William R. Katowitz, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He works with children with thyroid conditions, hemangiomas and vascular malformations.
Areas of Expertise:
Oculoplastic and orbital surgery, Lacrimal (tearing) disorders, Ptosis, Facial trauma, Eyelid and ocular surface tumors, Vascular malformations, Pediatric ophthalmology, Hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease), Tear duct problems Locations:Main Hospital; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
William Rocamora Katowitz, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He works closely with children with tearing abnormalities, droopy eyelids (ptosis), facial trauma, eyelid and orbital tumors, as well as patients with thyroid conditions and vascular malformations.
“I enjoy treating children and their families and specifically am inspired by the challenges they face when born with orbital and facial abnormalities,” he said.
Dr. Katowitz is excited about the promising direction of orbital imaging. His research focuses on pediatric ptosis, orbital tumors and tearing.
In addition to his role at CHOP, Dr. Katowitz is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Fellowship Director of a 2 year-fellowship in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).
Dr. Katowitz hopes that children and families come away from their experience at CHOP knowing how special the place is.
“I hope each family can appreciate not only just how much we care for their child, but for their overall experience in receiving that care here at CHOP,” he says.
Education and Training
MD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Transitional Internship - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Ophthalmology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Ophthalmology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, London, England
Ophthalmology – American Board of Ophthalmology
Titles and Academic Titles
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Castelo-Soccio L, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA, Shah KN, Treat JR, Yan AC. Picture of the month. Eyelid pilomatricoma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Oct;163(10):955-6. Review. No abstract available.
Metry DW, Garzon MC, Drolet BA, Frommelt P, Haggstrom A, Hall J, Hess CP, Heyer GL, Siegel D, Baselga E, Katowitz W, Levy ML, Mancini A, Maronn ML, Phung T, Pope E, Sun G, Frieden IJ. PHACE syndrome: current knowledge, future directions.Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Jul-Aug;26(4):381-98.
Awards and Honors
2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Ophthalmology
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