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Matthew S. J. Katz, M.D.

Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Matthew S. J. Katz is a board certified medical and surgical retina specialist who is fellowship-trained in vitreoretinal disease. In addition to his medical education and clinical and surgical experience, he has conducted extensive research into individualized disease states and personalized therapeutics of retinal disease. He has participated in medical missions within Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. Dr. Katz has authored numerous publications including articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has presented his research both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Katz earned his medical degree from The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. He completed his internship at Lenox Hill Hospital and his ophthalmology residency at The Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. During this time, he was twice awarded the Ronald M. Burde Award for Excellence in Resident Research. Following his residency, Dr. Katz completed a prestigious fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Bert M. Glaser at the National Retina Institute.

He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Katz has returned to the Nashville area from Maryland to be closer to extended family. His wife, Elizabeth, is a Franklin, TN native and their daughter’s name is Tennessee! They are truly excited to be back home.


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