James A. Katowitz, MD

James A. Katowitz, MD, is an attending surgeon and director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-2791

  • Background

    James A. Katowitz, MD, is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to England for specialty training in cornea and oculoplastic surgery at The Queen Victoria Hospital in Sussex and at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London. He returned to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology.

    Dr. Katowitz is currently a professor of ophthalmology and director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also serves as director of The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

    He has authored over 100 articles and chapters and edited several books on oculoplastic subjects, including the first major textbook on children’s oculoplastic disorders, “Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery.”

    Among numerous leadership positions, Dr. Katowitz has served as President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American College of Surgeons. He has served on the Boards of Haverford College, The Curtis Institute of Music, The Philadelphia Chamber Chorus, and Vox Amadeus Ensemble.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Internship

    Beth Israel Hospital

    Residency

    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

    Fellowship

    Cornea and oculoplastic surgery - Queen Victoria Hospital, Sussex; Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
    Pediatric ophthalmology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Papers

    Lane KA, Anninger WV, Katowitz JA. Expanding the phenotype of a neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome: a patient with SPRED1 mutation and orbital manifestations: retraction. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar-Apr;26(2):145. No abstract available.