Laura M. Tiedemann, MD, is an ophthalmologist and oculoplastics surgeon at OCLI. She believes in a holistic approach to medical care and focuses on minimally invasive cosmetic and reconstructive oculoplastic techniques. Dr. Tiedemann performs a range of procedures, including cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), correction of droopy eyelids, surgical management of eyelid cancers, surgery to repair obstructed tear ducts, brow surgery, orbital surgery, and injectable Botox® and dermal fillers.
After growing up in northern New Jersey, Dr. Tiedemann completed a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with Honors at Brown University. Dr. Tiedemann obtained her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She pursued residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven and Waterbury Hospitals, followed by residency in ophthalmology at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center. During her final year of residency, Dr. Tiedemann served as Chief Resident. Dr. Tiedemann further specialized in the highly competitive field of eye plastic, orbital, and reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics) through a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is rated among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the United States in the delivery of patient care. During her oculoplastics fellowship, Dr. Tiedemann refined her clinical and surgical expertise in the field and wrote a book chapter on Orbital Anatomy for skull-based surgeons.
Dr. Tiedemann has conducted medical research at Columbia University, NYU Langone Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Children’s National Health System, focusing on various ophthalmological conditions. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. Her research has contributed to practice standards in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.
Dr. Tiedemann is thrilled to return home to the tri-state area for practice. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Tiedemann is passionate about public service and has volunteered her time tutoring children with autism and learning disabilities. She also enjoys dancing, traveling, and spending time with family.