Walter M. Fierson, M.D., Pediatric Ophthalmology  
     
     
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Walter M. Fierson, M.D.

    
Walter M. Fierson, M.D.
 
 

I. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Walter M. Fierson, M.D.

Business Name: Walter M. Fierson, M.D.
A Professional Corporation


California License Number April, 1975 G 029165

V. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

1. Current Positions

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center
1200 North State Street
Los Angeles, California 90033

Consulting Ophthalmologist
California Children's Services

Attending Physician
Department of Ophthalmology Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Sunset and Vermont Avenues
Los Angeles, California 90054

Military Service
Major
United States Air Force
Flight Surgeon - USAF Clinic
McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
Active Duty: July 1973-June 1975


Office Location(s):

Walter M. Fierson, M.D., Pediatric Ophthalmology


1245 West Huntington Drive
Suite 109
Arcadia, California   91007
Location Phone: (626) 304-7081
Location Fax: (626) 304-1078

My Phone: 626 304-7081
Fax: 626 304-1078

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting new patients.

Undergraduate Education:
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. 1963-1967. Graduated
Summa Cum Laude with Highest Distinction in Biology. May, 1967. Member,
Phi Beta Kappa.

Medical Education:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, N.Y. 1967-1971. Member, Alpha Omega Alpha: Elected in Third Year.
Internships:
Mixed Medicine Internship
Los Angeles County-Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, CA, 1971-1972

General School Education:
Bayside High School, Bayside, New York

Residency:

Internal Medicine
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. 1972-1973.

Ophthalmology
University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center,
Los Angeles, CA 1975-1978


Fellowship:

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Harvard University-Children's Hospital and Medical Center,
Boston, MA, 1978-1979.

Board Certifications:

III. LICENSURE

1. CALIFORNIA - APRIL, 1975 C 029165

2. NEW YORK - AUGUST 1972 M.D. 112659 (Inactive)

3. NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 1973 M.D. 27681 (Inactive)

4. MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE, 1978 M.D. 42831 (Inactive)

5. TEXAS - DECEMBER, 1979 M.D. F 5908 (Inactive)


IV. CERTIFICATION

1. Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1972

2. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, 1979

3. Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1980

4. Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1981

In Practice Since:
1979

Affiliations:

VI. LEADERSHIP POSITIONS; COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 120, Boy Scouts of America 1983-89
Scoutmaster, Troop 120, Boy Scouts of America, 1989-92

Member of the Board of Directors of the Ophthalmology Section,
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1987 to present.


Secretary-Treasurer of the Ophthalmology Section,
American Academy of Pediatrics. 1987 to 1992

Chairman of the Ophthalmology Section,
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1992-1996

Chairman. Retinopathy of Prematurity Subcommittee, Ophthalmology Section
American Academy of Pediatrics. 1988-Present

Chairman, Retinopathy of Prematurity Interacademy Statement Task Force
American Academy of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,
1994-Present

Chairman, Socioeconomic Subcommittee, Ophthalmology Section
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1990-Present

Chairman, Surgical Sections Group,
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996-present

Surgical Representative, Council on Sections Management, Committee
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996-present

Chairman, Surgical Advisory Panel to Board of Directors,
American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996-present

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Pediatric
Sub-Specialty Care, 1997 - present

Contributing Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Appointed 1998

Reviewer for Ophthalmology articles, Pediatrics. Journal of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, 1997 to present
Chairman-Elect, Council on Sections, American Academy of Pediatrics
October 1999 - March 2002

Chairman, Council on Sections, American Academy of Pediatrics
March 2002 - March 2005

Chairman, Council on Sections Management Committee,
American Academy of Pediatrics, March 2002- March 2005



VII. SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

1. Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association

2. Member, Los Angeles Pediatric Society

3. Member, California Perinatal Association

4. Member, Southwest Pediatric Association

5. Member, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

6. Member, Los Angeles Ophthalmological Society


VIIIA. HOSPITAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS

1. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles; Los Angeles, California, Active Staff

