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, King of Prussia; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley Phone: 215-590-2791 Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA InternshipTransitional Internship - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA ResidencyOphthalmology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipPediatric 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 CertificationOphthalmology Titles and Academic Titles Attending SurgeonFellowship DirectorAssociate Professor of Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Conditions Treated Blepharitis Blocked Tear Duct (Dacryostenosis) Chalazion Myasthenia Gravis Stye (Hordeolum)Syndromic CraniosynostosisThyroid Eye Disease Departments and Services Pediatric Thyroid Center Division of Ophthalmology Infantile Hemangioma ProgramVascular Anomalies ProgramCraniofacial 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. Chua MR, Tomlinson LA, Binenbaum G, Katowitz WR. Pediatric thyroid eye disease: clinical characteristics and orbital decompression outcomes. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;4S(Suppl 1):S52-S55. 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. Swanson JW, Aleman TS, Xu W, Ying GS, Pan W, Liu GT, Lang SS, Heuer GG, Storm PB, Bartlett SP, Katowitz WR, Taylor JA. Evaluation of optical coherence tomography to detect elevated intracranial pressure in children. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(4):320-328. 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 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. 2009 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. 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.