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Michael Kattan, PhD

Michael Kattan, PhD
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Department Quantitative Health Sciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Researcher
Languages English
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About Michael Kattan, PhD

Dr. Kattan is the Dr. Keyhan and Dr. Jafar Mobasseri Endowed Chair for Predictive Analytics. He is the only member of the Society for Medical Decision Making to have received all 3 professional awards: 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.  When considering the most highly cited articles in the history of urologic surgery, he is the most prolific and most cited author.  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 is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (2018).

Within Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kattan received the Mason Sones Award for Innovation for his pioneering work with nomograms that predict the risk of prostate cancer recurrence (2016). Moreover, he is the only non-MD to receive the George W. Crile Founders Professional Staff Award for Research (2022).
Education & Professional Highlights

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
Food Science
Fayetteville, AR USA

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/15/2024, 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:

  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • ResistanceBio, Inc.
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Verici Dx, Inc.
  • SkinCure Oncology LLC

Royalty Payments. Dr. Kattan receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Oberd

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:

  • Oberd

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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