About Marisa Tieger, MD

Dr. Marisa Gobuty Tieger serves as the Coordinator and Director of the Eye Trauma Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, Dr. Tieger serves as a mentor, teacher, and peer resource to Harvard Ophthalmology’s residency program.

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.

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Locations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-3416

Medical Education

  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

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Research

Dr. Tieger’s ongoing research activities include investigating the use of a pharmacologic alternative for monovision in pseudophakic patients, visualization systems in vitreoretinal surgery, and the use of optical coherence tomography in patients with optic neuropathies. Dr. Tieger previously 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.

Publications

  • Tieger MG, Rodriguez M, Wang JC, Obeid A, Ryan C, Gao X, Kakulavarapu S, Mardis PJ, Madhava ML, Maloney SM, Adika AZ, Peddada KV, Sioufi K, Stefater JA, Forbes NJ, Capone A, Emerson GG, Joseph DP, Regillo C, Hsu J, Gupta O, Eliott D, Ryan EH, Yonekawa Y. Impact of contact versus non-contact wide-angle viewing systems on outcomes of primary retinal detachment repair (PRO study report number 5). Br J Ophthalmol. 2020 May 14.

    Tieger MG, Moussa K, Kim LA, Eliott D. The History of Visualization in Vitrectomy Surgery. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2020; 60(1):1-15. 

    Tieger MG, Jakobiec FA, Ma L, Wolkow N. Small Benign Storiform Fibrous Tumor (Fibrous Histiocytoma) of the Conjunctival Substantia Propria in a Child: Review and Clarification of Biologic Behavior. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Sep/Oct; 35(5):495-502.

    Tieger MG, Jakobiec FA, Wolkow N, Ma L, Chang HP. Bilateral epibulbar pseudorheumatoid nodulosis with a review of ocular adnexal palisading granulomas. Surv Ophthalmol. 2019 Jul - Aug; 64(4):558-569.

    Gobuty M, Hedges TR, Ho J, Erlich-Malona N, Vuong LN, Athappilly GK, Mendoza-Santiesteban CE. Macular Ganglion Cell Complex Reduction Preceding Visual Field Loss in a Patient With Chiasmal Compression With a 21-Month Follow-Up: Comment. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 03; 38(1):127-128. 

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