Dr. Aaron E. Katz is currently the Chairman of Urology at Winthrop University Hospital, Professor of Urology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and a attending physician at Winthrop Urology, a progressive Urology practice with offices in Garden City, Long Island and the upper east side of Manhattan. Prior to joining Winthrop, he was a Professor of Urology at Columbia University Hospital College of Physicians and Surgeons and was the Director of the Center for Holistic Urology, a Center which he established in 1998 performing basic research and clinical trials that investigated the role of natural therapies within Urology. Dr. Katz currently serves 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, he 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, he 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 treat and 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 over 100 Urologists internationally to perform cryosurgery in their hospitals.
Dr. Katz has published well over 50 scientific articles in peer- reviewed journals, and has written 5 chapters for Urologic textbooks. He is currently the host of Katz’s Corner, a Men’s Health Radio Program aired every Sunday morning at 7am on WABC Radio and is President of the American College of Cryosurgery.