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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

William Rocamora Katowitz, M.D.

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Assistant 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, 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.
Certifications
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
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

Fayet B, Katowitz WR, Racy E, Ruban JM, Katowitz JA: An Update to Monocanalicular Stent Surgery. Int J Ophthalmol. 9(5), 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.

Jakobiec FA, Stagner AM, Katowitz WR, Eagle RC Jr: A Microanatomic Abnormality of the Lacrimal Gland Associated with Goldenhar Syndrome. Surv Ophthalmol. Feb 2016.

Katowitz WR, O'Brien M, Kiskis E, Elliott EM: An asystolic event after eyelid skin bupivicaine injection during chalazion surgery. J AAPOS 20(1): 75-7, Feb 2016.

Eftekhari K, Chambers CB, Goldstein SM, Katowitz WR, Katowitz JA.: Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Masquerading as Embryonal Subtype: The Value of Modern Molecular Diagnostic Testing. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg March 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.

Nagae Lidia M, Katowitz William R, Bilaniuk Larissa T, Anninger William V, Pollock Avrum N: Radiological detection of intraorbital wooden foreign bodies. Pediatric emergency care 27(9): 895-6, Sep 2011.

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Last updated: 04/19/2016
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