreal, Canada, June 4-9, 2000.
  15. Kee SS, Szmuk P, Mina MM, Ezri T, Katz J: Anesthesia provision for magnetoencephalography. Presented at the American Society of Anesthesia Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October, 2000.
  16. Ezri T, Warters DR, Hagberg C, Szmuk P, Katz JB: The incidence of airway (pharyngoscopic) class zero and correlation between the airway classes, body mass index, and laryngoscopic grades. Presented at the American Society of Anesthesia Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October, 2000; Anesthesiology 93 (3A)A115 September, 2000.
  17. Szmuk P, Ezri T, Berry J, Geva D, Katz J: Comparison of nasal versus oral fiberoptic laryngoscopy in patients breathing spontaneously through a cuffed oropharyngeal airway: A pilot study. Presented at the American Society of Anesthesia Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October, 2000.
  18. Katz J: "Evaluation and Risk Assessment of Patients with Vascular Disease", in Principles and Practice of Anesthesiology. Vol. 1, 2nd Ed, Longnecker, Tinker, and Morgan, eds, Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 1998.
  19. Katz J:  Anesthesiology: A Comprehensive Study Guide, McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Patents

  • Leiman BC, Katz J, Butler BD: Balloon-tipped suction catheter for extirpation of endotracheal or tracheo-bronchial secretions, United States Patent Application, Patent Granted. Patent #4,762,125, August 9, 1988.
  • Leiman BC, Katz J, Butler BD, Salzarulo HH: A carbon dioxide-sensitive endotracheal tube for determination of correct placement of endotracheal tubes. Patent #4,879,999, November 14, 1989.
  • Leiman BC, Butler BD, Katz J, Salzarulo HH: Device for the determination of proper endotracheal tube placement. Patent Application No. 844-090.

Faculty Biography

Jeffrey Katz, MBChB
  • Jeffrey Katz, MBChB
    Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB 3.020
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • phone: (713) 500-3293
    e-mail: Jeffrey.Katz@uth.tmc.edu