In Memoriam: Arnold Martin Katz, MD, FACC

Arnold Martin Katz, MD, FACC, a prominent figure in cardiovascular research, passed away in late January. In addition to receiving the American Heart Association’s 1975 Humboldt Prize for research achievement, Katz was also honored with the Peter Harris Distinguished Scientist Award of the International Society for Heart Research, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Heart Failure Society of America, and the Medal of Merit of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Cardiology Magazine

He previously served as the first chief of cardiology at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine and, after retirement, as a visiting professor of medicine and physiology at Dartmouth Medical School and Harvard Medical School. During his lifetime, Katz published over 400 articles and his textbook, Physiology, is now in its 5th edition. Katz is survived by his wife, four children and eight grandchildren. Katz will be greatly missed by his colleagues, students, friends and family.

Clinical Topics: Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Acute Heart Failure

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