Katz is a board-certified pediatrician who graduated from UCLA
Medical School in 1981.
He was trained to perform circumcisions during medical
Although he has learned 3 different methods of
circumcising, he now performs all circumcisions using the
Mogen shield, the method accepted by mohelim.
It is the quickest, safest, and easiest method for the
It causes the least amount of discomfort and heals the
Katz has spent several years undergoing specialized training
to become a mohel.
His training has included in-depth learning of the halachot (Jewish law) pertaining to bris milah, under the guidance of his chevrusa, Rabbi Chaim Mandelbaum of the Denver Community Kollel. The
study involved careful and critical learning of ancient Hebrew
texts, including pertinent sections of the Shulchan
Aruch and its commentaries.
He is well-read on the Biblical and Midrashic
references to milah.
In 1998, Dr. Katz was recognized by Rabbi Paul
President of the Midwest Region of the Rabbinical Assembly of
America, as a certified mohel.
Dr. Katz spent the summer of 2000 in Jerusalem,
apprenticing under renowned mohel Yosef HaCohen Halperin.
There, he trained at Bikur Cholim Hospital in
Jerusalem, attended many britot
and had further one-on-one instruction from Halperin on all
aspects of milah.
Following this training, he received orthodox certification
from Halperin as a certified mohel.
Dr. Katz performs a fully kosher bris,
with all the traditional brachot,
and performs metzitza,
an ancient practice to promote rapid healing.
He considers himself a Torah-observant, shomer
mitzvos Jew who is deeply involved in Yiddishkeit
in his community.
He and his family are members of Ahavas
Yisroel and the Hebrew Educational
In addition to performing many brises,
he performs 50 to 100 circumcisions per year in his medical
practice, and has performed over 5,000 in his career. Dr. Katz
takes great pride in serving the greater Denver area, and
would be privileged to assist in your sonís bris.