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Steven Katz, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Medical Director, Endovascular Services, Huntington Memorial Hospital
Gme General Surgery Residency Program Director, Huntington Memorial Hospital
Nsqip Champion At Huntington Memorial Hospital
GNH 9900 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5850


Dr. Katz holds the title of Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is the Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory at Huntington Memorial Hospital and serves as their Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Katz educational record includes a Phi Beta Kappa honor. He earned his MD from the University of California, Irvine, in 1975 and was president of his chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He completed an internship and residency in Medicine at Harbor General Hospital in Los Angeles, California in 1978 and completed an internship and residency in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 1979. He also completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, in 1984. Prior to joining the USC faculty full time in 1999, he has been a voluntary attending physician at LAC+USC Medical Center since 1984.

Dr. Katz is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Surgery with added qualifications in Vascular Surgery. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and a member of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Southern California Vascular Society, Western Surgical Association, Western Vascular Society, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is a past president of the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society. Dr. Katz has authored over fifty peer reviewed publications and has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America from 2009-2012.


Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

Lange Award

University of California at Irvine: Deans Award, 1974

Alpha Omega Alpha

President Alpha Omega Alpha

Huntington Memorial Hospital: Surgical Faculty Teaching Award, 1998

Huntington Memorial Hospital: Chief of Surgery, 2003

Huntington Memorial Hospital: Clinical Surgery, 2005

Huntington Memorial Hospital: Surgical Faculty Teaching Award , 1998


Kurian AW, Li Y, Hamilton AS, Ward KC, Hawley ST, Morrow M, McLeod MC, Jagsi R, Katz SJ. Gaps in Incorporating Germline Genetic Testing Into Treatment Decision-Making for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Apr 12; JCO2016716480. View in: PubMed

Jagsi R, Griffith KA, Kurian AW, Morrow M, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Reply to S. M. Sorscher and A. B. Hafeez Bhatti. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 10; 33(35):4233. View in: PubMed

Katz SJ. Cancer Care Delivery Research and the National Cancer Institute SEER Program: Challenges and Opportunities. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Aug; 1(5):677-8. View in: PubMed

Jagsi R, Li Y, Morrow M, Janz N, Alderman A, Graff J, Hamilton A, Katz S, Hawley S. Patient-reported Quality of Life and Satisfaction With Cosmetic Outcomes After Breast Conservation and Mastectomy With and Without Reconstruction: Results of a Survey of Breast Cancer Survivors. Ann Surg. 2015 Jun; 261(6):1198-206. View in: PubMed

Jagsi R, Griffith KA, Kurian AW, Morrow M, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Concerns about cancer risk and experiences with genetic testing in a diverse population of patients with breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 10; 33(14):1584-91. View in: PubMed

Wu T, Weaver F, Katz S. Identification of a high-risk subset of patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass surgery. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan 1; 150(1):82-4. View in: PubMed

Jagsi R, Pottow JA, Griffith KA, Bradley C, Hamilton AS, Graff J, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Long-term financial burden of breast cancer: experiences of a diverse cohort of survivors identified through population-based registries. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 20; 32(12):1269-76. View in: PubMed

Lillie SE, Janz NK, Friese CR, Graff JJ, Schwartz K, Hamilton AS, Gay BB, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Racial and ethnic variation in partner perspectives about the breast cancer treatment decision-making experience. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Jan 1; 41(1):13-20. View in: PubMed

Wu TY, Giesler G, Herscu G, Ochoa C, Reed R, Rowe V, Yaghmai B, Katz SG. Agreement among observers in the assignment of TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus classification and runoff score. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 58(5):1254-8. View in: PubMed

Simpson JR, Katz SG, Laan TV. Oversedation in postoperative patients requiring ventilator support greater than 48 hours: a 4-year National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-driven project. Am Surg. 2013 Oct; 79(10):1106-10. View in: PubMed

Friese CR, Pini TM, Li Y, Abrahamse PH, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Jagsi R, Janz NK, Hawley ST, Katz SJ, Griggs JJ. Adjuvant endocrine therapy initiation and persistence in a diverse sample of patients with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Apr; 138(3):931-9. View in: PubMed

