Katherine Stephanie Cikatz, PA-C
UM St. Joseph Medical Group
Katherine Cikatz is a physician assistant. She treats spine conditions including:
- Cauda equina compression
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Cervical stenosis
- Compression fractures
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc herniations
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Lumbar stenosis
At the Spine Institute at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Cikatz duties are very versatile. She sees patients in the outpatient clinic as well as on an inpatient basis in the hospital. She also assists surgeons during surgeries. Patients often commend her for her bedside manner, willingness to listen to their concerns and commitment to providing the best possible care.
"My goal as a physician assistant is to help my patients avoid surgery if at all possible. I seek to achieve symptom relief for patients through conservative measures, whether through injections, therapy or medications," Cikatz says.
Prior to earning her master's degree, Cikatz was a medical technologist, working in a hematology laboratory. Originally from Connecticut, she has lived in Rochester, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and now Baltimore, Maryland.
In her free time, Cikatz enjoys trying new foods, paddle boarding and traveling. She returns to her native Connecticut to visit her parents, brothers, sisters-in law, nieces and nephews as often as she can. She is a proud dog-mom to her rescue, Xander.