Steven Katz, MD

Clinical Professor of Surgery (Part-Time)

Medical Director, Endovascular Services, Huntington Memorial Hospital

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Overview

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.

Awards

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital: Clinical Surgery, 2005
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital: Chief of Surgery, 2003
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital: Surgical Faculty Teaching Award, 1998
  • Lange Award, 1975-1976
  • President Alpha Omega Alpha, 1975
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1974
  • University of California at Irvine: Deans Award, 1974
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1971

Publications

  • Predicted Chemotherapy Benefit for Breast Cancer Patients With Germline Pathogenic Variants in Cancer Susceptibility Genes JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 02; 5(1). . View in PubMed
  • A population-based study of invitation to and participation in clinical trials among women with early-stage breast cancer Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Nov; 184(2):507-518. . View in PubMed
  • The periumbilical incision for anterior lumbar interbody fusions J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2020 Sep; 6(3):384-387. . View in PubMed
  • Long-Term Patency and Clinical Outcomes of Nitinol Stenting for Femoropopliteal Atherosclerotic Disease Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 66:566-572. . View in PubMed
  • Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: Exploring Plastic Surgeon Practice Patterns and Perspectives Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 04; 145(4):865-876. . View in PubMed
  • Patterns and Correlates of Knowledge, Communication, and Receipt of Breast Reconstruction in a Modern Population-Based Cohort of Patients with Breast Cancer Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 08; 144(2):303-313. . View in PubMed
  • Invited commentary J Vasc Surg. 2019 06; 69(6):1814. . View in PubMed
  • Understanding the engagement of key decision support persons in patient decision making around breast cancer treatment Cancer. 2019 05 15; 125(10):1709-1716. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic Testing and Results in a Population-Based Cohort of Breast Cancer Patients and Ovarian Cancer Patients J Clin Oncol. 2019 05 20; 37(15):1305-1315. . View in PubMed
  • Regional Infusion of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells to Overcome Barriers for Solid Tumor ImmunotherapyJ Vasc Interv Radiol. 2018 07; 29(7):1017-1021. e1. . View in PubMed
  • The association of statin therapy with the primary patency of femoral and popliteal artery stents J Vasc Surg. 2018 05; 67(5):1472-1479. . View in PubMed
  • Patient Experiences and Clinician Views on the Role of Radiation Therapy for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 04 01; 100(5):1237-1245. . View in PubMed
  • Gaps in Receipt of Clinically Indicated Genetic Counseling After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer J Clin Oncol. 2018 04 20; 36(12):1218-1224. . View in PubMed
  • Treatment decisions and employment of breast cancer patients: Results of a population-based survey Cancer. 2017 Dec 15; 123(24):4791-4799. . View in PubMed
  • Decision-support networks of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer Cancer. 2017 Oct 15; 123(20):3895-3903. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in Reoperation After Initial Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer: Addressing Overtreatment in Surgical Management JAMA Oncol. 2017 Oct 01; 3(10):1352-1357. . View in PubMed
  • Oncologists’ influence on receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy: does it matter whom you see for treatment of curable breast cancer? Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 Oct; 165(3):751-756.. View in PubMed
  • Patient Preferences for Primary Care Provider Roles in Breast Cancer Survivorship Care J Clin Oncol. 2017 Sep 01; 35(25):2942-2948. . View in PubMed
  • Treatment experiences of Latinas after diagnosis of breast cancer Cancer. 2017 Aug 15; 123(16):3022-3030. . View in PubMed
  • Gaps in Incorporating Germline Genetic Testing Into Treatment Decision-Making for Early-Stage Breast Cancer J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul 10; 35(20):2232-2239. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical effectiveness and safety of leflunomide in inflammatory arthritis: a report from the RAPPORT database with supporting patient survey Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Jul; 36(7):1471-1478. . View in PubMed
  • Surgeon Attitudes and Use of MRI in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Jul; 24(7):1889-1896. . View in PubMed
  • Recurrence risk perception and quality of life following treatment of breast cancer Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 02; 161(3):557-565. . View in PubMed
  • The impact of doctor-patient communication on patients’ perceptions of their risk of breast cancer recurrence Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 02; 161(3):525-535. . View in PubMed
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Oct; 96(5):1031-46. . View in PubMed
  • Involvement of Primary Care Physicians in the Decision Making and Care of Patients With Breast Cancer J Clin Oncol. 2016 11 20; 34(33):3969-3975. . View in PubMed
  • Reply to SM. Sorscher and A. B. Hafeez Bhatti. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 10; 33(35):4233. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chemotherapy does not adversely impact outcome following post-incisional hernia repair with biomaterial mesh J Surg Oncol. 2015 May; 111(6):725-8. . View in PubMed
  • Identification of a high-risk subset of patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass surgery JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan; 150(1):82-4. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Racial and ethnic variation in partner perspectives about the breast cancer treatment decision-making experience Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Jan 01; 41(1):13-20. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Surgeon-level variation in patients’ appraisals of their breast cancer treatment experiences Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jan; 20(1):7-14. . View in PubMed
  • Factors associated with receipt of breast cancer adjuvant chemotherapy in a diverse population-based sample J Clin Oncol. 2012 Sep 01; 30(25):3058-64. . View in PubMed
