Dr. James Katowitz, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. James Katowitz, MD
Dr. James Katowitz, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 79 years old and has been practicing for 54 years. Dr. Katowitz is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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    in Carteret NJ |
    When my daughter was born she was transferred to a hospital in South Jersey to see a specialist who then referred us to Dr. Katowitz at CHOP. Dr. Katowitz made sure he explained everything in ways we would understand, even pulling up charts and photos. He assured us that he would walk us thru all the steps which he did. He was direct but at the same time very compassionate. Now my daughter is two days post surgery and I am blessed to have a caring surgeon who walked us thru this very hard time.
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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Nystagmus
    • Retinoblastoma


    • Medical School
      University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1963

    • Internship Hospital
      Newark Beth Israel Hospital

      Completed in 1964

    • Residency Hospital
      Hospital Penn

      Completed in 1967

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Moorfields Eye Hospital

      Completed in 1968

      Queen Victoria Hospital

      Completed in 1968

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Blepharoplasty
    • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
    • Enucleation of Eye
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation