Stanley Katz, MD
Chair and Professor of Cardiology
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Much of the success of Northwell Health’s cardiology services can be attributed to Stanley Katz, MD. The long-time senior vice president, executive director and chair helped develop a vast network that resulted in providing world-class cardiology care.
Dr. Katz stepped down from those positions in 2016 to focus on his role as chair and professor of cardiology at the Zucker School of Medicine.
In his leadership role, Dr. Katz oversaw New York’s largest cardiac catheterization laboratory at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH). He joined NSUH in 1991 after serving for 10 years as director of cardiac catheterization at Winthrop University Hospital. He began his career as a staff cardiologist at LIJ Medical Center.
Dr. Katz has always been at the forefront of new technological advancements in the field. For example, in 1984 he began performing acute infarct angioplasty, even though the procedure did not become routine until 1994. Similarly, he began performing coronary stenting with biliary stents in 1993, more than a year before the procedure was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. In 1998, he began incorporating flat panels into Northwell’s cardiac catheterization labs.
Dr. Katz is the author of more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and over 50 abstracts. He has also been a primary investigator on 16 clinical studies, mostly involving intervention and acute myocardial infarction.
Dr. Katz earned his medical degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa. He interned at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel and completed his pathology residency at Boston University Hospital and his medical residency at LIJ Medical Center. Later, he was a cardiology fellow and a cardiology research fellow at Montefiore Medical Center.