Dr. James Katowitz, MD

Dr. James Katowitz, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
Dr. James Katowitz, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1963 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Surgery
more than 19% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
more than 3% of peers
Eye Infections
more than 2% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

17  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1963
  • Newark Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Hospital Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Queen Victoria Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1968

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Katowitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katowitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katowitz to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Katowitz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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