Dr. William Katowitz (CHOP) - Ophthalmologist in Philadelphia

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William R. Katowitz, MD

Healthcare Professional
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

William R. Katowitz is an attending surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He works with children with thyroid conditions, hemangiomas and vascular malformations and has an experience in treating conditions like blepharitis, blocked tear duct (Dacryostenosis), chalazion, myasthenia gravis, stye (Hordeolum), syndromic craniosynostosis and thyroid eye disease.

Dr. Katowitz received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania followed by transitional internship from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and residency in ophthalmology from Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology, and oculoplastic and orbital surgery from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and fellowship in orbital and lacrimal surgery from Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, London, England. He is board certified in ophthalmology. Dr. Katowitz has expertise in oculoplastic and orbital surgery.

In addition to being a passionate surgeon and clinician, Dr. Katowitz also conducts research. Most recently, he was involved in a study that was successful in identifying risk factors for craniosynostosis, a condition in which the plates in a child’s skull fuse too early. 


Representative Publications:

Simultaneous Versus Sequential Ptosis and Strabismus Surgery in Children

Ocular and Adnexal Findings in Patients With Facial Microsomias

Orbital Wall Infarction in Sickle Cell Disease: MR Evaluation