Dr. Katz was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, where he learned to ski, ﬁsh, hunt, and stargaze. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology. He was in one of the earliest WWAMI classes and received a doctorate from the University of Washington. Dr. Katz completed an internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, then participated in a National Institutes of Health-sponsored research fellowship in cholesterol metabolism. After completing a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Katz joined the university’s full-time faculty as associate clinical professor of medicine. His areas of research included Crohn’s disease, early detection and prevention of colon cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound. Since moving to Wyoming in 2000, Dr. Katz has continued his research efforts, and he recently published an article in the American Journal of Gastroenterology on celiac disease in Wyoming.
Dr. Katz has given numerous scientiﬁc presentations at international meetings for the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He was also a main speaker at the 2004 Celiac Sprue Association’s national conference. He’s a member and fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association as well as a member of the American College of Gastroenterologyand the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.