Dr. Adam J. Katz University of Florida, USA

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Dr. Katz is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Florida. After graduating from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Dr. Katz obtained his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was president of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society... read moreas well as a Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate. His next eight years were spent at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for General and Plastic Surgery training. During this time, he spent three years as a research fellow working on the isolation, culture, characterization and application of adipose-derived cells for therapeutic purposes, which culminated in several issued patents and several peer-reviewed publications that have contributed to the now active field of ‘applied adipose-derived therapeutics’. Upon joining the staff at University of Virginia in 2001, Dr. Katz initiated the Laboratory of Applied Developmental Plasticity, which he directed for 11 years. In 2012, he joined the faculty of the University of Florida in the Division of Plastic Surgery where he is currently the Director of Clinical Research and the Director of the Plastic Surgery Laboratory of Bio-Innovation and Translational Therapeutics.
Dr. Katz was awarded The Academic Scholar of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons from 2002-2004, he is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), and The Plastic Surgery Research Council, and serves on the Editorial Board of Annals of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Katz is a co-founder, past president and board member of The International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), a non-profit multidisciplinary society dedicated to facilitating the development of new technology derived from and directed toward adipose tissue.