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“Dr. Katz will be an outstanding addition to the team at Banner Estrella,”

Banner Estrella Medical Center has hired Eric Katz as its new chief medical officer.

With more than 19 years of experience as a physician leader, Katz will be responsible for overseeing a medical staff of 1,300, the day-to-day clinical business operations of the facility, patient safety and clinical quality. He will join Banner Estrella’s executive team July 29.

“Dr. Katz will be an outstanding addition to the team at Banner Estrella,” said Dr. Raman Dhaliwal, division chief medical officer of Banner Health’s Arizona Region. “In addition to having strong physician leadership and mentoring skills, Dr. Katz is known for his patient-centered focus, dedication to continuous quality improvement and a collaborative work style.”

In addition to his new role as chief medical officer, Katz has held many leadership roles, most recently as chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. He also served as executive chairman of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix, and academic chairman of Emergency Medicine at Creighton University — Phoenix. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, his Doctor of Medicine from Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed residencies in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital.

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