Profile of a Pathology Faculty Member

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Carolyn S. Katzen, MD

Surgical Pathology

Assistant Professor
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology Division(s):
Anatomic Pathology

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MD   University of Iowa College of Medicine, - 1983
Residency, Anatomic Pathology   University of California, San Francisco, 1983 - 1985
Residency, Clinical Pathology   University of California, 1985 - 1987
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology   Stanford University, 1987 - 1988
Fellowship, Nuclear Medicine   San Francisco General Hospital, 1988 - 1988

Clinical Focus:

As an attending anatomic pathologist at the Crawford Long campus, I provide clinical services in general surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, and cytopathology. Our large and varied case mix at Crawford Long offers rich opportunities for residents and fellows to experience a busy general pathology service. With more than 10 years of earlier experience in private practice, I am especially interested in practice management, finance, and the evolving pathology marketplace.

Honors / Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1983
  • Medical Student Research Day Award, 1980
  • BA with Honors in Chemistry, Grinnell College, 1978
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
  • NSF Undergraduate Research Participant, Grinnell College, 1977

Specialty Boards:

  • Diplomate Clinical Pathology
  • Diplomate Anatomic Pathology

Selected/Most Recent Publications:

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Published and Accepted Research Articles -

  • Tucker T, Dix R, Katzen C, Davis R, and Schmidley J; Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex Virus Ascending Myelitis in a Patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Ann Nuerol 18;74-79 (1985)
  • Beale E, Katzen C, and Granner DK: Fed Proc 39:1828 (1980) Tucker T, Dix R, Davis R, Katzen C, and Schmidley J; Myelitis with Cytomegalovirus and Multiple Herpes viruses in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Neurology 34 Supp; 135 (1984)
  • Beale E, Katzen C, and Granner DK; Regulation of Rat Liver Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase (GTP) Messenger Ribonucleic Acid Activity by N, O-Dibutyryladenosine 3', 5'-Phosphate; Biochemistry 20:4878-4883 (1981)