Paul M. Katz, MD, FCPP has been appointed Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Chief of Service at Temple University Health System.
Dr. Katz joined the Temple faculty in 2011 and has served as Interim Chair of the Department of Neurology since 2019 – managing all aspects of its engagement in clinical care, research, education and professional leadership. Temple’s Comprehensive Stroke Program has thrived under his guidance. In 2020, for the eighth consecutive year, it earned American Heart/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Gold Plus and Target Stroke Elite Plus status – and was the only program in Philadelphia in the Elite Plus category last year.
Before coming to Temple, Dr. Katz held leadership posts at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, where, among other roles, he was Medical Director of the Renown Institute for Neurosciences and its Comprehensive Stroke Center. Prior to that, he was Chief of Neurology at the Montefiore Medical Center (Moses Division) and Director of the Neurology Residency Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
A Fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Dr. Katz is recipient of numerous honors for teaching, clinical practice, and patient advocacy – including the award for Outstanding Achievement in Cardiovascular Science, Education, and Community Programs (American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate).
He continues to demonstrate his leadership in regional and national medical affairs through professional service to AHA/ASA, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, Gift of Life, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is an NIH- and industry-funded investigator whose findings have been published in Stroke, the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, and Brain, among others.