David Katz, MD
Pediatrician in Louisville, KY
I was born in the Bronx, New York, and grew up on Long Island. While a New York Yankee fan by birthright, I migrated to Louisville to join the practice in 1981.
I graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, and received my M.D. degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. I served my residency in pediatrics at the Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center in New York. In my final year of residency, I spent six months working in the Department of Pediatric Neurology, and continued my training in child development the following year as a Fellow in Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
In addition to general pediatric medicine, I enjoy focusing on child development and educational issues such as ADHD, behavior, family and school issues.
I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In this capacity, I teach medical students and pediatric residents in training. I am a past president of the Louisville Pediatric Society, and have served on various committees at Kosair Children’s Hospital. I currently serve on the Passport Health Plan primary care committee in order to help provide excellent health care to patients with financial challenges. I have delivered presentations on developmental issues at U of L Department of Pediatrics grand rounds, at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, and for parent groups in the community.
My wife, Barbara, and I enjoy living in Louisville. Barbara is a freelance writer and communications consultant who has worked with the producers of Sesame Street in New York, and performs locally in musical theater. We enjoy bicycling, long walks, theater and concerts, Jewish studies classes, photography, and travel, including visits to our children, Jonathan, a journalist and author and former international correspondent for the Associated Press; Jonathan’s wife, Claire, a postdoctoral fellow in history; Rebecca, a university academic support coordinator; and Rebecca’s wife, Donna, a computer industry professional. We are grateful to our kids for the joys and challenges of parenthood!
I also enjoy working with computers, and continue to develop our practice website to promote patient education.