Michael W. Kattan, MBA, PhD, is Chairman, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, at Cleveland Clinic's main campus; Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; Professor, Division of General Medical Sciences - Oncology, Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences comprises more than 80 individuals committed to the conduct of quantitative research in healthcare; more detail is available at www.clevelandclinic.org/qhs. Dr. Kattan graduated with a master's degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a doctorate of philosophy in business administration from the University of Houston in Texas. He completed training as a postdoctoral fellow in medical informatics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Kattan is a member of the American Statistical Association and has held several posts with the Society for Medical Decision Making. He has received 2 awards from the Society: the Eugene L. Saenger Award for Distinguished Service, and the John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research. He is or has recently been on the editorial boards for 12 journals: Peer J, Frontiers in Oncology/Genitourinary Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Personalized Medicine in Oncology, European Urology, Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, Cancer Investigation, Nature Reviews Urology, Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigation, Medical Decision Making, Journal of Urology, Diagnostic and Prognostic Research.
Dr. Kattan has coauthored over 550 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His work is well cited, resulting in his H-index of 97. His research is primarily focused on the development, validation, and use of prediction models. Most of these models are available online, and designed for physician use, at http://rcalc.ccf.org/. Dr. Kattan is also interested in quality of life assessment to support medical decision making (such as utility assessment), decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and comparative effectiveness. He was a standing member of the NIH Epidemiology in Cancer study section.
Within Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kattan chairs the Outcomes Books Editorial Board. This review panel provides critique and feedback for the various Outcomes books published by Cleveland Clinic and available online at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/about-cleveland-clinic/quality-patient-safety/treatment-outcomes.aspx.