Aimaq R, Katz SG. Using distal revascularization with interval ligation as the primary treatment of hand ischemia after dialysis access creation. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Apr; 57(4):1073-8; discussion 1078. View in: PubMed

Compoginis JM, Katz SG. American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program as a quality improvement tool: a single institution's experience with vascular surgical site infections. Am Surg. 2013 Mar; 79(3):274-8. View in: PubMed

Hawley ST, Lillie SE, Morris A, Graff JJ, Hamilton A, Katz SJ. Surgeon-level variation in patients' appraisals of their breast cancer treatment experiences. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jan; 20(1):7-14. View in: PubMed

Griggs JJ, Hawley ST, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Jagsi R, Janz NK, Mujahid MS, Friese CR, Salem B, Abrahamse PH, Katz SJ. Factors associated with receipt of breast cancer adjuvant chemotherapy in a diverse population-based sample. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Sep 1; 30(25):3058-64. View in: PubMed

Lee JJ, Katz SG. The number of patent tibial vessels does not influence primary patency after nitinol stenting of the femoral and popliteal arteries. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 55(4):994-1000; discussion 1000. View in: PubMed

Boutros C, Ryan K, Katz S, Espat NJ, Somasundar P. Total laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: beyond selected patients. Am Surg. 2011 Nov; 77(11):1526-30. View in: PubMed

Rodriguez A, Katz SG. The use of the StarClose device for obtaining femoral artery hemostasis. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Oct; 45(7):627-30. View in: PubMed

Baldwin KM, Katz SC, Espat NJ, Somasundar P. Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy in elderly subjects: splenic vessel sacrifice may be associated with a higher rate of splenic infarction. HPB (Oxford). 2011 Sep; 13(9):621-5. View in: PubMed

Allison SK, Gur I, Lee WM, Katz SG. Carotid stenting: a surgeon's perspective. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jul; 213(1):173-8; discussion 178-9. View in: PubMed

Janz NK, Hawley ST, Mujahid MS, Griggs JJ, Alderman A, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Jagsi R, Katz SJ. Correlates of worry about recurrence in a multiethnic population-based sample of women with breast cancer. Cancer. 2011 May 1; 117(9):1827-36. View in: PubMed

Gur I, Lee W, Akopian G, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Katz SG. Clinical outcomes and implications of failed infrainguinal endovascular stents. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Mar; 53(3):658-66; discussion 667. View in: PubMed

Chong TJ, Rowe VL, Weaver FA, Katz SG. Impact of race on infrainguinal angioplasty and stenting. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 25(2):204-9. View in: PubMed

Katz SC, Donkor C, Glasgow K, Pillarisetty VG, Gönen M, Espat NJ, Klimstra DS, D'Angelica MI, Allen PJ, Jarnagin W, Dematteo RP, Brennan MF, Tang LH. T cell infiltrate and outcome following resection of intermediate-grade primary neuroendocrine tumours and liver metastases. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Dec; 12(10):674-83. View in: PubMed

Gur I, Katz S. Baroreceptor failure syndrome after bilateral carotid body tumor surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 Nov; 24(8):1138. e1-3. View in: PubMed

Friese CR, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Jagsi R, Graff J, Hamilton AS, Janz NK, Katz SJ. Employment of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in breast cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2010 Nov; 6(6):312-6. View in: PubMed

Katz SJ, Hawley ST, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Friese CR, Alderman AK, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Hofer TP. Does it matter where you go for breast surgery?: attending surgeon's influence on variation in receipt of mastectomy for breast cancer. Med Care. 2010 Oct; 48(10):892-9. View in: PubMed

de Virgilio C, Yaghoubian A, Kaji A, Collins JC, Deveney K, Dolich M, Easter D, Hines OJ, Katz S, Liu T, Mahmoud A, Melcher ML, Parks S, Reeves M, Salim A, Scherer L, Takanishi D, Waxman K. Predicting performance on the American Board of Surgery qualifying and certifying examinations: a multi-institutional study. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):852-6. View in: PubMed