  • Patterns of use and patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction among obese patients: results from a population-based study Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Aug; 130(2):263-270. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Coordination of breast cancer care between radiation oncologists and surgeons: a survey study Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Apr 01; 82(5):2072-8. . View in PubMed
  • The challenge of developing quality measures for breast cancer surgery JAMA. 2012 Feb 01; 307(5):509-10. . View in PubMed
  • Total laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: beyond selected patients Am Surg. 2011 Nov; 77(11):1526-30. . View in PubMed
  • Soft tissue sarcoma diagnosed subsequent to lymphoma is associated with prior radiotherapy and decreased survival Cancer. 2011 Oct 15; 117(20):4756-63. . View in PubMed
  • The use of the StarClose device for obtaining femoral artery hemostasis Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Oct; 45(7):627-30. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Carotid stenting: a surgeon’s perspective J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jul; 213(1):173-8; discussion 178-9. . View in PubMed
  • Correlates of worry about recurrence in a multiethnic population-based sample of women with breast cancer Cancer. 2011 May 01; 117(9):1827-36. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical outcomes and implications of failed infrainguinal endovascular stents J Vasc Surg. 2011 Mar; 53(3):658-66; discussion 667. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of race on infrainguinal angioplasty and stenting Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 25(2):204-9. . View in PubMed
  • Abdominal cystic lymphangiomatosis Am Surg. 2010 Dec; 76(12):1432-4. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Baroreceptor failure syndrome after bilateral carotid body tumor surgeryAnn Vasc Surg. 2010 Nov; 24(8):1138. e1-3. . View in PubMed
  • Employment of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in breast cancer care J Oncol Pract. 2010 Nov; 6(6):312-6. . View in PubMed
  • Med Care. 2010 Oct; 48(10):892-9. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Management of an incidental liver mass Surg Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 90(4):699-718. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Decision involvement and receipt of mastectomy among racially and ethnically diverse breast cancer patients J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 Oct 07; 101(19):1337-47. . View in PubMed
  • Primary stenting of the superficial femoral and popliteal artery J Vasc Surg. 2009 Sep; 50(3):542-7. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Operative blood loss independently predicts recurrence and survival after resection of hepatocellular carcinoma Ann Surg. 2009 Apr; 249(4):617-23. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Latina patient perspectives about informed treatment decision making for breast cancer Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Nov; 73(2):363-70. . View in PubMed
  • Are octogenarians at high risk for carotid endarterectomy? J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4):549-53.. View in PubMed
  • PET-associated incidental neoplasms of the thyroid J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Aug; 207(2):259-64. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Conflicts in decision-making for breast cancer surgery Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Sep; 14(9):2463-9. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Patterns and correlates of patient referral to surgeons for treatment of breast cancer J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jan 20; 25(3):271-6. . View in PubMed
  • Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Dec; 64(1-3):303-12. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Peripheral angioplasty with same-day discharge in patients with intermittent claudication J Vasc Surg. 2006 Jul; 44(1):115-8. . View in PubMed
  • Indications for splenectomy Am Surg. 2006 Jul; 72(7):565-80. . View in PubMed
  • Current guidelines produce competent endovascular surgeons J Vasc Surg. 2006 May; 43(5):992-8; discussion 998. . View in PubMed
  • Correlates of breast reconstruction: results from a population-based study Cancer. 2005 Dec 01; 104(11):2340-6. . View in PubMed
  • Breast cancer treatment experiences of Latinas in Los Angeles County Am J Public Health. 2005 Dec; 95(12):2225-30. . View in PubMed
  • Surgeon perspectives about local therapy for breast carcinoma Cancer. 2005 Nov 01; 104(9):1854-61. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Patient sex and success of peripheral percutaneous transluminal arterial angioplasty Arch Surg. 2005 Aug; 140(8):757-61. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Familial seropositive rheumatoid arthritis in North American Native families: effects of shared epitope and cytokine genotypes J Rheumatol. 2005 Jun; 32(6):983-91. . View in PubMed
  • Patterns and correlates of local therapy for women with ductal carcinoma-in-situ J Clin Oncol. 2005 May 01; 23(13):3001-7. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • The use of closure devices Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Oct; 84(5):1267-80vi. . View in PubMed
  • The use of the Angioseal device for femoral artery closure J Vasc Surg. 2004 Aug; 40(2):287-90. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Vascular injuries to the extremities in a suburban trauma center Am Surg. 2003 Oct; 69(10):848-51. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Rupture of a previously thrombosed thoracoabdominal aneurysm Ann Vasc Surg. 2003 Mar; 17(2):143-7. . View in PubMed
  • Limitations of technetium 99m sestamibi scintigraphic localization for primary hyperparathyroidism associated with multiglandular disease Am Surg. 2003 Feb; 69(2):170-5. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Technical consideration in the management of chronic mesenteric ischemia Am Surg. 2002 Dec; 68(12):1088-92. . View in PubMed
  • Utility of transesophageal echocardiography in determining the source of arterial embolization Am Surg. 2002 Sep; 68(9):765-8. . View in PubMed
  • Concomitant vascular procedures for malignancies with vascular invasion Arch Surg. 2002 Aug; 137(8):901-6; discussion 906-7. . View in PubMed
  • Non-greater saphenous vein grafting for infrageniculate bypass Am Surg. 2002 Jul; 68(7):611-4. . View in PubMed
  • Informal caregiving for diabetes and diabetic complications among elderly americans J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2002 May; 57(3):S177-86. . View in PubMed
  • 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