Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Ben Z Katz, MD

Ben Z Katz, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Focus of Work

Bio

1980; New York University School of Medicine; New York, N.Y.; M.D., Medicine
1980-1983: New York University Medical Center; New York, N.Y.; Resident, Department of Pediatrics
1983-1986: Yale University School of Medicine; New Haven, CT. Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Viral Pathophysiology; George Miller, M.D., Preceptor.
1986-1987: Instructor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine; New Haven, CT.
1987-1991:...[Read full text]
1980; New York University School of Medicine; New York, N.Y.; M.D., Medicine
1980-1983: New York University Medical Center; New York, N.Y.; Resident, Department of Pediatrics
1983-1986: Yale University School of Medicine; New Haven, CT. Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Viral Pathophysiology; George Miller, M.D., Preceptor.
1986-1987: Instructor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine; New Haven, CT.
1987-1991: Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine; New Haven, CT.
1991-1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School.
1996-2005: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School.
2005-: Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

My primary research interest is the pathophysiology of viral infections in immunocompromised vs. normal hosts. The main virus with which I have worked is Epstein-Barr virus. I am currently performing NIH-funded research currently on post-EBV (chronic) fatigue syndrome.

Clinical Focus

My primary clinical interest is Virology. The main viruses with which I have worked clinically include adenovirus and the respiratory viruses (respiratory syncitial virus and influenza). I have done clinical research on chronic granulomatous disease and HIV as well.

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Education and Certification

  • MD: New York University (1980)
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center, Pediatrics (1983)
  • Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, Infectious Disease (1986)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-4080

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 20
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611