Jagsi R, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ. Patterns and correlates of adjuvant radiotherapy receipt after lumpectomy and after mastectomy for breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 10; 28(14):2396-403. View in: PubMed

Mujahid MS, Janz NK, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ. The impact of sociodemographic, treatment, and work support on missed work after breast cancer diagnosis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Jan; 119(1):213-20. View in: PubMed

Alderman AK, Hawley ST, Janz NK, Mujahid MS, Morrow M, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ. Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postmastectomy breast reconstruction: results from a population- based study. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 10; 27(32):5325-30. View in: PubMed

Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Janz NK, Morrow M, Jagsi R, Salem B, Katz SJ. Decision involvement and receipt of mastectomy among racially and ethnically diverse breast cancer patients. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 Oct 7; 101(19):1337-47. View in: PubMed

Dearing DD, Patel KR, Compoginis JM, Kamel MA, Weaver FA, Katz SG. Primary stenting of the superficial femoral and popliteal artery. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Sep; 50(3):542-7. View in: PubMed

Katz SC, Pillarisetty V, Bamboat ZM, Shia J, Hedvat C, Gonen M, Jarnagin W, Fong Y, Blumgart L, D'Angelica M, DeMatteo RP. T cell infiltrate predicts long-term survival following resection of colorectal cancer liver metastases. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Sep; 16(9):2524-30. View in: PubMed

Hamilton AS, Hofer TP, Hawley ST, Morrell D, Leventhal M, Deapen D, Salem B, Katz SJ. Latinas and breast cancer outcomes: population-based sampling, ethnic identity, and acculturation assessment. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jul; 18(7):2022-9. View in: PubMed

Katz SC, Shia J, Liau KH, Gonen M, Ruo L, Jarnagin WR, Fong Y, D'Angelica MI, Blumgart LH, Dematteo RP. Operative blood loss independently predicts recurrence and survival after resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Ann Surg. 2009 Apr; 249(4):617-23. View in: PubMed

Nael K, Kee ST, Solomon H, Katz SG. Endovascular management of central thoracic veno-occlusive diseases in hemodialysis patients: a single institutional experience in 69 consecutive patients. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009 Jan; 20(1):46-51. View in: PubMed

Hawley ST, Janz NK, Hamilton A, Griggs JJ, Alderman AK, Mujahid M, Katz SJ. Latina patient perspectives about informed treatment decision making for breast cancer. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Nov; 73(2):363-70. View in: PubMed

Bremner AK, Katz SG. Are octogenarians at high risk for carotid endarterectomy? J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):549-53. View in: PubMed

Hayman JA, Abrahamse PH, Lakhani I, Earle CC, Katz SJ. Use of palliative radiotherapy among patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Nov 15; 69(4):1001-7. View in: PubMed

Solomon H, Chao AB, Weaver FA, Katz SG. Change in practice patterns of an academic division of vascular surgery. Arch Surg. 2007 Aug; 142(8):733-6; discussion 736-7. View in: PubMed

Lantz PM, Mujahid M, Schwartz K, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Salem B, Liu L, Deapen D, Katz SJ. The influence of race, ethnicity, and individual socioeconomic factors on breast cancer stage at diagnosis. Am J Public Health. 2006 Dec; 96(12):2173-8. View in: PubMed

Fagerlin A, Lakhani I, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Morrow M, Schwartz K, Deapen D, Salem B, Liu L, Katz SJ. An informed decision? Breast cancer patients and their knowledge about treatment. Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Dec; 64(1-3):303-12. View in: PubMed

Akopian G, Katz SG. Peripheral angioplasty with same-day discharge in patients with intermittent claudication. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Jul; 44(1):115-8. View in: PubMed

Weaver FA, Hood DB, Shah H, Alexander J, Katz S, Rowe V, Yellin AE. Current guidelines produce competent endovascular surgeons. J Vasc Surg. 2006 May; 43(5):992-8; discussion 998. View in: PubMed

Katz SJ, Lantz PM, Paredes Y, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Liu L, Deapen D. Breast cancer treatment experiences of Latinas in Los Angeles County. Am J Public Health. 2005 Dec; 95(12):2225-30. View in: PubMed

