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 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 graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a BS in biology. He received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School. 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 Pediatrics and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine. He holds hospital privileges at Children’s National Medical Center, Holy Cross Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.
Dr. Shier has been recognized by his fellow physicians for the last two decades in the “Top Doctor” editions of the Washingtonian and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook. In the 2011 Checkbook he received the most acknowledgements by his peers in the specialty of Allergy.
Dr. Shier is active in his local community and nationally. He has been a trustee for the Maryland Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, past president for both the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society and the Prince Georges/Montgomery County Pediatric Society. He has served on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Montgomery County Schools for 15 years 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 committees for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and he has also served on 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.
Teaching is a passion for Dr. Shier and he lectures on Allergy and Asthma topics in the community as well as to the residents and medical students at George Washington University School of Medicine. The interest in teaching spills over into his day-to-day practice and earned him national recognition with the Muriel C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network(FAAN).
Finally, Dr. Shier has had the opportunity to be involved with office based clinical research in the area of Asthma and Allergic nasal diseases.