Dr. Aaron E. Katz is currently a Professor of Clinical Urology at
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has been
a faculty member at Columbia since 1993. He also holds a title as
the Director of the Center for Holistic Urology, a Center which he
established in 1998. The Center performs basic research and conducts
clinical trials which investigate the role of natural therapies
within urology. Dr. Katz is currently serving as the Principle
Investigator for numerous clinical trials.
After graduating from New York Medical College in 1986, Dr. Katz
completed a six-year training program in Brooklyn at the Maimonides
Medical Center. Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Katz
was awarded a Ferdinand Valentine Fellowship from the New York
Academy of Medicine to further his studies in Urologic Oncology at
Columbia University. During his Fellowship, Dr. Katz developed a
novel blood test, which could detect small numbers of prostate
cancer cells in the blood. The test known as RT- PCR (Reverse
Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction) was the first time urologic
cancers were staged using a molecular assay. He has received several
awards and grants to further his research.
Dr. Katz is also recognized as an expert in the field of prostate
cryosurgery. In the early 1990's, he began using cryosurgery to cure
prostate cancers. His pioneer work in advancing the technology
helped Medicare approve of this therapy for treating radiation-
recurrent tumors. Dr. Katz has trained nearly 100 urologists in the
United States and Europe to perform cryosurgery in their hospital.
Dr. Katz has also applied cryosurgery to the treatment of small
To date, Dr. Katz has published over 50 scientific articles in peer-
reviewed journals, and has written 4 chapters for Urologic
textbooks. In the past, he has been the host of a radio program
called "Men's Health Talk" in New York City and currently has new
show called Katz’s Corner on WABC. He has lectured throughout the U
nited States, Europe and Japan.
Dr. Katz has an office at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University
Medical Center, as well as a convenient East Side office in Midtown
Manhattan. He can be reached for consultation at (212) 305-6408.
Medicare and several commercial insurances are accepted.
Society for Basic Urologic Research; American Urological
Association; American Urological Association, New York section;
Society of Urologic Cryosurgeons; Society of University Urologists;
Southwest Group; Committee for Alternative & Complementary Medicine