Dr. Horowitz grew up in the Catskill Mountains in NY. He moved to Boston for 10 years, graduating from Boston University Summa Cum Laude and then Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Boston Medical Center. Spending two additional years as a Fellow in General Academic Pediatrics at Duke University convinced him that the Triangle Area was a great place to raise a family. He and his family have lived here for over 30 years. His wife, Rosalind Heiko, PhD, is a child psychologist. His son is a chemist, his daughter-in-law a pharmacist, and his daughter lives and works in a special needs community in PA.
Dr. Horowitz has a particular interest in children with special needs. He is the former Chairman of the Mental Health Committee and a current member the Children with Disabilities Committee, where he has served for over 25 years. In addition, he served 8 years on the North Carolina Council of Developmental Disabilities. He was honored with a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for advocating for children with mental health needs in North Carolina. He is a founding member of the Wake County Child Fatality Task Force and the Wake County Child Protection Team and has continued to be an active participant since their inception over 25 years ago. He has proudly served on the board of directors of Interact. Dr. Horowitz has worked extensively with the NC Pediatric Society, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Horowitz has always enjoyed teaching students and serves as an Adjunct Professor in Pediatrics at UNC. UNC, Duke, and the University of Connecticut have all awarded him Certificates of Appreciation for his work teaching medical students, pediatric residents, nurse practitioner students and physician’s assistant students.