The University of Arizona Arthritis Center 'Living Healthy With Arthritis' Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 

DuVal Auditorium
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Room 2600
Tucson, Arizona 85724


From 'Sickcare' to Healthcare: The Prevention of Chronic Disease

Presented by:
Charles Katzenberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UA College of Medicine - Tucson
Member, Sarver Heart Center
Co-founder, The Heart Series

About the Lecture:
Dr. Katzenberg will discuss the difference between preventing and treating chronic disease, advances in lifestyle medicine, acute and chronic inflammation, the emerging science about the microbiome and the tools you can use to reduce disease risk. Other topics covered will include the links between arthritis and heart disease, the heart-brain connection, opportunities offered by wearable technology, and the key modifiable risk factors for arthritis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer's.

Preventable chronic diseases and conditions account for the majority of healthcare costs, disability, and mortality in the United States. One in two adults in the U.S. has a chronic disease and one in four has two or more. Chronic diseases are responsible for seven of 10 deaths each year and account for 86 percent of the nation’s $2.7 trillion in annual healthcare expenditures. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, representing nearly one in every four deaths, while arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. Of the nearly 54 million adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, more than 23 million note difficulty with their usual activities because of arthritis. Dr. Katzenberg will address these issues, while offering evidence-based preventive measures that impact chronic diseases.

About Dr. Katzenberg:
Charles Katzenberg, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine in the University of Arizona College of Medicine, a member of the Sarver Heart Center, and a board-certified cardiologist who founded The Heart Series. The Heart Series teaches people how to prevent heart disease and improve their length and quality of life. He practices what he preaches. He’s a pesca-vegan eater and an enthusiastic cyclist who has been known to appear at community lectures in cycling gear.

Dr. Katzenberg practices at Banner - University Medical Center’s North Campus. He completed his bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, before going on to medical school at the University of Illinois - Chicago. He then was an intern and resident in internal medicine as well as a chest disease fellow at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. His fellowship in cardiovascular medicine was completed at UA College of Medicine - Tucson in 1982. Prior to returning to the UA in 2014, Dr. Katzenberg was in private practice as co-founder of Pima Heart Associates and was co-director of Pima Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation. He also served as medical director of the Tucson Heart Hospital from 1997-2004.

Active in the Tucson medical community, Dr. Katzenberg served as 2013-14 president of the Pima County Medical Society and has been a board member since 2008. He is also a board member of the Arizona Employer Healthcare Alliance, a member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. Among other outside activities, he helped develop Arizona’s first Medicare-approved community cardiac rehabilitation program outside of a hospital, co-founded the Fitness & Health Institute of Tucson (FIT) as well as The Heart Series, Arizona’s first intensive cardiac rehabilitation program. A study on Heart Series participants that demonstrated improvements in cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes was recently published in the American Journal of Medicine. In 2010, he formed the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health, focused on coronary heart disease prevention. He also volunteers for St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, Clinica Amistad and Mended Hearts.

Lecture presented in partnership with the UA Sarver Heart Center.


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From 'Sickcare' to Healthcare: The Prevention of Chronic Disease