Born in Virginia, Dr. Katz grew up moving around the South with his family before settling North in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region. Before long, Dr. Katz traveled to New England for his undergraduate education at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and excelled in varsity football as an Academic All-American. He received numerous football honors including scholar-athlete awards from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, and the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.Returning to Philadelphia in 1991, Dr. Katz received his medical school education at the University of Pennsylvania where he remained for his internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency. At the completion of his Orthopaedic training in 2000, Dr. Katz received the F. William Bora, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Upper Extremity Surgery. He continued his upper extremity training with a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He has been practicing in San Antonio since 2004. Dr. Katz treats problems of the elbow, wrist, and hand and traumatic injuries including bone, tendons, nerves and arteries. He also offers endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Dr. Katz has particular interest in treating complex wrist fractures and conditions. Through extensive fellowship training under the direction of James R. Urbaniak, M.D. in the microvascular technique of free vascularized fibular grafting, Dr. Katz has additional expertise and interest in the treatment of hip avascular necrosis (AVN), better known as osteonecrosis, and complex fracture nonunions of the upper extremity. Dr. Katz has experience in over 100 cases of free vascularized fibular grafting for hip AVN (Learn More) and is a member of the National Osteonecrosis Foundation. Dr. Katz is on the medical staff of Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio. He is licensed by the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Texas. Dr. Katz is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has a certificate of added qualification in Hand Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Katz is professionally a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Duke Hand Club, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.