Bernard J Katz, MD, MBA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: UCLA Health
  • Phone: (310) 804-2228
  • Cell: (310) 804-2228

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Family Medicine and Geriatrics

Keywords/Search Terms:

family medicine, primary care, general medicine, general medicine, urgent care, managed care, utilization management


MD, Baylor College of Medicine; MBA, UCLA Anderson School

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

I have vast experience providing medical legal expertise for both medical defense as well as plaintiff counsels. I also serve as an expert for the medical board of California. I have been in clinical practice for 34 years in the Los Angeles area, 21 years in private/group practice and 13 years in outpatient family medicine in a community practice affiliated with UCLA. I also serve as medical director for the UCLA primary care network, and am involved in clinical operations as well as quality improvement activities for the primary care physicians. The network includes primary care offices as well as urgent care locations and also incorporates telehealth services. While I no longer provide inpatient care, I do maintain hospital privileges at 2 community hospitals and follow my patients closely upon hospital discharge. I have vast experience in managed care, providing utilization review for health plan beneficiaries under HMO insurance. My clinical practice includes pediatrics, adult medicine, and geriatric medicine, and includes office gynecology, sports medicine, office surgical procedures, chronic care management. I am medical director for a community hospice, providing home hospice care to patients at end of life. In addition, I have experience with occupational health and have been a medical review officer from 2018-2023. I also have a radiology supervisor's license for in-office radiographs.