Credentials:

MD: University of Maryland (1970)
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1976)
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital (1972)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

 

Affiliation:

Senior Attending Physician at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University Medical Center

Bio:

From Dr. Katz's Linkedin profile:

I am a leading expert in the field of rheumatology with experience in both research and patient care. I treat patients with all types of musculoskeletal conditions — including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and other related conditions. I am also a professor of medicine at Rush University in Chicago, where I teach. I am an associate professor at Northwestern University‘s Feinberg School of Medicine. Few doctors in Chicago are accepted to be on the staff and have admitting privileges at these two excellent institutions. I maintain my primary office at Rush University in the Professional Building, but I also work at Michigan Avenue Internists, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, and 676 North St. Clair at Northwestern. My independent research studies keep me close to the cutting edge of medicine in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Recent NDB research

Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Häuser W. Social security work disability and its predictors in patients with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep;66(9):1354-63. doi: 10.1002/acr.22305. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Häuser W. Symptoms, the nature of fibromyalgia, and diagnostic and statistical manual 5 (DSM-5) defined mental illness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. PLoS One. 2014 14;9(2):e88740. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Häuser W. Social security work disability and its predictors in patients with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Feb 10. doi: 10.1002/acr.22305. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Michaud K, Busch RE, Katz RS, Rasker JJ, Shahouri SH, Shaver TS, Wang S, Walitt BT, Häuser W. Polysymptomatic Distress in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding disproportionate response and its spectrum. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/acr.22300. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Michaud K, Busch RE, Katz RS, Rasker JJ, Shahouri SH, Shaver TS, Wang S, Walitt BT, Häuser W. Polysymptomatic Distress in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding disproportionate response and its spectrum. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/acr.22300. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Walitt BT, Katz RS, Lee YC, Michaud KD, Häuser W. Longitudinal Patterns of Analgesic and Central Acting Drug Use and Associated Effectiveness in Fibromyalgia. European Journal of Pain. 2013:(4):581-6. PubMed link
Walitt B, Fitzcharles MA, Hassett AL, Katz RS, Häuser W, Wolfe F. The longitudinal outcome of fibromyalgia: a study of 1555 patients. J Rheumatol. 2011; 38(10):2238-46. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Hassett AL, Katz RS, Michaud K, Walitt B. Do we need core sets of fibromyalgia domains? The assessment of fibromyalgia (and other rheumatic disorders) in clinical practice.J Rheumatol. 2011 Jun;38(6):1104-12. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100511. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Häuser W, Hassett AL, Katz RS, Walitt BT. The development of fibromyalgia--I: examination of rates and predictors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Pain. 2011 Feb;152(2):291-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.09.027. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Michaud K, Li T, Katz RS. EQ-5D and SF-36 Quality of Life Measures in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Comparisons with RA, Non-inflammatory Rheumatic Disorders, and Fibromyalgia. J Rheumatol. 2010;37:296-304. PubMed link