Colonel (CA) Ronit Katz, MD is The Surgeon General for the CA Guard and a consultant to NASA-Ames Medical Unit. During the current pandemic she has played a vital leadership role in California’s response to the evolving situation and received two NASA-Ames safety awards for her role in COVID -19 prevention.
Professor Katz is Board Certified in Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Katz provides her expertise in occupational and environmental medicine to the CA WRIISC team.
Colonel (Dr.) Katz attended Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel at age 15. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Medical School. She completed a fellowship in cancer research at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and later served as a Faculty Member at the Harvard University School of Public Health.
She is a recipient of Lawrence Livermore National Lab's (LLNL) “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding performance in support of the Health Services Department, received the NASA Group Achievement Award, and was selected as one of the "Top Doctors in Silicon Valley."
In 2007, Dr. Katz received The American Medical Association’s (AMA) “Excellence in Medicine and Leadership Award.”
She serves on many boards and committees for local and national professional organizations, including serving in various senior and policy leadership roles in the AMA including Chair of AMA-IMGS Governing council and Delegate to HOD, and representing Stanford University Medical center for AMA-OMSS.
In 2018, Dr. Katz was a keynote speaker at the JMA International Conference on CBRNE/Disaster Preparedness/Counterterrorism in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In 2019 Col. Katz was the Key note speaker for Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) and her presentation was streamed live to other DOE facilities.
Colonel Katz is a national speaker and educator for The American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine( ACOEM) and The New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360 programs.
Colonel Katz, MD is a Clinical Professor(Aff.) at Stanford University Medical Center where she was awarded the "Excellent Teacher Award."