Katz SJ, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Salem B, Lakhani I, Morrow M. Surgeon perspectives about local therapy for breast carcinoma. Cancer. 2005 Nov 1; 104(9):1854-61. View in: PubMed

Abando A, Akopian G, Katz SG. Patient sex and success of peripheral percutaneous transluminal arterial angioplasty. Arch Surg. 2005 Aug; 140(8):757-61. View in: PubMed

Janz NK, Mujahid M, Lantz PM, Fagerlin A, Salem B, Morrow M, Deapen D, Katz SJ. Population-based study of the relationship of treatment and sociodemographics on quality of life for early stage breast cancer. Qual Life Res. 2005 Aug; 14(6):1467-79. View in: PubMed

Lantz PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Lakhani I, Salem B, Katz SJ. Satisfaction with surgery outcomes and the decision process in a population-based sample of women with breast cancer. Health Serv Res. 2005 Jun; 40(3):745-67. View in: PubMed

Katz SJ, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Salem B, Lakhani I, Morrow M. Patterns and correlates of local therapy for women with ductal carcinoma-in-situ. J Clin Oncol. 2005 May 1; 23(13):3001-7. View in: PubMed

Diamond S, Goldbweber R, Katz S. Use of D-dimer to aid in excluding deep venous thrombosis in ambulatory patients. Am J Surg. 2005 Jan; 189(1):23-6. View in: PubMed

Katz SG, Abando A. The use of closure devices. Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Oct; 84(5):1267-80, vi. View in: PubMed

Abando A, Hood D, Weaver F, Katz S. The use of the Angioseal device for femoral artery closure. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Aug; 40(2):287-90. View in: PubMed

Rao RK, Azin GD, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Kohl RD, Katz SG, Weaver FA. Basilic vein transposition fistula: a good option for maintaining hemodialysis access site options? J Vasc Surg. 2004 May; 39(5):1043-7. View in: PubMed

Diamond S, Gaspard D, Katz S. Vascular injuries to the extremities in a suburban trauma center. Am Surg. 2003 Oct; 69(10):848-51. View in: PubMed

Alexander JQ, Katz SG. The efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in the treatment of infrainguinal vein bypass graft stenosis. Arch Surg. 2003 May; 138(5):510-3; discussion 513. View in: PubMed

Leke MA, Rowe VL, Hood DB, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Weaver FA. Rupture of a previously thrombosed thoracoabdominal aneurysm. Ann Vasc Surg. 2003 Mar; 17(2):143-7. View in: PubMed

Leke MA, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Weaver FA. Technical consideration in the management of chronic mesenteric ischemia. Am Surg. 2002 Dec; 68(12):1088-92. View in: PubMed

Alexander JQ, Leos SM, Katz SG. Is duplex ultrasonography an effective single modality for the preoperative evaluation of peripheral vascular disease? Am Surg. 2002 Dec; 68(12):1107-10. View in: PubMed

Mariano MC, Gutierrez CJ, Alexander JQ, Roth F, Katz SG, Kohl RD. Utility of transesophageal echocardiography in determining the source of arterial embolization. Am Surg. 2002 Sep; 68(9):765-8. View in: PubMed

DiPerna CA, Bowdish ME, Weaver FA, Bremner RM, Jabbour N, Skinner D, Menendez LR, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Katz S, Kohl R. Concomitant vascular procedures for malignancies with vascular invasion. Arch Surg. 2002 Aug; 137(8):901-6; discussion 906-7. View in: PubMed

Alexander J, Gutierrez C, Katz S. Non-greater saphenous vein grafting for infrageniculate bypass. Am Surg. 2002 Jul; 68(7):611-4. View in: PubMed

Alexander J, Hood D, Rowe V, Kohl R, Weaver F, Katz S. Does surgical intervention significantly prolong the patency of failed angioaccess grafts previously treated with percutaneous techniques? Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):197-200. View in: PubMed

Terramani TT, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Peyre C, Nuno IN, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Starnes VA, Weaver FA. The utility of preoperative routine carotid artery duplex scanning in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):163-7. View in: PubMed

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