Maurice G. Syrquin, M.D.

EDUCATION

1984 Bachelor of Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1989 Medical Doctor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

1989 - 1990 Intern, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

1991 - 1994 Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Martin Luther King Hospital, Charles Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

1994 - 1995 Medical Fellow, Vitreoretinal Division of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California

1995 - 1996 Surgical Fellow, Vitreoretinal Division of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California

WORK EXPERIENCE

1996 - 1998 Associate, Taylor & Winslow, MD, PA, Vitreoretinal Diagnosis and Surgery, Dallas, Texas

1998 - Partner, Taylor, Winslow and Syrquin, MD, PA, Vitreoretinal Diagnosis and Surgery, Dallas, Texas

LICENSURE

1990 Diplomate National Board of Medicine

Diplomate of the FLEX

Massachusetts Licensure 73015

California Licensure G69442

1991 Texas Licensure H9162

1996 Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology

1997 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

1988 Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation Cornea Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, Polymorphonuclear and Mononuclear Leukocytes Both Inhibit Corneal Epithelial Migration in Vitro, Faculty Advisor: Michael D. Wagoner, MD

1992 Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, Analysis of Pars Plana Vitrectomies using the California Hospital Discharge Database, Faculty Advisors: Richard S. Baker, MD, M. Roy Wilson, MD

1992 Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California, Optic Disc Size in Central retinal Vein Occlusion in Blacks, Hispanics and Asians, Faculty Advisor: David S. Boyer, MD

1993 Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California, Intravitreal Penetration of Oral Ciprofloxacin in Patient With Ruptured Globes, Faculty Advisors: Richard S. Baker, MD, M. Roy Wilson, MD

1993 Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California, Is Prenatal Care, Nutrition, Substance-Abuse or General Medical Condition Related to the Development or Severity of Retinopathy of Prematurity?, Faculty Advisor: Richard S. Baker, MD

1994 Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California, Determination of Anterior Chamber Aqueous Humor Ascorbic Acid Concentrations in Caucasians and African Americans, Faculty Advisors: Richard S. Baker, MD, M. Roy Wilson, MD, David Lee, MD

OPHTHALMOLOGIC INNOVATIONS

1994 Development of the Syrquin Orbital Retractor, Storz Catalog #SP 7-52147 and the Syrquin Orbital Mirror, Storz Catalog #SP 7-53022

2000 In process of original instrument design, in conjunction with Storz Instruments, Inc., to develop a pars plana needle aspiration system for endophthalmitis.

AWARDS AND HONORS

1980 Certificate of Distinguished Achievement, American Legion School Award

1988 The National Eye Institute and Burroughs Wellcome Travel Fellowship: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

1992 Research Essay Award - Honorable Mention. California Hispanic American Medical Association Eye Bank Association of American and The Gesine Mohn Memorial Fund Travel Fellowship. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

1994 Chief Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Martin Luther King Hospital, Charles Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Scientific Session - First Place Award: Attendance at the Tenth International Aids Conference in Yokohama, Japan

Jules Stein Research fellow: Fellowship for the academic year 1994 - 1995. Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1995 Jules Stein Research Fellow: Fellowship for the academic year 1995 - 1996

Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship for academic year 1995 - 1996

1996 Pan American Association of Ophthalmology Paul Kayser International Scholar Fellowship

2000 Dallas County Medical Society Alternate Delegate to the Texas Medical Association Meeting, Austin, Texas

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

1984 - 1989 Progressive Alliance of Minority Students

1984 - 1989 American Medical Student Association

1984 - American Medical Association

1988 - Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

1991 - 1994 Junior Council of Interns and Residents

1991 - American Academy of Ophthalmology

1991 - American Medical Political Action Committee

1992 - 1995 California Hispanic American Medical Association

1996 - Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology

1996 - Texas Ophthalmological Association

1996 Texas Medical Association

1996 - Dallas County Medical Association

1996 - Pan American Association of Ophthalmology

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1980 - 1984 Spanish Tutor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

