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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2017 | Archived Issues

Alfred D. Katz, MD: 1925-2016

Alfred D. Katz, MD, who joined the Department of Surgery in 1959 and served with distinction for nearly a half century, passed away on Dec. 30, 2016. He was 91.

The surgeon who specialized in head and neck surgery was born on Nov. 22, 1925, in Long Branch, New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin after serving in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, and later attended Yale Medical School.

He chaired and held leadership positions at the Jewish Federation Council, Anti­-Defamation League and Temple Emanuel, and was a founding member of the Skirball Cultural Center.

He is survived by his wife, Cecelia, four children, 10 grandchildren and one great­-grandchild.