James A.. Katowitz, M.D.




Department of Ophthalmology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA;


OFFICE ADDRESS:             Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

                                                The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

                                                34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard

                                                Richard D. Wood Building - First Floor

                                                Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4399

                                                Phone:  215 590-4596- Fax:  215 590-4325


CONTACT EMAIL:              mcculloughs@email.chop.edu


James A. Katowitz MD is a graduate  of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to England for  specialty training in Cornea and Oculoplastic Surgery at The Queen Victoria Hospital in Sussex and at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London. He returned to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology.


 Dr. Katowitz  is currently Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters and edited several books on oculoplastic subjects, including the first major textbook on Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery.


Among numerous leadership positions, Dr. Katowitz has served as President of The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and received the Orkan Stasior Leadership Award from this society as well as the Wendell Hughes Lectureship Award given jointly with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Board of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American College of Surgeons.