Research Centers and Programs

Treuman Katz Grand Rounds

Treuman Katz, President Emeritus, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Treuman Katz

Treuman Katz is president emeritus of Seattle Children’s. He retired in September 2005 as president and chief executive officer.

Under Katz’s leadership, key partnerships and joint ventures resulted in the successful creation and development of mission-based initiatives that moved Seattle Children’s into national prominence. Prior to his tenure at Seattle Children’s, Katz served as a top executive at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a 1,000-bed hospital in Los Angeles, for 11 years.

As a tribute to Katz’s strong leadership and distinguished tenure at Seattle Children’s for 26 years, and his efforts to create an environment that recognizes all of the complex ethical issues associated with research, the hospital board of trustees named the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and Palliative Care in his honor, including the establishment of the Treuman Katz Grand Rounds. With Seattle Children’s expanded research mission, aimed at preventing, curing and elimination pediatric disease, his vision for the center has become especially important.

Upcoming Presentations

  • 2023: R. Alta Charo, JD, University of Wisconsin. In Utero Genome Editing: Potential and Politics

Past Presentations