Internal Medicine

David A. Katz, MD, MSc


Associate Professor of Internal Medicine  - General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, College of Public Health

Contact Information

Primary Office: 151 VAMC Building 42
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office: SE 607 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-353-8622



BA, Oberlin College
MD, Jefferson Medical College
MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

Fellowship, Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Residency, Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Fellowship, General Internal Medicine & Clinical Research, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Fellowship, Clinical Decision Analysis and Health Services Research, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Licensure and Certifications

Massachusetts Medical License, Massachusetts Board of Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Selected Publications

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Katz D, McCoy K, Sarrazin M.  Does improved continuity of primary care improve clinician-patient communication in VA? .  J Gen Intern Med .  2014. 29(2):682-688.

Katz D, Holman J, Johnson S, Hillis S, Adams S, Fu S, Grant K, Buchanan L, Prochazka A, Battaglia C, Titler M, Joseph A, Vander Weg M.  Implementing best evidence in smoking cessation treatment for hospitalized veterans: Results from the VA-BEST trial..  Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf.  2014. 40(11):493-502.

Carrier E, Reschovsky J, Katz D, Mello M.  High physician concern about malpractice risk predicts more aggressive diagnostic testing in office-based practice.  Health Affairs.  2013. 32(8):1-9.

Katz D, Holman J, Nugent A, Baker L, Johnson S, Hillis S, Tinkelman D, Titler M, Vander Weg M.  The Emergency Department Action in Smoking Cessation (EDASC) Trial: Impact on cessation outcomes. .  Nicotine Tob Res.  2013. 15(6):1032-1043.

Katz D, Vander Weg M, Holman J, Nugent A, Baker L, Johnson S, Hillis S, Titler M.  The Emergency Department Action in Smoking Cessation (EDASC) Trial: Impact on delivery of smoking cessation counseling.  Acad Emerg Med.  2012. 19(4):409-420.

Katz D, Carrier E, Mellow M, Reschovsky J, Mayrell R.  Physicians' fears of malpractice lawsuits are not assuaged by tort reforms.  Health Aff .  2010. 29(9):1585-92.

Katz D, Graber M, Birrer E, Lounsbury P, Baldwin A, Hillis S, Christensen A.  Health beliefs toward cardiovascular risk reduction in patients admitted to chest pain observation units.  Acad Emerg Med.  2009. 16:379-387.

Katz D, Dawson J, Beshansky J, Rahko P, Aufderheide T, Bogner M, Tighouart H, Selker H.  Does concordance with guideline triage recommendations affect clinical care of patients with possible acute coronary syndrome?.  Med Decis Making.  2007. 27(4):423-437.

Katz D, McCoy K, Sarrazin M.  Does improved continuity of VA primary care reduce emergency department visits and hospitalization in older veterans?.  J Am Geriatr Soc (in press). 

Katz D, Stewart K, Paez M, Holman J, Adams S, Vander Weg M, Battaglia C, Joseph A, Titler M, Ono S.  “Let me get you a nicotine patch” – Nurses’ perceptions of implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized veterans.  Mil Med (in press). 

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