Dr. Mark A. Katz, M.D. has been practicing as a specialist in Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Microvascular Surgery since 2001. Prior to transitioning on his own, Dr. Katz was a partner at the Hand Center of San Antonio, founded by David P. Green, M.D., from 2004 to 2012. While at the Hand Center, Dr. Katz was involved in the teaching and training of Hand Surgery Fellows, physicians who seek an additional year of specialty fellowship training in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery. Before coming to San Antonio in 2004, Dr. Katz was in solo practice in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Princeton, New Jersey regions and served as a surgical consultant within the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Born in Radford, Virginia, Dr. Katz moved around the South, including West Virginia and New Orleans, before his family settled in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region. Dr. Katz then pursued his undergraduate education in New England at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and excelled in varsity football as an Academic All-American linebacker. He received numerous football honors including scholar-athlete awards from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston as a Nils V. “Swede” Nelson recipient in 1990, the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 1991, and the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame in 1990. READ MORE.
Following his Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Dr. Katz continued his upper extremity training with a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina under the direction of James R. Urbaniak, M.D., Richard D. Goldner, M.D., James A. Nunley II, M.D., and L. Scott Levin, M.D. Dr. Katz specializes in the treatment of various conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow including nerve compression syndromes, arthritis, tendon lacerations or ruptures, ligament injuries, nerve and artery lacerations, sports injuries, and fractures of the upper extremity in all ages of patients. Since 2013, Dr. Katz has been performing the Tenex procedure, a minimally invasive surgery, for tennis and golfer’s elbow (epicondylitis) which has been greatly beneficial for patients. Dr. Katz also has particular interest in treating complex wrist and elbow fractures and fracture-dislocations. Considered an expert in the treatment of complex distal radius fractures of the wrist, Dr. Katz consults for orthopaedic device companies on the design and development of implant products used for fixation of distal radius fractures. He also participates in teaching Orthopaedic Surgeons at instructional workshops for techniques in fixation of distal radius fractures. READ MORE.
Dr. Katz received his board certification in Orthopeadic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) in 2003 and obtained the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly Certificate of Added Qualification) in 2007. He has re-certified in both Orthopeadic Surgery and the subspecialty of Hand Surgery by the ABOS in 2013. He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Dr. Katz previously held an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopeadic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. He had lectured yearly to the Fellows and Residents on topics of the hand and wrist including extensor tendon injuries, flexor tendon injuries, and distal radius fractures. As a partner of Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, Dr. Katz serves on the Governing Board and the Professional Standards Committee for the hospital.
Mark has enjoyed being very involved in sports including softball, baseball, and football together with his children and wife, a former fastpitch softball pitcher for the University of North Carolina Tarheels. When he was able to make time, Mark previously played baseball in the Men’s Senior Baseball League of San Antonio. When his kids were younger, he was also involved with coaching softball, baseball, and football. He still enjoys weight training and is passionate about snowboarding along with his kids. READ MORE.