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Samuel Katz, MD, PhD

Hematopathology, Pathology


Samuel G. Katz, MD, is a pathologist who specializes in diagnosing diseases and cancers of the blood, including lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma. 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, and a desire to reprogram the immune system to fight cancer,” 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 associate professor of pathology and studies the basic mechanisms of cell death.


  • Associate Professor of Pathology

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Brigham & Women's Hospital (2008)
  • Residency
    Brigham & Women's Hospital (2006)
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School (2004)
  • PhD
    Harvard Medical School (2004)

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