Edward M Katz, M.D.
June 15, 1934-Sept. 24, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Dr. Edward M. Katz passed away peacefully as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA surrounded by his family on September 24, 2017 at the age of 83.
He was born June 15, 1934 in Queens, New York City, to Helen and Harry Katz. He attended Hofstra University and the Chicago Medical School.
He interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and continued his Orthopaedic Residency at Northwestern University, Cook County Hospital, OrthopaedicSurgery Residency Program. He was acknowledged as Resident of the Year at Evanston Hospital and served as Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Katz was drafted into the United States Navy Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Great Lakes Navy Hospital in 1966.
Dr. Katz married the love of his life, Ann Elspeth McNicol, July 12, 1960, on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. They moved from Deerfield, Illinois, after his Navy duty to Northern California where he continued his Orthopaedic career at the Redwood Medical Clinic and Sequoia Hospital.
Together with Ann, they raised five children in Atherton, California.
Dr. Katz was in private practice in Redwood City for over 40 years and considered Sequoia Hospital his second home.
Dr. Katz was instrumental in bringing Total Hip Replacements to Sequoia Hospital in the early 1970s. He was appointed to the Sequoia Healthcare board in June, 2003.
He was chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of Sequoia Hospital Foundation, and served on the Sequoia Hospital Board of Directors.
During the tenure of his professional life, he was a member of many organizations including the American Medical Association, California Medical Association, California Society of Industrial Medicine, International College of Surgeons, and American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Katz was known for his kindness and generosity to all. He would start his day at 5 a.m. doing rounds and visiting the Emergency Room and Medical Surgery Orthopaedic patients and staff. Every single Saturday, he picked up donuts to deliver to the Hospital and bought flowers for his wife. Dr. Katz was dedicated to his patients, colleagues and his practice.
Dr. Katz devoted his life to his family and to his work as an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
He is survived by: Ann, his devoted wife of fifty-seven years; four children – Marilyn Caine, Diane Katz, Carol Marsh and Kyle Katz; spouses – Robert Caine, Doug Marsh and Ericka Katz; his beloved grandchildren – Lindsey Desplat, Nicholas Caine, Andrew Caine, Lauren Christ, Caroline Christ, Zachary Vitto, Stuart Marsh, Ian Marsh, Jeremy Katz, and William Katz; his brother – Norman Katz. He was preceded in death by his son Steven Duncan Katz, mother and father Helen and Harry Katz, brother Clifford Katz and many other loved ones.
We extend our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all of his caregivers, family and friends who gave him wonderful, loving care and companionship. We are especially grateful to his colleagues, nurses and former patients who were so kind and compassionate over the last few years.
We will never forget all our Papa gave us in his life, for his contributions to the medical community, for being our hero, our inspiration and for his unwavering devotion to his family. He was a man filled with honor, generosity and integrity. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sequoia Hospital Foundation in memory of Edward M. Katz, M.D. at 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, California 94062.