David Katz, MD
Pediatrician in Louisville, KY
I was born in the Bronx, New York, and grew up on Long Island. 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 patient care committees at Norton Children’s Hospital. I have served on the Passport Health Plan primary care committee, which helps 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. Barb is an award-winning freelance writer and communications consultant who has worked with the producers of Sesame Street in New York, contributes to Louisville Magazine, Today’s Woman, and other publications and organizations, and performs locally in musical theater. We enjoy bicycling, walking, theater, Jewish studies classes, photography, and travel, including visits to our children and beautiful new granddaughter. Our son, Jonathan, is a journalist and author; Jonathan’s wife, Claire, is a history professor; their sweet daughter, Naomi, enjoys nursing, smiling and babbling; our daughter, Rebecca, works in higher education learning assistance; and Rebecca’s wife, Donna, is a tech industry professional. We also enjoy our two golden retriever granddogs and three grandcats. 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.