Jeffrey T. Liegner, MD was born and raised in and around Newton, New Jersey, the third child of Dr. Frank and Rosemary Liegner. He received his degree in physics from Duke University under an Air Force ROTC Scholarship, and then served four years of active duty in Texas as a research physicist.
Dr. Liegner completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in San Antonio while also receiving a Master’s degree in biology under a separate academic program during the first two years of medical school training. He interned in Internal Medicine at the University-affiliated County and Veteran’s Hospitals in San Antonio, and subsequently completed a residency in ophthalmology at UTHSC.
After five years in private practice in Oregon, he moved to northern New Jersey. Specializing in corrective eye surgery, including laser vision surgery, Dr. Liegner has performed many thousands of intraocular and corneal refractive surgery procedures, including the LASIK procedure for near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism, providing patients with much improved vision and a new sense of freedom.
Dr. Liegner is Board certified in ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), as well as a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS). He was also a Clinical Instructor of ophthalmology residents and medical students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark, and volunteered at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital in East Orange. Dr. Liegner was also the Medical Director of the Northwest Jersey Ambulatory Surgery Center (NWJASC) and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS).
After 26 years of service in the Air Force as a reservist, flight surgeon and physicist, Dr. Liegner held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (now retired).