James A. Katowitz, MD James A. Katowitz, MD, is an Attending Surgeon and Director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: Oculoplastic and orbital surgery 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 SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA InternshipBeth Israel Hospital ResidencyDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. FellowshipCornea and oculoplastic surgery - Queen Victoria Hospital, Sussex; Moorfields Eye Hospital, London Pediatric ophthalmology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationAmerican Board of Ophthalmology Titles and Academic Titles Attending Surgeon Conditions Treated Blepharitis Blocked Tear Duct (Dacryostenosis) ChalazionMyasthenia Gravis Stye (Hordeolum)Thyroid Eye Disease Departments and Services Division of Ophthalmology Infantile Hemangioma Program Vascular Anomalies ProgramFacial Motion Disorders ProgramCenter for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Related DiagnosesCraniofacial Program Publications Papers2018 Revere KE, Binenbaum G, Li J, Mills MD, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA. Simultaneous versus sequential ptosis and strabismus surgery in children. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;34(3):280-283. 2017 Khatib L, Nazemzadeh M, Revere K, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA. Use of the Masterka for complex nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children. J AAPOS. 2017;21(5):380-383. Avery RA, Katowitz JA, Fisher MJ, Heidary G, Dombi E, Packer RJ, Widemann BC; OPPN Working Group. Orbital/periorbital plexiform neurofibromas in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: multidisciplinary recommendations for care. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(1):123-132. 2016 Revere KE, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA, Rorke-Adams L, Fisher MJ, Liu GT. Childhood optic nerve glioma: vision loss due to biopsy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Apr 4. 2010 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. Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.