Dr. Leah Kammerdiener is a board-certified ophthalmologist trained in glaucoma and anterior segment surgeries. She specializes in the medical, laser, and surgical treatments of glaucoma as well as cataract surgery.
Originally from Rochester, NY, Dr. Kammerdiener was a part of the prestigious eight-year Rochester Early Medical Scholars program. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a Biology degree and with Magna Cum Laude honors. She then pursued her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and graduated with a distinction in research and acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Her residency in ophthalmology brought her to Charleston, SC and the Medical University of South Carolina Storm Eye Institute. During residency, Dr. Kammerdiener won the Helma Award for clinical research, the Richard Saunders Award for surgical and academic promise, and the Program Director’s Award for the resident who best exemplifies the qualities of a great physician. Dr. Kammerdiener remained at the Medical University of South Carolina for her glaucoma fellowship training and stayed on as adjunct faculty working with residents and fellows while she spent several years in private practice.
It was in Charleston, SC that she met her husband, Andrew. In her free time, Dr. Kammerdiener enjoys water sports, hiking, biking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and their new Australian Shepherd. They are excited to join the Jacksonville community.