Dr. James A Katowitz MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. James Katowitz is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for 51 years. Dr. Katowitz accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 51 doctors at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of 71 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
High performing in Ophthalmology

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1964–1967

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1963–1964

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1963

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified 45 years in Ophthalmology

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2013

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Masquerading as Embryonal Subtype: The Value of Modern Molecular Diagnostic Testing.
Eftekhari, K.,Chambers, C. B.,Goldstein, S. M.,Katowitz, W. R.,Katowitz, J. A.

Optic pathway gliomas: neoplasms, not hamartomas.
Liu, G. T.,Katowitz, J. A.,Rorke-Adams, L. B.,Fisher, M. J.

Ablepharon-Macrostomia syndrome-Extension of the phenotype.
Kallish, S., McDonald-McGinn, D.M., van Haelst, M.M., Bartlett, S.P., Katowitz, J.A., Zackai, E.H.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS Value Network
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth HMO Value Network
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • AmeriHealth PPO Value Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Oklahoma BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Oklahoma
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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