Samuel G. Katz, MD, is a pathologist who specializes in diagnosing diseases and cancers of the blood, including lymphoma and leukemia. During medical school, Dr. Katz was strongly drawn to scientific research, especially the study of disease origin. He is driven by a need “to understand what’s happening within cells,” he says.
Dr. Katz appreciates the opportunity to discuss patient samples with colleagues in order to determine—with the most accuracy possible—how a patient’s therapy might move forward. “There’s an art to pathology,” he says.
At Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Katz is an assistant professor of pathology and studies the basic mechanisms of cell death.