Gender: Male
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health
1315 York Avenue , Ground Level
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(212) 746-5845
Call
(212) 746-4014

Personal Statement

I am pleased and excited to be a part of the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty as Director of Motility Laboratories for the Division of Gastroenterology at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. My clinical practice is devoted to caring for patients with esophageal disease such as complex swallowing and motility disorders, achalasia, refractory GERD, unexplained chest pain, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.   My research interests include pharmacodynamics effects of proton pump inhibitors, optimal use of reflux monitoring, esophageal motility and Barrett’s esophagus. I am dedicated to providing excellent, responsive and comprehensive care for my patients and advancing research in esophageal disease.

Specialties & Expertise

Expertise

  • Esophageal Reflux Disease
  • End-Stage Esophageal Ulcer Disease
  • Disease of Esophagus
  • Esophageal Motility Disorder
  • Esophageal Motility
  • Achalasia of Esophagus
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1978
  • B.A., New York University, 1974

Biography

Dr. Katz received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, where he completed his residency, chief residency and fellowship training. Dr. Katz also served as the GI program director and Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Chief of Medicine at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and Vice Chair of Medicine at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Katz has had a distinguished academic career as a clinician, educator and researcher. He’s a recognized national authority on esophageal disease. Dr. Katz’s research include all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, including nocturnal recovery of gastric acid secretion during proton pump inhibitor therapy and esophageal pain perception.

He has served as President of the American College of Gastroenterology from 2009-2010 and was honored with the Berk-Fise Clinical Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing his contributions to the field over his distinguished career. He was instrumental in establishing and is currently Co-editor in Chief of the ACG Universe, the on-line learning portal of that organization. He started the ACG national mentoring program during his presidency and has mentored numerous residents and GI fellows over the course of his career.