DoctorsAngela N. Buffenn, MD, MPH

Angela N. Buffenn, MD, MPH

Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus Fellowship Program and Director of the Orbit and Eye Movement Institute in the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

Department: Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialty: Pediatric Ophthalmology

Treatment Expertise: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Language: English

Location: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Biography and Education

Biography

Angela N. Buffenn, MD, MPH earned her Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health Degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her residency at the University of Maryland and her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Buffenn has also been the principal investigator for a study addressing the detection of ocular disease in infants and children, a collaborative effort with pediatricians at CHLA funded by Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. and the Pearle Vision Foundation. On a national level, Dr. Buffenn serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of AAPOS, a publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She also serves as chair of the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee (OTAC) Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Panel, which is a division of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Research Interests:

Dr. Buffenn has a strong interest in strabismus, amblyopia, and eye movement disorders.  Dr. Buffenn’s research priorities include developing exam techniques for detecting ocular disease in infants and children, amblyopia, and various forms of strabismus. One type of strabismus Dr. Buffenn has been investigating is the management of intermittent exotropia, a form of strabismus in which the eyes deviate out.

Education

  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995
  • MPH, University of Michigan Medical School 

Internship

  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 1995 – 1996

Residency

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1996 – 1999

Fellowship

  • The Wilmer Eye Institute, 1999 – 2000

Accomplishments

Professional society memberships

  • California Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Awards

  • Kalamazoo College, Dean’s List
  • University of Michigan Medical School Student Biomedical Research Fellowship
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Secretariat Award, 2012
  • Los Angeles Magazine “Southern California Super Doctors” 2013-2014
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award, 2013 
  • Pasadena Magazine Top Doctors in Ophthalmology, 2009, 2010, 2012 2013, 2014

Publications

  1. Yang MB, Melia M, Lambert SR, Chiang MF, Simpson JL, Buffenn AN. Fibrin Glue for Closure of Conjunctival Incision in Strabismus Surgery: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2013;120(9):1935-41. Epub 2013/07/04. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.05.008. PubMed PMID: 23820078.
  2. Lambert SR, Melia M, Buffenn AN, Chiang MF, Simpson JL, Yang MB. Rebound Tonometry in Children: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2013;120(4):e21-7. Epub 2013/02/12. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.09.058. PubMed PMID: 23395545.
  3. Simpson JL, Melia M, Yang MB, Buffenn AN, Chiang MF, Lambert SR. Current Role of Cryotherapy in Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(4):873-7. Epub 2012/03/03. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.01.003. PubMed PMID: 22381808.
  4. Chiang MF, Melia M, Buffenn AN, Lambert SR, Recchia FM, Simpson JL, et al. Detection of Clinically Significant Retinopathy of Prematurity Using Wide-Angle Digital Retinal Photography: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(6):1272-80. Epub 2012/05/01. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.01.002. PubMed PMID: 22541632; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPmc3637992.
  5. Bababeygy SR, Almarzouki H, Buffenn AN. Isolated Abducens Nerve Palsy Secondary to Lemierre Syndrome. Journal of AAPOS : The Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2011;15(6):587-9. Epub 2011/12/14. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2011.06.010. PubMed PMID: 22153405.
  6. Buffenn AN. Adjustable Suture use in Strabismus Surgery. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2005;16(5):294-7. Epub 2005/09/22. PubMed PMID: 16175042.
  7. Hunter DG, Kelly JB, Buffenn AN, Ellis FJ. Long-Term Outcome of Uncomplicated Infantile Exotropia. Journal of AAPOS : The Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2001;5(6):352-6. Epub 2001/12/26. doi: 10.1067/mpa.2001.120175. PubMed PMID: 11753254.
  8. Buffenn AN, de Juan E, Fujii G, Hunter DG. Diplopia After Limited Macular Translocation Surgery. Journal of AAPOS : The Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2001;5(6):388-94. Epub 2001/12/26. doi: 10.1067/mpa.2001.120173. PubMed PMID: 11753261.
  9. Buffenn AN, Saetre SB, Higginbotham EJ, Musch DC, Kincaid MC. Transconjunctival Mitomycin C as an Adjunct to Conventional Glaucoma Filtration Surgery in Rabbits. Journal of Glaucoma. 1997;6(5):314-8. Epub 1997/11/05. PubMed PMID: 9327350.