Tamara Lee Lenis, M.D., Ph.D.

Retina Specialist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Tamara Lee Lenis, MD, PhD is an ophthalmologist, retina specialist & vitreoretinal surgeon at NJRetina. Dr. Lenis received her medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, in the EyeSTAR program where she also received a Ph.D. before completing a Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Lenis has received numerous honors and awards, including the Heed Foundation Fellowship, the Excellence in Research Award from Stein Eye Institute, the Young Scientist Research Grant from The Juliette Retinitis Pigmentosa Vision Foundation, and the Dr. Henry and Lilian Nesburn Award for Best Research. She has presented at numerous meetings, rounds and educational events including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), Vit-Buckle Society, and American Ophthalmological Society (AOS). Dr. Lenis has authored over 30 original papers and abstracts in various peer-reviewed journals including Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Pathology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Vitreoretinal Disease, Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, and Ophthalmic Genetics.

Dr. Lenis is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), and she is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Dr. Lenis enjoys art, yoga, running, cooking, traveling, hiking and especially spending time with family when not caring for patients.


  • Cryotherapy
  • Intraocular injection
  • Laser photocoagulation
  • Laser retinopexy
  • Pneumatic retinopexy
  • Scleral buckling surgery
  • Vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)



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