About the Author
Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG is Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He is also Associate Program Director of the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He served his residency and chief residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He completed a faculty development fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Katz is currently Vice President of the American College of Gastroenterology and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. A recognized national authority on esophageal disease, Dr. Katz's research interests include all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, including nocturnal recovery of gastric acid secretion during proton pump inhibitor therapy and esophageal pain perception. Dr. Katz is a practicing clinician with active teaching and editorial positions. In addition to lecturing on many gastroenterology-related topics, Dr. Katz is Associate Editor for Reviews in Gastrointestinal Disorders (Med Reviews) and an editorial reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, and Digestive Diseases and Sciences. He has contributed to the publication of over 120 peer-reviewed papers as well as numerous abstracts, books, book chapters, and monographs.