1990 - 1991 Family Nurse Practitioner Student Teaching, Westside Neighborhood Clinic, California State University, Long Beach, California

1991 - 1994 Medical Student Teaching, Martin Luther King Hospital, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California

1994 - 1996 Coordinator of weekly Fluorescein Angiography Conference, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1989 - 1990 Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1994 - 1996 Visiting Assistant Professor, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California

1996 - Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

1996 - Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Dallas, Texas

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

May, 1988 "Polymorphonuclear and Mononuclear Leukocytes Both Inhibit Epithelial Migration in Vitro", Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida

February, 1992 "Racial Variations in Pars Plana Vitrectomies", California Hispanic American, Medical Association, First Annual Statewide Conference, Los Angeles, California

May, 1992 "A Population-Based Epidemiologic Study of Pars Plana Vitrectomy", Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida

May, 1994 "The Influence of Prenatal Care Upon the Risk of Retinopathy of Prematurity in High Risk Infants", Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida

May, 1995 "Mapping the Gene Responsible for Autosomal Dominant Cone Degeneration", Association for Research in vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

May, 1996 "Retrieving Posteriorly Dislocated Silicone Lenses via a Pars Plana Approach", Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

October, 1997 "A Retrospective Study of 1,293 Eyes Diagnosed with Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachments Over a 25 Year History", American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, California

October, 1998 "Ganciclovir Implant Exchanges: The Bucket Handle Technique" Video Presentation. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, Illinois

March, 2000 Submitted for publication: "A New Vitreoretinal technique for Removing Dislocated Intraocular Lenses Through a Pars Plana Approach", American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas, Texas

March, 2000 Submitted for publication: "A New Surgical Technique for Removing Dislocated and Subluxated Lenses Through a Pars Plana Approach", Video Presentation. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas, Texas

CLINICAL STUDIES

Principal Investigator: "An Open-Label, Multicenter, Safety Study of the Treatment of Predominantly Classic Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) Secondary to Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) using Photodynamic Therapy with Veteporfin for Injection."

Principal Investigator: "Phase III Safety and Efficacy Study of Vitrase (Hyaluonidase) for Ophthalmic Intravitreal Injection for Clearance of Severe Vitreous Hemorrhage"

Investigator: "A Randomized, Controlled Study on the Efficacy and Safety of Sandostatin LAR in the Therapy of Patients with Moderately Severe or Severe Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR) or Low Risk Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR)"

INVITED TALKS

April, 1992 "A Population-Based Epidemiologic Study of Pars Plana Vitrectomy", Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Scientific Session Commemoration of 25 Years of Service, Los Angeles, California

October, 1993 "Ocular Emergencies", Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Emergency Room Department, Los Angeles, California

January, 1994 "General Ophthalmic Care As an Inpatient and Outpatient", Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Nursing Department, Los Angeles, California

May, 1994 "The Influence of Prenatal Care Upon the Risk of Retinopathy of Prematurity in High Risk Infants", Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Scientific Session, Los Angeles, California

September, 1994 "Evaluation and Treatment of Macular Subretinal Neovascular Membranes",

University of California at Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Laser Certification Workshop, Los Angeles, California

June, 1995 "Autosomal Dominant Cone Degeneration Maps to 17p", University of California at Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Scientific Session/Alumni Day, Los Angeles, California

June, 1996 "Retrieving Posteriorly Dislocated Silicone Lenses Via a Pars Plana Approach", University of California at Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Scientific Session/Alumni Day, Los Angeles, California

May, 1997 "A Retrospective Study of 1,293 Eyes With A Diagnosis of Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachments in a 25 Year History", Texas Medical Association, Houston, Texas

April, 1998 "Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis and Ganciclovir Implantations", Texas Medical Association, Austin, Texas

June, 1998 "CMV Retinitis and Ganciclovir Implant Exchanges", American Society of Ophthalmic Nurses, Dallas, Texas

