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Veterinary Center to host Renowned New York Cardiologist

Wednesday, March 22 2017

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Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will host Stuart D. Katz, M.D., on Thursday, March 30.  Katz, a professor of advanced cardiac therapeutics, will present “Acquired dysautonomia as a therapeutic target in heart failure” at 4 p.m. in the McElroy Hall Auditorium. The auditorium is located at the corner of West Farm Road and McFarland on the OSU Stillwater campus. The public is welcome to attend at no charge.

Dr. Katz is the Director of the New York University Langone Medical Center Heart Failure Program in New York, N.Y. He graduated with a M.D. from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1986 he was a resident in internal medicine at Francis Scott Key Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. In 1989 he took a fellowship in cardiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. Dr. Katz served as a professor at Yale University Medical Center before joining Langone in New York City to direct the heart failure program. Katz’s research primarily focuses on development of new treatment strategies for heart failure. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed publications in basic and clinical science.

Dr. Carey Pope, Regents Professor and Sitlington Chair in Toxicology at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is hosting Dr. Katz as part of the Department of Physiological Sciences’ Distinguished Scientist Lecture series.

“Dr. Katz is a world leader in heart failure research and treatment,” explains Pope. “Cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, are a major source of morbidity and mortality in humans and our animal companions. Dr. Katz’s lecture will review research on the role of altered autonomic system function in heart failure and how autonomic drugs can improve overall function and quality of life. The lecture should be of interest to academicians, clinicians and interested members of the community who want to learn more about this disease and its treatment.”

If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be live streamed on OStateTV.