• Retinal Specialist
  • Medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous


  • Undergraduate: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Medical: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Internship: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Fellowship in Retinal Diseases, University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami Florida

Activities & Achievements

  • University of Virginia Eye center Residents; Attending of the Year Award, 1993, 1997, 2001
  • DuPont Guerry, III Professor of Ophthalmology, 1998
  • Recognized in “Best Doctors in America,” Naifeh S, Smith GW. © 1994
  • The American Board of Ophthalmology Director 2001-2007, Chairman, 2008
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Honor Award, 1993
  • Duke Eye Center Resident’s Teaching Award, 1989-90
  • Heed Fellowship, 1981-82
  • NASA Fellowship, 1966-69

Dr. Tiedeman resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife Pat and their two dogs. He has two children, Jennifer an attorney in Washington D.C., and John an anesthesiologist in Charlottesville. Dr. Tiedeman currently sees patients in both the Fishersville and Charlottesville offices.

Dr James Tiedeman