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Joseph K. Davidson, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Davidson, M.D., is one of the most highly trained and credentialed surgeons in North America for cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgery

Joseph K. Davidson, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S. is a board certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is one of the most highly trained and credentialed surgeons in North America for cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgery of the eyes and upper face. He has completed three subspecialty fellowships (medicine’s highest form of formal education). He is board certified in both the United States and Canada. He has distinguished himself at several of North America’s most prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Georgetown University, McGill University, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Davidson takes pride in his innovative techniques and excellent results for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, eye sockets and tear drains. He also enjoys traveling, computer programming, walking, and reading.

 

EDUCATION

B.A. – Harvard University, Boston, MA cum laude

M.D. – Georgetown University, Washington, DC

internship – Georgetown University, Washington, DC

residency McGill University, Montreal, Canada chief resident (ophthalmology)

fellowship – Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC ophthalmic pathology

fellowship – McGill University, Montreal, Canada ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery

fellowship Plastic Eye Surgery Associates, Houston, TX ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

2000 – American Board of Ophthalmology, ophthalmology

1998 – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, ophthalmology

1998 – Collège des médecins du Québec (Quebec College of Physicians), ophthalmology

1994 – National Board of Medical Examiners

 

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English, French, Haitian Creole and Spanish.

 

STATE LICENSES

California, New York, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Ontario, Canada

 

HOSPITAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS

Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA

Third Street Surgery Center, Los Angeles, CA

Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

MEDICAL SOCIETIES

American Academy of Ophthalmology, fellow

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow & certified specialist

American Medical Association, member

California Medical Association, member

Los Angeles County Medical Association, member

 

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) as an Immunohistochemical Marker for Atypia in Primary Acquired Melanosis (PAM) of the Conjunctiva: J.K. Davidson, I.W. McLean, D.P. George, K.S. Keefe, M.N. Burnier. Presented May, 1993, at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 1993;34/4:966.

Prognostic Value of Closed Vascular Loops in Uveal Melanoma: K.S. Keefe, I.W. McLean, D.P. George, J.K. Davidson, J.W. Gamel, M.N. Burnier. Presented May, 1993, at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 1993;34/4:966.

Clinicopathologic Differentiation of Primary and Secondary Ocular Lymphomas: D.P. George, I.W. McLean, A. Hidayat, K.S. Keefe, J.K. Davidson, M.N. Burnier. Presented May, 1993, at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 1993;34/4:970.

Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome with Corneal Amyloidosis: J.K. Davidson, A.A. Hidayat. Presented June, 1993, at the biennial Armed Forces Institute of Pathology alumni meeting at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Expressivity of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen on Conjunctival Melanocytic Lesions: R. Buhrmann, J.K. Davidson, A. Cabrera, I.W. McLean, M.N. Burnier. Presented May, 1994, at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 1994;35/4:1926.

Pigment Epithelium Derived Factor as a Candidate Gene for Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis: J.K. Davidson, J. Tink, M. Loyer, E. Traboulsi, I. Maumenee, R.K. Koenekoop. Presented April, 1996, at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Abstract published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 1996;37/3:991. Presented May, 1996, at the McGill Ophthalmology Clinical and Scientific Day. Awarded 2nd prize clinician by Allergan. Abstract published in McGill Ophthalmology 1996. Presented June, 1996, at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.

PEDF (Pigment Epithelium Derived Factor) Does Not Cause Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis: R.K. Koenekoop, J.K. Davidson, M. Loyer, J. Robitaille, E. Traboulsi, D. Zhu, I. Maumenee, J. Tink. Final manuscript submitted to Genomics.

Clinical and Immunohistochemical Study of Irido-Corneal-Endothelial Syndrome: M. El-Fouani, M.N. Burnier Jr, A. Mieth, N. Saheb, J.K. Davidson. Presented May, 1997, at the McGill Ophthalmology Clinical and Scientific Day.

Olopatadine versus Ketorolac in the Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: J.K. Davidson, J. Deschenes, M.J. Discepola. Presented May, 1997, at the McGill Ophthalmology Clinical and Scientific Day. Awarded First Prize, Clinician.

Orbital Decompression: The Medial Strut and a New Technique: J.K. Davidson, F. Codère, M. Desrosiers, E. Wright. Presented June 5, 1998, at the McGill Ophthalmology Clinical and Scientific Day.

Four Polymorphic Variations in the PEDF Gene Identified During the Mutation Screening of Patients with Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis: R. Koenekoop, A.L. Pina, M. Loyer, J.K. Davidson, J. Robitaille, I. Maumenee, J. Tombran-Tink. Published July 2, 1999 in Molecular Vision 1999;5:10

Endoscopic Orbital Decompression with Preservation of an Inferomedial Bony Strut: Minimization of Postoperative Diplopia: E.D. Wright, J.K. Davidson, F. Codère, M. Desrosiers. Published October, 1999 in Journal of Otolaryngology 1999 Oct;28(5):252-6

Negative Sinus Pressure and Normal Pre-Disease Imaging in Silent Sinus Syndrome: J.K. Davidson, C.N.S. Soparkar, J.B. Williams, J.R. Patrinely. Published December, 1999 in Archives of Ophthalmology 1999 Dec;117(12):1653-4

Porous Polyethylene Implant Fibrovascularization Rate is Affected by Tissue Wrapping, Agarose Coating, and Insertion Site: C.N. Soparkar, J.F. Wong, J.R. Patrinely, J.K. Davidson, D. Appling. Published September, 2000. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2000 Sep;16(5):330-6

Modification of Hughes Flap for Total Eyelid Reconstruction Does Not Occlude Visual Axis: J.K. Davidson. Presented July 30, 2000, at the Symposium on Advanced Oculoplastic Surgery: VIIth Annual Ophthalmic Plastics Update.

Treatment of Persistent Lower Eyelid Retraction After Bony Trauma: JK Davidson. Presented July 25, 2002, at the Symposium on Advanced Oculoplastic Surgery: VIIIth Annual Ophthalmic Plastics Update

Silent Sinus Syndrome – New Perspectives: C.N. Soparkar, J.R. Patrinely, J.K. Davidson. Published February, 2004, in Ophthalmology 2004 Feb;111(2):414-5