David Katz is a principal and executive director of The Advisory Board Company, a membership-based health care and higher education firm that serves approximately 3,000 of America’s leading hospitals and health systems and hundreds of top tier international institutions, as well as the leading pharmaceutical, biologics, medical device, health care architecture, and health care law firms.
In this capacity, David researches and presents findings on frontier clinical, technological, operational, and economic practices, changes in health care, business intelligence tools, and other information technology advances and how these impact the clinical, economic, and administrative nature of health care. He is one of the most sought after speakers in the industry and lectures extensively throughout the United States and internationally.
Before joining The Advisory Board Company, David worked in clinical practice, conducted clinical research, and served as a physician-attorney at the international law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. He also served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 20 years and has been involved in numerous charitable community organizations and serves on several organization and company boards.
Born in London, England, David was raised in New England and began his long association with Duke University when his father, Samuel L. Katz, MD, joined the faculty in 1968 as chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
David holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a medical degree from Duke University. He completed internship, residency, and chief-residency training at Harvard Medical School hospitals. In 1992 he earned a JD degree with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center.
He lives in Potomac, Maryland.