Jerry M. Shier, M.D. has been a part of the Washington DC Metro Area medical community since 1985 in the field of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Shier sold the Asthma and Allergy Center, LLC in September 2009. After fulfilling a two year obligation (September 2011) with his former practice, he is now looking to establish a new practice location in the Washington DC Metro Area, specifically Montgomery County, Maryland. Dr. Shier can not answer medical questions until he establishes a new practice site but he can be reached via fax at 301-738-9295 or mail at PO Box 34231, West Bethesda, Maryland 20827. You can follow Dr. Shier on Twitter and Facebook and he will update this web page periodically by placing new informatoin at the end of the page.
Dr. Shier graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a BS in Biology and received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1982. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of South Florida and underwent specialty training in adult and pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Children’s National Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC.
Dr. Shier is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as in Pediatric medicine. He has hospital privileges at Holy Cross Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Montgomery County, Maryland as well as Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He holds an academic position at the George Washington University School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor.
Dr. Shier is active in his local community. He has been a trustee for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (Maryland Chapter), past President of the Greater Washington, D.C. Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society as well as the Prince Georges/Montgomery County Pediatric Society. For 10 years, he served on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Montgomery County Schools and was Chairman of that committee on two separate occasions. He has been an advocate for having epinephrine in the schools to treat life threatening allergic reactions.
Nationally, Dr. Shier has served as a member of the Asthma Committee and Allergic Rhinitis Committee for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Food Allergy committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He has written articles for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the Asthma and Allergy Network. Dr. Shier has participated in multi-center clinical research on medications we now use to treat allergic nasal symptoms and asthma (Pulmicort, Singulair and Serevent).
Teaching is a passion for Dr. Shier and he lectures on Allergy and Asthma topics in the community as well as to residents and medical students at the George Washington University School of Medicine. His interest in teaching earned him the Muriel C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). This organization recognizes a physician yearly who has made a significant contribution to food allergy education.
Dr. Shier has been recognized by fellow physicians in the “Top Doctor” edition of the Washingtonian and has received the most acknowledgements in the Washington Consumers’ Checkbook for Allergy specialists.
UPDATE: As of July 11th 2012 Dr. Shier will be seeing patients (adults and children) one day a week at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center located on the Bayview Campus of Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore. As an Assistant Professor, in the department of Allergy and Immunology, he will be involved in the education of the Allergy and Immunology Trainees or Fellows. Contact information at the Hopkins site is 410-550-2300. Practice in the DC Metro Area to be determined and an update will be posted.