Brian Katan, MD was born in San Diego, California and spent most of his childhood in Southern California. I attended San Diego State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with an emphasis in genetics and double minors in chemistry and psychology.
He was accepted into Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1978 and following graduation from medical school, did an internship and an emergency medicine residency at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego.
He is an emergency medicine board-certified physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians with more than 30 years experience in high volume emergency departments.
He is married to Laurie Katan. They have two adult children, Chelsea and Michael, who are both in successful science-based careers.