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Richard Katz Richard Katz
Director, Division of Cardiology
Walter A. Bloedorn, M.D. Chair in Cardiology
Bloedorn Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2323
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1968
  • MMS, Rutgers University, 1970
  • MD, New York University, 1972


Richard Katz is the Bloedorn Professor and Director of the Division of Cardiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Katz joined the faculty of the George Washington University in 1979. After 18 years as Director of GW Noninvasive Cardiology, Dr. Katz became Director of the Division of Cardiology in 1997. Dr. Katz has grown the GW cardiology faculty to more than 15 full-time faculty plus a team of NPs, PAs, technicians, and research and other support staff. Made possible by a founding gift from Vice President Richard B. Cheney in 2005, Dr. Katz also became the Director of the GW Heart and Vascular Institute. The GW Heart and Vascular Institute sponsors a wide range of academic programs promoting education, research, and community service.


  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital, 1972-4
  • Boston City Hospital, 1974-5
Cardiology Fellowship:
  • Georgetown University, 1975-7

Community Service:

  • Support a nutritionist to provide heart health dietary consultation in DC community clinics
  • Promote mobile health projects at community clinics


  • Noninvasive cardiology
  • Heart failure
  • General cardiology


Dr. Katz has been an author or co-author on more than 100 publications and more than 100 abstracts.

Recent research activities include:

  • Mobile health projects harnessing cell phone technology for the treatment of heart failure, hypertension, lipid disorders, and diabetes. He is PI on a PCORI grant assessing the benefits of community health workers plus mHealth for the management of diabetes in an underserved population.
  • Clinical trials for coronary disease, primary and secondary prevention


  • Community Health Workers and mHealth for the Treatment of Medicaid Patients, NIH mHealth Interest Group, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2017 Mar
  • Diabetes and Heart Failure, Annual American Diabetes Association Postgraduate Symposium, 2017 Feb

New/Ongoing Projects:

Changing the Healthcare Delivery Model: A Community Health Worker/ 
Mobile ChronicCare Team Strategy. RKatz (PI), J Cohen, G Nunlee Bland, M Magee, 
A Cioletti, H Young. Patient Center Outcomes Research.

Community Service

Leadership/National Membership:

  • Editorial Board- British Journal of Cardiology


  • Cardiology


View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

Panjrath G, Alzahrani T, Witkin L, Katz R, A pilot program to tackle food insecurity in an underserved and poorly controlled diabetic population, JACC, 2019 Mar

Desormeaux K, Kamara S, Bostrom L, Katz R, Panjrath G., Integrating community health workers into home based heart failure care, Unity 2019 Community Health Worker Conference, 2019 Apr28.

Panjrath G, Bostrom L, Witkin L, Katz R, Moving mobile health forward: Combining mHealth with community health workers bolsters heart failure care, Heart Failure Society of America 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 2019

Panjrath G, Alzahrani T, Witkin L, Katz R, A pilot program to tackle food insecurity in an underserved and poorly controlled diabetic population, JACC, 2019 Mar

Desormeaux K, Kamara S, Bostrom L, Katz R, Panjrath G., Integrating community health workers into home based heart failure care, Unity 2019 Community Health Worker Conference, 2019 Apr28

BG Choi, T Dhawan, K Metzger, L Marshall, A Akbar, T Jain, HA Young, RJ Katz, Image-based mobile system for dietary management in an American cardiology population: a pilot randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of dietary coaching delivered via smartphone app versus traditional counseling, 2019, JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Richard Katz, Gail Nunlee-Bland, Michelle Magee, Linda Witkin, Joshua Cohen, Community Health Workers, Mobile Health, or both for the Management of Medicaid Patients with Diabetes, Annual American Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association - San Diego, 2017 Jun, Featured research selected by the American Diabetes Association for media presentation at the national meeting

Andrew Choi, Sujata Shanbhag, Kathie Bronson, Shirley Rollison, Richard Katz, Marcus Chen, Prevalence and Predictors of Atherosclerosis in 21st Century Younger Adults: A Cardiac CT Study, Society of Cardiac CT 2016, 2016

Timothy Mavritte, Linda Witkin, Richard Katz, Community Health Worker Checklist to Assist Patients with Diabetes, Unity Conference on Community Health Workers, Atlanta, GA. 2016

T Dhawan, Brian Choi, Richard Katz, Diet and nutrition smartphone apps demonstrate poor adherence to the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines for Americans, Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, 2016 Nov, Selected as a featured abstract by the American Heart Association

Kim Desormeaux, Meia Jones, Elris O'Garro-Davis, Linda Bostrom, Gurusher Panjrath, Richard Katz, Heart Failure and Community Health workers, Unity Conference on Community Health Workers, Atlanta, GA. 2016 July

Patel S, MD, Katz RJ, Jacobus-Kantor L, Marshall L, Ritchie C. Mobilizing Your Medications: An Automated Medication Reminder Application for Mobile Phones and Hypertension Medication Adherence in a High Risk Urban Population. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2013;(3) 630-639.

Voora D, Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, Newby K, Ortel T, Knaus W, Cyr D, Dunon K,McCaffrey T,Katz R. Aspirin Exposure Reveals Novel Genes Associated with Platelet Function and Cardiovascular Events . Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013;62(14):1267-76.

Ross A, Jami H, Young H, Katz R. Sync and Swim: The impact of medication consolidation adherence in Medicaid patients. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health April 25, 2013

Fallahi P, Katz R, Toma I, Li R, Reiner J, VanHouten K, Carpio L, Marshall L, Lian Y, Bupp S, Fu SW, Rickles F, Leitenberg D, Lai Y, Weksler BB, Rebling F, Yang Z, McCaffrey TA. Aspirin insensitive thrombophilia: transcript profiling of blood identifies platelet abnormalities and HLA restriction. Gene. 2013 May 15;520(2):131-8.

McCaffrey, T.A., Tziros, C., Lewis, J., Katz, R., Siegel, R., Weglicki, W., Kramer, J., Mak, I.T., Toma, I., Chen, L., Benas, E., Lowitt, A., Rao, S., Witkin, L., Lian, Y., Lai, Y., Yang, Z., Fu, S.W. Genomic profiling reveals the potential role of TCL1A and MDR1 Deficiency in chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. International Journal of Biological Sciences. 2013; 9(4): 350-360.

Katz R, Mesfin T, Barr K, Livingston M. Lessons from a Community-Based mHealth Diabetes Self-Management Program: "It's not just about the cell phone" Journal of Health Communication Vol 17, Supp 1, 67-72, 2012

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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