Marisa Gobuty Tieger, MD

Marisa Gobuty Tieger, MD

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Career Plans: Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Ophthalmology

Dr. Tieger earned her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University. Dr. Tieger distinguished herself during her undergraduate studies as both a gifted student and scholarship athlete. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, all while playing Division I basketball for the Syracuse University Women’s team and as a member of the Israeli National Women's Team.

Dr. Tieger is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. As a medical student, Dr. Tieger’s research focused on the use of optical coherence tomography and neuro-ophthalmic diseases. Specifically, she investigated the utility of automated ganglion cell layer analysis by spectral domain optical coherence tomography in optic pathway compression, as well as the optical coherence tomographic profile in Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.

Dr. Tieger completed her internship at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. There, she was recognized for her excellent clinical care and was awarded the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Department of Medicine Award for outstanding performance on the inpatient medicine service, as well as the CAREFirst Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the principles of compassion, attitude, responsibility, and excellence in her service to patients.

During her residency at Harvard Ophthalmology, Dr. Tieger drew faculty praise as a gifted clinician and surgeon, promising researcher, and outstanding teacher. Her research focused on a variety of topics in retina and neuro-ophthalmology. In 2018, she was nominated for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Resident Best Abstract Award. During her training, Dr. Tieger organized a clinical trial investigating the use of a pharmacologic alternative for monovision in pseudophakic patients. She served as Co-Director of the 2018 Paul A. Chandler Visiting Professorship.

As Chief Resident for AY2020-21, Dr. Tieger served as the Coordinator and Director of the Eye Trauma Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, she acted as a mentor, teacher, and peer resource to Harvard Ophthalmology’s residency program.

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