Campbell Medicine welcomes Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. Nevin Katz

During the week of January 13-18, Campbell’s School of Osteopathic Medicine invited Dr. Nevin Katz to address its students — as well as medical students and residents at Harnett Health in Dunn and Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville — as a part of the Woodrow Wilson Lecture Series.

Katz is an adjunct associate professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at John Hopkins University and is the founder and president of the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiothoracic Surgical Care. The Woodrow Wilson Lecture Series is a resource offered through Campbell’s membership in the Council for Independent Colleges.

“Bringing fellows like Dr. Katz to our campus is an incredible benefit to the university,” said Mark Hammond, provost of Campbell University.  “It is an opportunity for them to learn from and about us as well as an opportunity for students and faculty to learn from them.  We are proud to have Campbell as Dr. Katz’s first campus he will visit as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.”

First- and second-year medical students enjoyed Katz’s lecture, “The Team of Medical Professionals Providing Patient Care; Specialties, Communication and Checklists” in Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences. 

Dr. Nevin Katz speaks at Cape Fear Valley Health Grand Rounds

“It was an honor to have a physician as knowledgeable as Dr. Katz come and share his lifetime of experience in cardiothoracic critical care and interdisciplinary medicine with us today,” said first-year medical student Kari Staples.  “As our basis of medical knowledge continues to expand, it becomes increasingly important that medical teams communicate well and value the input of all members to ensure the best patient care.  I appreciated Dr. Katz’s emphasis on the importance of practicing from an interdisciplinary perspective; this will be critical to our clinical careers. As future leaders of these teams, it is vital that we start to develop strong, collaborative communication skills now.”

Third- and fourth-year medical students as well as resident physicians at Campbell University affiliate hospital Cape Fear Valley Health heard from Katz regarding “Acute Kidney Stress – Complication to Concept to the Development of Innovative Technology“, “Goal Directed Hemodynamic Management – Key for Optimal Critical Care” and “System-structured Management of Acute Patient – An Alternative to the Problem Oriented Method From Medical School to ICU” throughout the week of his visit.  Dr. Katz also visited Campbell University affiliate hospital Harnett Health where he presented “Goal Directed Hemodynamic Management – Key for Optimal Critical Care” for Grand Rounds.

Katz’ final lecture at Campbell, “Artificial Intelligence and Challenge of Acute Kidney Injury” presented to the School of Engineering, was informed by his experience working with graduate students in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins to develop a new device for measuring creatinine levels in patients who suffer from acute kidney injury — a device that was simpler, more effective, and less prone to cause infection. 

“I really enjoyed meeting Dr. Katz,” shared Dr. Alan Davy, chair of the university committee that invited Dr. Katz to Campbell. “He impressed me as being both brilliant and passionate about his work. He is a friendly, positive person — Campbell is fortunate to have been able to host him.”