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Aviva L. Katz, MD, MA

Job Title Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Director, Ethics Consultation Service
Job Title Vice Chair, IRB Review Board, Committee G
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-7280 Phone
412-692-6069 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1982 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.


1990 University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, N.Y.  
1984 Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass.


1993 University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
1986 Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association, Ethics Committee
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)


  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Research Service Award, NIH
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Award, American Medical Women's Association
  • Merck Manual Award for Clinical Experience, Alpha Omega Alpha Society
  • Summa Cum Laude, B.S.


  • Medsinge A, Tadros S,  Bartoletti S, Katz A, Furtado A.  Isolated intramuscular fibrous band masquerading antral web in a premature neonate:  a case report.  J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Aug;47(8):e17-19.  Epub Jun-July 2012.
  • Diekem DS, Fallat ME, Antommaria AH, Holzman IR, Katz AL, Leuthner SR, Ross LF, Webb SA, Weise KL, Ralston SJ, Lyerly AD, Bernstein J, Brincat CA, Burda ML, Childress JF, Farrell RM, Frederickson HL, Kroncke FG Jr, Marshall MF, Minkoff HL, Ramondetta LM, Spillman MA, Werden JJ. From the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Bioethics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:  Maternal-fetal intervention and fetal care centers.  Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):e473-8. Epub 2011 Jul 25.
  • Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Committee on Bioethics. Sirbaugh PE, Diekema DS, et al. Consent for emergency medical services for children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):427-33. Epub 2011 Jul 25.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Dr. Katz has no current research projects.
Last Update
February 19, 2013
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Last Update
February 19, 2013