2. Huntington Memorial Hospital; Pasadena, California, Active Staff

3. Queen of the Valley Hospital; West Covina, California, Active Staff

4. Garfield Medical Center; Monterey Park, California, Courtesy Staff

5. Intercommunity Medical Center; Covina, California, Courtesy Staff

6. Methodist Hospital of Southern California; Arcadia, California, Courtesy Staff

7. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital; Whittier, California, Active Staff

8. Saint Josephs' Medical Center; Burbank, California, Courtesy Staff

9. San Dimas Community Hospital; San Dimas, California, Courtesy Staff

10. Santa Teresita Hospital; Duarte, California, Courtesy Staff


VIIIB. OUTPATIENT SURGICAL CENTER STAFF APPOINTMENTS

1. Huntington Outpatient Surgicenter; Pasadena, California

IX. CONSULTANTSHIPS

1. Consultant, California Children's Services

2. Consultant, California State Department of Personal and Social Services

3. Consultant, United States Social Security Administration

4. Member, Medical Advisory Board, Los Angeles County Head Start Program

5. Consultant, Los Angeles County Child Health and Disability Program

Publications:

X. PUBLICATIONS

1. Fierson, W.M. , Boger,W.P.,III, Diorio,P.C., Peterson, R.A.,
Robb.R.M; "The Effect of Bilateral Superior Oblique Tenotomy on
Horizontal Deviation in A-Pattern Strabismus." J. Pediatric
Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 17:364-371, 1980.

2. Fierson, W.M.
"Retrolental Fibroplasia, Current Status." Periscope, J. of
the California Perinatal Association, p.7-11, April, 1980.

3. Fierson,W.M. :
"Botulinum Toxin May Correct Strabismus." Pediatric News. 22:2, 1988.

4. Fierson.W.M.
"Ophthalmological Aspects of Down's Syndrome." In Van Dyke
et aI(eds): Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Down's
Syndrome. New York, Springer-Verlag, 1990, Chapter 3, pages 26-54.

5. Fierson, M.D., Chaiman,
E.A, Palmer, A.W. Biglan, J.T. Flynn, R.A. Peterson, D.L. Phelps:
Screening Examination of Premature Infants for Retinopathy of Prematurity
A Joint Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American
Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Association for Pediatric
Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Pediatrics Vol. 100, No. 2, page 273 (1997)

XI. RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. "Pharmacologic Treatment of Congenital Glaucoma." Presented
at Annual Meeting, Department of Ophthalmology, White
Memorial Hospital, 1985.

2. "A-Pattern Strabismus" Presented at Strabismus Surgery
Course, Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation, 1988.

3. "Treatment of Strabismus with Botulinum Toxin." Present at
Annual Meeting, American Academy of Pediatrics, October, 1988.

4. "Ophthalmological Aspects of Down's Syndrome" Chapter 3 in:
Van Dyke et al.(eds) Clinical Perspectives in the Management of
Down's Syndrome. New York: Springer- Verlag, 1989.

5. "Psychomotor Effects of Strabismus Correction." In Progress.

6. "Early Surgery for Infantile Esotropia" Cooperative Study in progress

7. "Surgical Technique for Large Angle Infantile Esotropia"
Cooperative Study in progress

8. "Treatment of Amblyopia" Cooperative Study in progress


XI. LECTURES

"RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA", The Sick Newborn Symposium,
Queen of the Valley Hospital, Oct. 5, 1979

"THE EFFECT OF SUPERIOR OBLIQUE TENOTOMY OF THE PRIMARY
POSITION OCULAR DEVIATION IN A-PATTERN STRABISMUS"
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, Calif.
Nov., 1979

"MEDICAL ASPECTS OF VISUAL HANDICAP", California
Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped,
23rd Annual Convention, Nov. 19, 1982

"MANAGEMENT OF A AND V PATTERNS", Strabismus Surgery
Course, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles/USC
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Feb. 4, 1983

"VISUAL PROBLEMS OF THE PRE-SCHOOL CHILD'" Los Angeles
County Head Start Program, May 24, 1983

"RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA, AN UPDATE", The Sick Newborn
Symposium, Queen of the Valley Hospital,
Oct. 16, 1981; Oct. 19, 1984.

