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Aaron Katz, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology Winthrop-University
1300 Franklin Ave Ste ML6 Garden City NY 11530
944 Park Avenue (corner of 82nd St), New York, NY
Tel: (516) 535-1900

Dr. Katz is an internationally recognized leader in the field of minimally invasive therapies for prostate cancer. He is an advocate of, and practices, integrative medicine, which combines the best scientific advances of conventional medicine with traditional and scientifically validated alternative therapies.

A pioneer in the field of prostate cryosurgery, Dr. Katz has taught over 100 urologists nationwide how to perform the procedure and was instrumental in seeking and obtaining Medicare’s approval of it.

Prior to joining Winthrop, he was Vice Chairman of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Director of the Center for Holistic Urology — a research-based Center that he established to further study the role of natural therapies within urology. At the Center, Dr. Katz served as the Principle Investigator for several groundbreaking clinical trials, which led to important contributions to the urology field and have been presented and published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals.

His postgraduate training includes a Ferdinand Valentine Fellowship from the New York Academy of Medicine to further his studies in urologic oncology at Columbia University. During that period, he developed a new blood test to detect micrometastatic circulating tumor cells in patients with prostate cancer that had not yet spread. This methodology was patented, and academic institutions continue to publish on the merits of this approach.

He completed residencies in general surgery and urology over six years at Maimonides Medical Center and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, Dr. Katz has been a guest lecturer and visiting professor at numerous national meetings and universities. He has served as the Director of the Cryoablation Course at the American Urological Association’s national meeting and has been a member of the American Urological Association’s Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine since 2005. Dr. Katz is also an active member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, Southwest Oncology Group and the Society for Basic Urologic Research.

Dr. Katz has published over 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several chapters in urology text books. What’s more, he has published several books on prostate health. His most recent book, The Definitive Guide to Prostate Cancer, is currently the number one selling book on prostate cancer on

Dr. Katz has made numerous television appearances on shows such as Fox News and Good Morning America and recently became a regular contributor on the Don Imus show. He is also the host of “Katz’s Corner” which broadcasts every Sunday morning on WABC radio with a listenership exceeding 130,000.
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