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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 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Surgeon, The Scheie Eye Institute
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
B.A. (Music, Religious Studies)
Brown University, 1989.
Harvard University, 1997.
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.
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2008.
American Board of Ophthalmology, 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
Eyelid Malposition
Facial Recontrsuction after MOHS removal of skin cancer
Orbital and Eyelid Trauma
Repair of Orbital Bone Fractures
Craniofacial Disorders

Selected Publications

Prat DL, Munroe CE, Revere K, Khatib L, Hua P, Ying GS, Binenbaum G, Katowitz JA, Katowitz WR: Outcome of Primary Monocanalicular Stent Placement in Pediatric Down Syndrome Patients with Congenital Nasolacrimal Obstruction. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg May 2023.

Zloto O, Prat DL, Katowitz JA, Katowitz WR, Simon GB, Verity DH: The surgical management and outcomes of kissing nevi of the eyelids. Eye (Lond) May 2023.

Halada S, Baran JA, Isaza A, Patel T, Sisko L, Kazahaya K, Adzick NS, Katowitz WR, Magee L, Bauer AJ.: Impact of Definitive Surgery for Graves' Disease on Adolescent Disease-Specific Quality of Life and Psychosocial Functioning. Thyroid 32(12): 1519-1528. Dec 2022.

Kim DH, Prat DL, Tadros S, Katowitz WR.: Orbital and periorbital dermoid cysts: a retrospective analysis of 270 lesions. Orbit 41(3): 341-345, Jun 2022.

Katowitz WR, Prat DL, Munroe CE, Revere K, Khatib L, Hua P, Ying GS, Binenbaum G.: Primary Monocanalicular Stent Intubation for Children With Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction: Surgical Outcome and Risk Factors. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. May 2022.

Landau Prat D, Liu GT, Avery RA, Ying GS, Chen Y, Tomlinson LA, Revere KE, Katowitz JA, Katowitz WR.: Recovery of Vision after Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration in Children and Adolescents with Elevated Intracranial Pressure. Am J Ophthalmol 237: 173-182, May 2022.

Landau Prat D, Ramakrishnan M, Zhao C, Revere K, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA.: Silicone sling frontalis suspension for congenital ptosis: Outcome of 174 consecutive cases. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. May 2022.

Landau Prat D, Tadros S, Revere KE, Katowitz JA, Katowitz WR.: Management of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in down syndrome. Eye (Lond) Apr 2022.

Magoon K, Landau Prat D, Guo M, Revere K, Katowitz WR.: Microdebridement of Intranasal Cysts Associated With Congenital Dacryocystoceles. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg Feb 2022.

Quintanilla-Die L, K halatbari HK, Dinauer CA, Rastatter JC, Chelius DC, Katowitz WR, Shindo ML, Parisi MT, Kazahaya K : Management of Pediatric Graves Disease: A Review JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 147(12): 1110-1118, Dec 2021.

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Last updated: 05/20/2023
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