Principal Investigator

James D. Katz, M.D.

As director of the Rheumatology Fellowship and principal investigator for general arthritis protocols, Dr. James D. Katz supports the teaching mission of NIAMS toward helping to create the next generation of physician-scientists.

The Community Research and Care Branch is a site of supervised training for rheumatology fellows and permits the evaluation and treatment of subjects who are members of the minority community.  Our protocol aims to facilitate understanding of the pathogenesis and natural history of rheumatic diseases in this community.  Patients are evaluated with a standard history and physical examination. Routine laboratory studies are obtained as needed to assess diagnosis, disease activity, disease complications and to monitor for treatment-related responses and toxicities.

Scientific Publications



Integrating a Patient Safety Conference into Graduate Medical Education.

Katz JD, Biehl A
Medical science educator.
2015 Dec 1;

Rheumatologic and Imaging Manifestations of Thyroid Acropachy.

Gul M, Katz J, Chaudhry AA, Hannah-Shmouni F, Skarulis M, Cochran CS
Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.).
2016 Jul;
doi: 10.1002/art.39693
PMID: 27014857

Pharmacotherapy Pearls for the Geriatrician: Focus on Oral Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs Including Newer Agents.

Biehl AJ, Katz JD
Clinics in geriatric medicine.
2017 Feb;
doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2016.08.001
PMID: 27886691

Patient Perception of Disease-Related Symptoms and Complications in Relapsing Polychondritis.

Ferrada MA, Grayson PC, Banerjee S, A Sikora K, A Colbert R, Sinaii N, Katz JD
Arthritis care & research.
2018 Aug;
doi: 10.1002/acr.23492
PMID: 29245173

At the intersection of self and not-self: finding the locus of 'self' in autoimmunity.

Katz JD
Medical humanities.
2018 Jun;
doi: 10.1136/medhum-2017-011364
PMID: 29436480

Rheumatic Diseases in Older Adults.

Katz JD, Walitt B
Clinics in geriatric medicine.
2017 Feb;
doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2016.10.001
PMID: 27886701

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