William R. Katowitz, MD

William R. Katowitz, MD

William R. Katowitz, MD, is an Attending Surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology. He works with children with thyroid conditions, hemangiomas and vascular malformations.

Areas of Expertise: Oculoplastic and orbital surgery
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley
Phone: 215-590-2791

Education and Training

Medical School

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

Board Certification


Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon

Fellowship Director

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services



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.

Iyengar SS, Chambers CB, Katowitz WR. Update on pediatric lacrimal disorders. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2010 Fall;50(4):67-72. No abstract available.

Eftekhari K, Chikwava KR, Katowitz WR. Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation Leading to Unilateral Blindness Over a 2-Day Presentation in a Child. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep 20. Read abstract.

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. Read abstract.