Wayne Katon, MD (1950-2015)

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Wayne Katon, MD, passed away March 1, 2015 from lymphoma. Dr. Katon's original 1995 JAMA publication paved the way for the Collaborative Care model that is widely implemented in clinics today. The effectiveness of the model has since been tested in over 80 randomized controlled trials and has helped countless people receive better care. He was a gifted clinician, teacher, and researcher for over three decades, shaping the fields of psychiatry and integrated care. He was a valued colleague and friend and will be greatly missed. 

Tributes to Wayne Katon

Department of Psychiatry Medical Sciences Division (April 21, 2015)
Leading US clinical psychiatric researcher dies

Psychiatric News (April 8, 2015)
Psychiatric News Column by Jürgen Unützer

National Institute of Mental Health (March 3, 2015)
Director's Blog by Tom Insel, MD

American Journal of Managed Care Newsroom (March 4, 2015)
Dr Wayne Katon, Pioneer for Collaborative Care in Mental Health, Dies at 64

Health Sciences Newsbeat (March 3, 2015)
Wayne Katon, who expanded care for mental health, dies

The Wayne Katon Fund was established to honor his life’s work and passion for research. The funds will be used to support the training of the next generation of physician scientists in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.