Paul R Katz

Paul R Katz


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Dr. Katz is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics.

Dr. Katz is a widely published author and noted speaker on aging issues. He graduated with an M.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and completed a geriatric medicine fellowship from SUNY Buffalo at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

Before coming to the FSU College of Medicine in May 2015, he was a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He previously served as chief of the Division of Geriatrics/Aging at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and for 16 years was medical director at Monroe Community Hospital, a highly regarded academic nursing home in Rochester, N.Y. He also spent five years as chief of staff for research at the Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center and Rochester VA Clinic.

Dr. Katz is past president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He has co-edited 11 books and has over 120 scholarly publications. Dr. Katz has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Veterans Administration, the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

1973 B.S. in Anthropology, University of Michigan
1977 M.D., University of Michigan Medical School

Co-editor, AMDA – Competencies Curriculum for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Immediate Past Chair, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Foundation
Former President, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Past Treasurer, American Geriatrics Society
Past Chair, AGS/Hartford Foundation, Central Review Committee, Increasing Geriatrics Expertise in Surgical and Related Medical Specialties
Co-Chair, Working Committee, Senior Quality Leap Initiative, a consortium of leading North American senior care organizations
Member, Consensus Panel on Osteoporosis Management in Long-Term Care, McMaster University (A Papaioannou PI)
Past Member, Long-Term Care Benchmarking Panel, Health Quality Ontario
Past Member, RAND MDS 3.0 Technical Expert Panel
Past Member, VA Scientific Merit Review Panel
Past Member, Clinical and Intervention Committee for ACOVE Project, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica CA

Carter Catlett Williams Award for Excellence in Aging and Long-Term Care Services
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine – James Pattee Excellence in Education Award
James B. Angell Scholar
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
American Geriatrics Society
American College of Physicians
Gerontological Society of America
Florida Medical Directors Association

Long-Term Care Workforce
Geriatric Education
Quality Improvement


Kapp, M. B., & Katz, P. R. (2017). Can Lawyers Improve Transitions of Care? J Am Med Dir Assoc, 18(3), 207-210. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2016.12.075

Hawk, C., Schneider, M. J., Haas, M., Katz, P., Dougherty, P., Gleberzon, B., . . . Weeks, J. (2017). Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.02.001

Katz PR, Karuza J. Physician Practice in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care: Determining the “Value Proposition”. J Am Med Assoc. 16(9):728-730, 2015.

Papaioannou A, Santesso N, Morin S, Feldman S, Adachi J, Crilly R, Giangregorio L, Jaglal S, Josse R, Kaasalainen S, Katz P, Moser A, Pickard L, Weiler H, Whiting S, Skidmore C, Cheung A. Recommendations for Preventing Fracture in Long-Term Care. CMAJ. 187(15):1135-1144, 2015.

Gillespie S, Katz PR. Nursing Home Care. In Geriatric Review Syllabus. 9th edition Pacala, J (ed) American Geriatrics Society 2015.

Dougherty P, Karuza J, Dunn A, Savino D, Katz P. Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic lower back pain in older veterans: A prospective, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Geriatric Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 5(4): 154-164, 2014.

Katz PR, Wayne M, Evan J Competencies for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (LTC) Medicine. Annals of Long Term Care. 22 (11): 36-39, 2014.

Schnelle JF, Karuza J, Katz PR. Staffing, Quality and Productivity in the Nursing Home. J Am Med Dir Assoc. Nov 2013.

Tolson D, Rolland Y, Katz PR, Woo J, Morley JE, and Vellas B. An International Survey of Nursing Homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 14(7): 459-462, 2013.

Morley JE, Vellas B, Abellan van Kan G, Anker SD, Bauer JM, Bernabei R, Cesari M, Chumlea WC, Doehner W, Evans J, Fried L, Guralnick, JM, Katz PR et al. Frailty Consensus: A Call to Action . J Am Med Dir Assoc 14(6): 392-397, 2013.

Katz PR, Pfeil L. Nursing home physicians and the credibility gap. J Am Med Dir Assoc 14(2): 83-84, 2013.

Katz PR, Scott K, Karuza J. Has the time come for salaried physicians? J Am Med Dir Assoc 13(8): 673-674, 2012.

Lima JC, Intrator O, KaruzaJ, Wetle T, Mor V and Katz PR. Nursing Home Medical Staff Organization and 30 day rehospitalization. J Am Med Dir Assoc 13(6):552-557, 2012.

Nazir A, Arling G, Katz PR. Incentivizing Nursing Home quality and Physician Performance. J Am Med Dir Assoc 13(2):91-91, 2012.

Nursing Home Medical Staff Organization: Correlates with Quality Indicators. Katz PR, Karuza J, Lima J, Intrator O. J Am Med Dir Assoc 12(9):655-659. 2011.

Katz, PR. International Perspectives on Long term Care: Focus on Nursing Homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc 12(7):487-492, 2011.

Katz PR, Burton JR, Drach GW, O’Leary JP, Strasser DC, Eiser J, Haranas E, Silverman R, Lundebjerg NE. The Jahnigen scholars program: A model for faculty career development. 57(12):2324-2327, 2009.

Katz PR, Karuza J, Intrator O, Zinn J, Mor V, Caprio T, Caprio A, Dauenhauer J, Lima J. Medical staff organization in nursing homes: Scale development and validation. Jl Am Med Dir Assoc 10:498-502, 2009.

Katz PR, Karuza J, Intrator O, Mor V. Nursing home physician specialists: A response to the workforce crisis in long term care. Ann Intern Med 150-411-413, 2009.

Mor V, Katz PR. A modest proposition to align geriatrics and long term care medicine. BMC Geriatrics 8:29, 2008.