May, 1999 Moderator: Posterior Segment/Vitreoretinal Section, Texas Medical Association, Dallas, Texas

May, 1999 "A New Surgical Technique for Removing Dislocated and Subluxated Lenses Through a Pars Plana Approach", Texas Medical Association, Dallas, Texas

February, 2000 Chairperson: Health Check 2000, Visual Acuity and Age-Related Macular, Degeneration Screening, Dallas, Texas

March, 2000 "The Vitrovene/Fomivirsen Experience", The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Grand Rounds, Dallas, Texas

April, 2000 "Treatment of Ocular Opportunistic Infections", San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology, San Antonio, Texas

INVITED INTERNATIONAL LECTURES

February, 1996 Visiting Scholar, Pan American Ophthalmologic Society, Instituto Condede Valenciana, Mexico City, Mexico

REVIEWER OR CONSULTANT

1996- Manuscript Referee, Ophthalmology, The Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

1997 - Manuscript Referee and Editorial Committee, Texas Medicine, The Journal of the Texas Medical Association

1997 - Manuscript Referee and Editorial Committee, Dallas Medical Journal, The Journal of the Dallas County Medical Society

PUBLICATIONS

Syrquin, M., Cheng, C., Chittaranjan, R., Kenyon, K., Wagoner, M.,Polymorphonuclear and Mononuclear Leukocytes Both Inhibit Corneal Epithelial Migration in Vitro. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 1988; 29:195.

Syrquin, M., Baker, R., Wilson, M.R., Lee, D., A Population-Based Epidemiologic Study of Pars Plana Vitrectomy. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 1992; 33 (4):1323.

Syrquin, M., Baker, R., Ali, B., Dang, Y. P., Wilson, M. R. The Influence of Prenatal Care Upon the Risk of Retinopathy of Prematurity in High Risk Infants. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 1994; 35(4):1268.

Syrquin, M., Fundus Flavimaculatus No Treatment for This Hereditary Retinal Disease. Ophthalmology Times. Vol 19, No 24.

Rosen, B., Syrquin, M., Jaissle, G., Jacobson, S., Small, K. High Through-Put Genotyping for Linkage Studies Using Fluorescent Tagged Primers in the ABI Automated Genotyper. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 1995; 36(4):3584.

Syrquin, M., Gehrs, K., Small, K. Mapping Autosomal Dominant Cone Degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 1995; 36(4):4902

Small, K., Syrquin, M., Gehrs, K., Autosomal Dominant Cone Degeneration Maps to 17p. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1996; Vol 121, No 1

Small, K., Mullen, L., Syrquin, M., Gehrs, K., Inana, G. Autosomal Dominant Cone Degeneration Maps to Chromosome 17p. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 1995; 57(4): 1171

Syrquin, M., Bhavsar, A., Engstrom, R., Schwartz, S., Small, K., Heckenlively, J., Yoshizumi, M., Krieger, A. Retrieving Posteriorly Dislocated Silicone Lenses Via A Pars Plana Approach. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 1996; 37(3):3540

Bhavsar, A. R., Pakalnis, A., Syrquin, M. G., Small, K. W. Dominant Maculopathy with Keratoconus. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 1996; 37(3):3066

McCannel, C., Syrquin, M., Schwartz, S. Submacular Surgery Complicated by Choroidal Neovascular Membrane at the Retinotomy Site. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1996; Vol 122(5):737-739

Syrquin, M., Winslow, R., Taylor, B. A Retrospective Study of 1,293 Eyes Diagnosed With Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachments in a 25 Year History. Presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1997.

Syrquin, M., Winslow, R., Taylor, B. Implant Exchanges. The Bucket Handle Technique. Video Presentation accepted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 1998

Syrquin, M., Vitreoretinal Surgery for Macular Holes. Dallas Medical Journal. February, 2000. Vol 86 No 2

HOBBIES

Collecting antique spectacles and ophthalmic equipment, photography, and magic.

 
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