Tyler Pierson, MD, PhD
Tyler M. Pierson, MD, PhD, is a member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at Cedars-Sinai. He is board certified in neurology, with special certification in child neurology. His clinical and research interests include neurogenetic disease and the development of therapies for these disorders. Dr. Pierson is also research faculty with the Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai.
Dr. Pierson has been an author on numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and reviews as well as a speaker at national and international scientific and clinical meetings. He is a member of several professional societies including the Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
Dr. Pierson earned his bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, with special honors in zoology. He then completed a medical and doctoral (MD-PhD) program at Baylor College of Medicine, earning his doctorate with Dr. Bert O’Malley in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. After a pediatric internship at Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Pierson completed his child neurology training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in the Neurogenetics Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to working with the Neurogenetics Branch, Dr. Pierson was a staff neurologist with the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program.