"INFANTILE GLAUCOMA", The Sick Newborn Symposium, Queen
of the Valley Hospital, Sept. 13, 1985

"ARE THOSE EYES CROSSED", Pediatric Subspeciality Conference,
Dept. of Pediatrics, Queen of the Valley Hospital,
June 29, 1985
Dept. of Pediatrics, San Antonio Community Hospital,
Jan. 11, 1986

"RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (RLF). THEN AND NOW", Eighth
Annual Meeting of the California Perinatal Association,
Monterey, Calif., Oct. 14, 1985.

"VISUAL ACUITY AND MOTILITY SCREENING", Conference on
Health Screening for the School-Age Child, Charter
Oak Hospital, Sept. 20, 1986

"VISUAL ACUITY ASSESSMENT AND PROGNOSTICATION IN THE
VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILD", Blind Children's
Center Symposium on the Visually Impaired Child,
March 6, 1987

"STRABISMUS", Department of Pediatrics, Huntington
Memorial Hospital, April 12, 1988

"TREATMENT OF STRABISMUS WITH BOTULINUM TOXIN", Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics,
San Francisco, California, Oct. 1988

"VISUAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN", Annual Pediatric
Subspecialty Conference, Huntington Memorial
Hospital, Feb. 4, 1989

"THE FUNDUS IN DOWN'S SYNDROME", Annual Resident's, Fellows
and Alumni Day, University of Southern California
Department of Ophthalmology/Doheny Eye Institute June 9, 1989

"REFRACTIVE ERRORS IN CHILDREN", Department of Pediatrics
Lecture, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Burbank,
California, August 14, 1989

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Spring Meeting of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, California
March. 1991; with Robert D. Gross, M.D. and I. Matthew Rabinowicz

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Meeting of the American Academy of
Ophthalmology/ ATPO, Dallas, Texas :
October, 1993; with Carolyn C. Fierson, Ph.D. and Steve Lichtenstein, M.D.

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY". Course, Meeting of the American Academy of
Ophthalmology/ ATPO, San Francisco, California
October, 1994; with Carolyn C. Fierson, Ph.D. and Steve Lichtenstein, M.D.

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Meeting of the American
Academy of Ophthalmology/ ATPO, Atlanta, Georgia
October, 1995; with Carolyn C. Fierson, Ph.D. and Steve Lichtenstein, M.D.

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Meeting of the American
Academy of Ophthalmology/ ATPO, Chicago, Illinois
October, 1996; with Carolyn C. Fierson, Ph.D. and Steve Lichtenstein, M.D,

"VISUAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN"
Pediatrics Department Lecture
White Memorial Medical Center, March 12, 1998

OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Spring Meeting of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, Atlanta, Georgia
April, 1998; with Steve Lichtenstein, M.D.

OCULAR INFLAMMATION: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT"
Pediatrics Department. Lecture
White Memorial Medical Center, January 12, 1999

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Spring Meeting of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, Illinois
April, 1998; with Steve Lichtenstein, M.D.

"RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY; MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS"
Sick Newborn Symposium, Sna Gabriel Valley; Citrus Valley Medical Center
September, 1999

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Spring Meeting of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, Illinois
April, 1999; with Steve Lichtenstein, M.D

"OPHTHALMOSCOPY", Course, Annual Meeting of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, D.C.
October, 1999 - presented twice; with Steve Lichtenstein, M.D.

"Pediatric Ete Examination", Course, Annual Meeting of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, Illinois.
October, 2000 - presented three times; with Steve Lichtenstein, M.D.