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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, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Center for Human Appearance, 2005-2007.
Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2006.
Fellowship, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, London, England, 2007-2008.
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
Eyelid Malposition
Facial Recontrsuction after MOHS removal of skin cancer
Orbital and Eyelid Trauma
Repair of Orbital Bone Fractures
Craniofacial Disorders

Selected Publications

Fayet B, Racy E, Katowitz J, Katowitz W, Ruban JM, Brémond-Gignac D: Insertion of a preloaded Monoka™ stent for congenital nasolacrimal obstruction: Intraoperative observations. A preliminary study. J Fr Ophtalmol 42(3): 248-254, March 2019.

Fayet B, Racy E, Bordonné C, Katowitz WR, Katowitz J, Brémond-Gignac D.: Complex Bony Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction Caused by an Adjacent Canine Tooth Bud. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 35(1): e23-e24, Jan/Feb 2019.

Shen A, Katowitz WR, Revere K: A 12-Month-Old Boy With Bilateral Facial Swelling and Proptosis. JAMA Ophthalmol April 2018 Notes: Published online April 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.0786.

Fayet B, Racy E, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA, Ruban JM, Brémond-Gignac D.: Intralacrimal migration of Masterka® stents. J Fr Ophtalmol March 2018.

Chua MR, Tomlinson LA, Binenbaum G, Katowitz WR: Pediatric Thyroid Eye Disease: Clinical Characteristics and Orbital Decompression Outcomes. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Notes: Accepted for publication in March 2018.

Khatib L, Nazemzadeh M, Revere K, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA: Use of the Masterka for complex nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children. J AAPOS 21(5): 380-383, Sep 2017.

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.

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Last updated: 05/19/2019
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