Dr. Weiss was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He completed his medical degree at the University of Miami. Following his internship and residency in internal medicine he was a research fellow and then completed his ophthalmology residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1970
Medical School: MD, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 1974
Post Graduate Education: Research Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1974
Internship: Internal Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1975
Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology,  Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, DC, 1981
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1981 
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

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Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Weiss’ clinical interests include electroretinogram, oculomotor testing (Eye Movement Testing), and visual evoked potential.

Research Focus

Dr. Weiss’ research focuses on the visual function in a wide range of clinical disorders using visual evoked potentials (VEPs). Presently, we are concentrating on visual impairments associated with cortical malformations and visual pathway tumors. We are also interested in how the visual system extracts information from a moving a moving stimulus in patients with infantile nystagmus.

Awards & Honors

2004/5 Listing in “Best Doctors” Seattle Magazine

2006 Listing in “Seattle’s Top Doctors” Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

2011 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor

2012 US News Top Doctors, US News and World Report


Kelly JP, Leary S, Khanna P, Weiss AH  Longitudinal measures of visual function, tumor volume, and prediction of visual outcomes after treatment of optic pathway gliomas.  Ophthalmology 2012 Jun; 119(6)1231-7

Weiss AH, Kelly JP, Baran F.  Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction:  Delineation of anatomic abnormalities with 3D Reconstruction. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul 1;130(7):842-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Weiss AH, Kelly JP, Bisset D, Deeb SS.  Reduced L- and M- and increased S-cone functions in an infant with thyroid hormone resistance due to mutations in the THRß2 gene. Ophthalmic Genet. 2012 Dec; 33(4)187-95 [Epub ahead of print]

Herlihy EP, Phillips JO, Weiss AH.  Esotropia greater at distance: Children versus Adults.  JAMA Ophthalmology 2013 Jan 24; 1-6 

Weiss AH, Phillips JO, Kelly JP.  Anatomy and function of the macula and outcome of surgical tenotomy in achiasma.  Ophthalmology, In Print

Primary Clinical Office

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ophthalmology Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way, Ocean 6
Seattle, WA 98105
Clinic Phone: 206-987-2177
Clinic Fax: 206-987-2722

Mailing Address:
Department of Ophthalmology
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way
M/S OA.9.220
Seattle, WA 98105



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