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Nevin Margolis Katz, M.D.

Intensivist, Cardiovascular Surgical ICU
Associate Professor of Surgery


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Intensivist, Cardiovascular Surgical ICU
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 7107
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2800

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Cardiac Surgery

Research Interests

Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury; Effects of vasopressor therapy on patient outcomes


In July 2010, Dr. Nevin Katz joined the full-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Division of Cardiac Surgery focusing on Cardiac Surgical Critical Care. He continues to be President and Executive Director of FACTS-Care.

In May 2010, Dr. Katz co-directed the first AATS/STS Symposium on Cardiothoracic Critical Care at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He then co-directed the 2011 Symposium at the AATS Annual Meeting. In January 2011, Dr. Katz co-directed the first STS Postgraduate Cardiothoracic Critical Care Symposium at the 47th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and then co-directed the Symposium at the 2012 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Katz has participated in a variety of clinical and laboratory research studies. Dr. Katz has had a continuing interest in developing strategies to prevent and manage cardiac surgery-associated renal failure. He has participated in international meetings in this regard, including the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) VI of 2007, ADQI VII of 2008, and was a faculty member of the International Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology in 2010.

His professional memberships include the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

In 2008 he was appointed to the Editorial Board of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and in 2012, he became Associate Editor for Perioperative Management. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +
    • B.A., Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania) (1967)
    • M.D., Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) (1971)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Katz, N.M.; Ottinger, L.W.: System-Structured Management of Acutely Ill Surgical Patients. Archives of Surgery 111:239-242, 1976.

    Katz, N.M.; Blackstone, E.H.; Kirklin, J.W.; Karp, R.B.: Incremental Risk Factors for Spinal Cord Injury Following Operation for Acute Traumatic Aortic Transection. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 81:669-674, 1981.

    Katz, N.M.; Kim, Y.D.; Ahmed, S.W.; Seigleman, R.; Ved, S.; Wallace,R.B.: Hemodynamics of Protamine Administration: Comparison of Right Atrial, Left Atrial, and Aortic Injections. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 94: 88l-886, l987.

    Katz, N.M.; Buchholz, B.J; Howard, E.; O''Connell,J.; DePellegrini, K.; Wallace, R.B.: Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema After Coronary Bypass Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 46:462-464, l988.

    Katz, N.M.; Wolfe-Pearce, J.L.; Chase, G.A. Comparison of Results and Risk Factors of Cardiac Surgery in Two Three-year Time Periods in the 1990''s. The American Journal of Cardiology 81:1400-1404, 1998.

    Katz, N.M. Left and Right Ventricular Assist with the Bio-Medicus Centrifugal Pump. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 4:268-276, 1999.

    Greenberg M.D.; Katz N.M.; Iuliano S.; Tempesta B.J.; Solomon A.J. Atrial Pacing for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiovascular Surgery. J. Am Coll Cardiol, 35:1416-1422, 2000.

    Katz, N.M. The Emerging Specialty of Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care: The Leadership Role of Cardiothoracic Surgeons on the Multidisciplinary Team. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 134:1109-1111, 2007.

    Cruz, D.N.; Ronco, C.; Katz, N. Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin: A Promising Biomarker for Detecting Cardiac Surgery-Associated Acute Kidney Injury . Expert Commentary. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;139:1101-6.

    Katz, N. The Evolution of Cardiothoracic Critical Care. Expert Review. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011;141:3-6.
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