Heather M. Tamez, M.D.

Heather M. Tamez, M.D. specializes in the medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases including Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Retinal Tears and Detachments, Macular holes and Puckers, and Retinal Vascular Disorders. She also has extensive experience managing ocular trauma and complications following cataract surgery, including placing intraocular lenses when this was not possible during the initial surgery.  In addition to managing retinal diseases, Dr. Tamez also has an interest and experience treating uveitis, inflammation that can impact any part of the eye and often requires treatment with immunosuppressive medications. Regardless of the disease process, she strives to educate her patients about their eye disease and make treatment plans with them that will be both manageable and ensure the best long-term eye health and vision possible.

Dr. Tamez is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Throughout her training, she was actively involved in medical student and resident education and served as a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges where she participated in and created content for their annual meetings. She is enthusiastic about training the next generation of physicians and ophthalmologists and is looking forward to working with students and residents in the Baltimore area. Dr. Tamez is a member of the medical staff of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Timonium Surgical Center, and UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital (York), and provides retinal care to patients at multiple locations throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tamez is a Baltimore-native and graduate of the Friends School of Baltimore. Since completing her training away from home, she is excited to be caring for patients where she grew up and working hard to bring the best possible eye care to the region.

Kenyon College
B.A. in Chemistry, Cum Laude

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Residency in Ophthalmology, Co-Chief resident

Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Vanderbilt Eye Institute 
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Gass Fellow