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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

William Rocamora Katowitz, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Attending Surgeon, The Scheie Eye Institute
Attending Surgeon, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Surgeon , The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia
Attending Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Ophthalmology
34th and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-0603
Fax: 267-425-5015
Education:
B.A. (Music, Religious Studies)
Brown University, 1989.
(Post-Bac/Pre-Med)
Harvard University, 1997.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Transitional Internship, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2002.
Resident in Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ophthalmology, 2002-2005.
Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2006.
Fellowship, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Center for Human Appearance, 2005-2007.
Fellowship, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, London, England, 2007-2008.
Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2008.
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Adult and Pediatic Orbital Tumors
Adult and Pediatric Thyroid Eye Disease
Adult and Pediatric Lacrimal Disease
Tearing Abnormalities
Eyelid Tumors
Ptosis
Eyelid Malposition
Facial Recontrsuction after MOHS removal of skin cancer
Orbital and Eyelid Trauma
Repair of Orbital Bone Fractures
Microphthamia
Craniofacial Disorders

Selected Publications

Revere KE, Binenbaum G, Li J, Mills MD, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA.: Simultaneous Versus Sequential Ptosis and Strabismus Surgery in Children. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg June 2017.

Swanson Jordan W, Aleman Tomas S, Xu Wen, Ying Gui-Shuang, Pan Wei, Liu Grant T, Lang Shih-Shan, Heuer Gregory G, Storm Phillip B, Bartlett Scott P, Katowitz William R, Taylor Jesse A: Evaluation of Optical Coherence Tomography to Detect Elevated Intracranial Pressure in Children. JAMA Ophthalmology. Epub ahead of print, Feb 2017.

Fayet B, Katowitz WR, Racy E, Ruban JM, Katowitz JA: An Update to Monocanalicular Stent Surgery. Int J Ophthalmol. 9(5): 797-8, May 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. Apr 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Swanson J, Xu W, Aleman T, Mitchell B, Wes A, Chen SS, Bender L, Heuer G, Katowitz W, Bartlett S, Taylor J.: Optical Coherence Tomography Can Detect Intracranial Hypertension in Young Children with Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg 136(4): 39, Oct 2015.

Fayet B, Katowitz WR, Racy E, Ruban JM, Katowitz JA: Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy: The keys to surgical success. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 30(1): 69-71, Jan-Feb 2014.

Fayet B, Racy E, Katowitz WR, Ruban J-M, Katowitz JA: Management of extruding bicanalicular nasolacrimal stents: Primun non nocere. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 29(5): 413-4, Sep 2013.

Fayet B, Katowitz WR, Racy E, Ruban JM, Katowitz JA: Pushed monocanalicular intubation: an alternative stenting system for management of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstructions. JAAPOS 16(5): 468-72, Oct 2012.

Chambers Christopher B, Katowitz William R, Katowitz James A, Binenbaum Gil: A controlled study of topical 0.25% timolol maleate gel for the treatment of cutaneous infantile capillary hemangiomas. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery 28(2): 103-6, Mar 2012.

Forbes BJ, Katowitz WR, Binenbaum G: Pediatric canalicular tear repairs - revisiting the pigtail probe. JAAPOS 12(5): 518-520, Oct 2008.

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Last updated: 07/26/2017
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