Leader in Medicine

Gordana Katava

DO, MS

Dr. Gordana Katava has been honored by the American Health Council as “Best in Medicine.” Dr. Katava is based in New York, New York. She has been welcomed onto the highly acclaimed Physician Board of the American Health Council. Dr. Katava works at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine as a Molecular Pathology Fellow. She has worked in the healthcare industry for an impressive 18 years and has occupied her current role for the past year.

Whilst at medical school, Dr. Katava studied pathology as part of her course during her second year. She was incredibly curious about this subject, so began to ask questions about the topic to the expert faculty. She found out more about the diagnosis and treatment of related diseases, which fed her interest in the field and motivated her to pursue molecular genetic pathology as her major area of study.

Dr. Gordana Katava attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2009. She also completed a fellowship in Hematopathology from Albert Einstein – Montefiore Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Katava also completed a residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, specializing in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. In addition to these qualifications, Dr. Katava is also Certified in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology and Pathology – Anatomic/Pathology – Clinical. This is alongside her affiliation with the American Board of Pathology.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is proud to be a pioneer in caring for patients and training both medical professionals and scientists, as well as being at the forefront of innovation. Everyone at the organization is passionate about trying to advance the latest medical discoveries through research and cooperation with others. The Mount Sinai Health System, which Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the medical school for, includes a large amount of expert faculty to teach those who attend across seven hospital campuses. Providing the best solutions for patients is always the top priority of those at the organization, so staff pursue all possible avenues to provide innovative outcomes. The staff are also passionate about funding in those making headway in new ideas. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai specializes in research, science, medicine, genetics, laboratories, global health and innovation. The organization also offers medical education and graduate education – these programs include PhD, Fellowships, MD, MPH, Post Doc and residencies. This is in addition to programs in Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.

For Dr. Katava specifically, her expertise lies in using both hematopathology and molecular pathology together to provide the best patient care possible. Her role includes working towards her molecular pathology fellowship. Within this she takes great interest in the lung pathology and seeking targeting treatments for colon cancer. During her career, Dr. Katava has been awarded the Chief Resident Honor and the Teaching Award at Montefiore. In addition, she is a member of a variety of professional bodies to help her keep up to date with the latest innovations. These include the American Society of Hematology, the American College of Physicians, the American Association for Molecular Pathology and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Dr. Katava credits the success she has achieved so far to encouragement she has received from her family, as well as the amazing opportunities with attending’s she has been given.

When she is not working, Dr. Katava loves to spend quality time with her four children, as well as hiking and swimming to keep fit.

Within the next five years, Dr. Katava wants to have finished her fellowship and work towards creating a standardized process for molecular testing and guidelines for cancers.

Molecular Pathology Fellow at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

  • The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care.
  • It is the medical school for the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes seven hospital campuses, and has more than 5,000 faculty and nearly 2,000 students, residents and fellows.
  • Their unwavering pursuit of intellectual exchange, breakthrough research, and multidisciplinary teamwork propels them ever forward in biomedical discoveries and advances.
  • They pursue ideas that often challenge conventional wisdom to revolutionize the practice of medicine and produce dramatically better outcomes for patients.

Sources: https://icahn.mssm.edu/

Professional Awards & Honors

  • Chief Resident Honor
  • The Teaching Award at Montefiore
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Professional Associations

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Association for Molecular Pathology