Michael Kattan, Ph.D.
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About Michael Kattan, Ph.D.
Michael W. Kattan, MBA, PhD, is the Dr. Keyhan and Dr. Jafar Mobasseri Endowed Chair for Innovations in Cancer Research. He 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 100 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 management information systems from the University of Houston in Texas. He completed training as a postdoctoral fellow in medical informatics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
He has received all 3 professional awards from the Society for Medical Decision Making: the Eugene L. Saenger Award for Distinguished Service, the John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research, and the Career Achievement Award. He is or has recently been on the editorial boards for 12 journals: Peer J, Journal of Clinical Oncology, European Urology 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, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Annals of Translational Medicine . Moreover, he is the statistical editor for the journal, CHEST.
Dr. Kattan has coauthored over 700 articles in peer-reviewed journals. According to Google scholar, his work is well cited, with over 80,000 total citations and an H-index of 150, which is one of the highest. His articles are the most cited in urologic surgery. 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://riskcalc.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.
In 2016, Dr. Kattan received the Mason Sones Award for Innovation from the Cleveland Clinic for his pioneering work with nomograms that predict the risk of prostate cancer recurrence. He received the George W. Crile Founders Professional Staff Award for Research in 2022.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate School - University of Houston
Management of Information Systems
Houston, TX USA
Graduate School - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Computer Information Systems/Quantitative Analysis
Fayetteville, AR USA
Undergraduate - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR USA
Decision analysis, medical decision making, patient preferences, prediction, quality of life assessment, comparative effectiveness
Awards & Honors
- The Eugene L. Saenger Award for Distinguished Service to Society of Medical Decision Making (2008)
- The John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research from the Society for Medical Decision Making (2013)
Innovations & Patents
- Patents Awarded:
- A Nomogram to Aid in the Decision to Treat Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer. 1999, US Patent No: 5,993,388
- "Nomograms to Aid in the Treatment of Prostatic Cancer." 2002, US Patent No: 6,409,664
- Patents Published:
- Method to determine outcome for patients with prostatic disease. 2003, US Patent Publication Number: 20030235816
- Methods to predict death from breast cancer. 2005, US Patent Publication Number: 20050019798
- Methods to predict additional nodal metastases in breast cancer patients. 2005, US Patent Publication Number: 20050282146
- Method to predict prostate cancer. 2005, US Patent Publication Number: 20050282199
- Method to predict positive repeat prostate biopsy. 2007, US Patent Publication Number: 20070111269
- Method to predict risk of BPH progression. 2007, US Patent Publication Number: 20070134725
- Interactive Visualization for Healthcare. 2012, US Patent Publication Number: 20120290323.
- Predictive Modeling. 2012, US Patent Publication Number: 20120271612.
- Graphical Tool for Managing a Longitudinal Patient Episode. 2013, US Patent Publication Number: 20130132117.
- System, Method and Graphical User Interface to Facilitate Accurate Problem-Oriented Medical Charting. 2013, US Patent Publication Number 20130212508.
Research & Publications
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As of 4/7/2023, Dr. Kattan has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kattan receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Francis Medical, Inc.
- SkinCure Oncology LLC
- Verici Dx, Inc.
- Merck & Co., Inc.
- ResistanceBio, Inc.
- University of Wisconsin
Royalty Payments. Dr. Kattan receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Kattan may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
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