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Christopher N. Ta, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center
BioChristopher N. Ta, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cornea diseases including medical and surgical management. His areas of expertise are in the treatment of ocular infections, inflammation, dry eyes and ocular surface diseases. He has conducted numerous clinical trials toward the prevention and treatment of ocular infections. Ta also has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of ocular graft-versus host disease following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Deborah Chizever Taback
Public Relations Associate, The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research
Current Role at StanfordCommunications Manager for the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University
Geoffrey Craig Tabin
Fairweather Foundation Professor
BioDr. Geoff Tabin is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Medicine at Stanford University. He has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, two books and a dozen book chapters related to his work in ophthalmology and the developing world.
Dr. Tabin is the fourth person in the world to reach the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. His passion for mountain climbing directed him to his professional career in eye care. After summiting Mt. Everest, on one of his expeditions, he came across a Dutch team performing cataract surgery on a woman who had been needlessly blind for three years. It was then he understood his life calling.
Tabin graduated from Yale University and then earned an MA in Philosophy at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. From there, he took his interest in moral philosophy and health care delivery to Harvard Medical School where he earned his MD in 1985. After completing an ophthalmology residency at Brown University and a fellowship in corneal surgery in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Tabin returned to Nepal to work with Dr. Sanduk Ruit.
Tabin and Nepalese eye surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit established the Himalayan Cataract Project in 1995 – with a vow to work to eliminate all preventable and treatable blindness from the Himalayan region in their lifetime, a goal, in Tabin’s words, “more audacious than setting out to make the first assent of the East Face of Mount Everest.” Dr. Ruit, whom the Associated Press heralded as the “god of sight” to the world’s poor, and Tabin have proven that hospital quality standards can be applied in impoverished areas devoid of electricity and clean water. Their successful approach to restoring sight and dogged perseverance has made possible what 20 years ago seemed impossible.
The Himalayan Cataract Project has since expanded beyond the Himalayas to encompass Sub-Saharan Africa as well. Dr.Tabin spends a considerable part of the year working abroad throughout the Himalayas and Sub-Saharan Africa. At Stanford his practice focus encompasses surgery and treatment of diseases of the anterior and external eye including cataract and corneal surgery.
Mary Anne Tablizo
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine
BioBoard certified in pediatric pulmonology, sleep medicine and general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Mary Anne Tablizo joined Valley Children’s as a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist in March 2006. She is a clinical associate professor at the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Stanford University. She is also a volunteer faculty at University of California, San Francisco – Fresno, Pediatric Residency Program and Sleep Medicine Fellowship program. Dr. Tablizo’s areas of special interest include pediatric sleep disorders, noninvasive ventilation, home mechanical ventilation, pulmonary cocci and cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Tablizo has presented on numerous topics in her field. She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals, including “Pediatric Pulmonology,” “Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,” and “Expert Review of Medical Devices.” She also co-authored a book chapter in “Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing: Progress in Respiratory Research on Lung Transplantation in Pediatric Patients.” Dr. Tablizo is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Thoracic Society, American Lung Association and California Thoracic Society.
Dr. Tablizo completed her medical degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She did her pediatric residency at Overlook Hospital/Columbia University teaching affiliate in Summit, New Jersey, and her pediatric pulmonary fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Holly K. Tabor
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on ethical issues in genetics and genomics, specifically return of results and translation for exome and whole genome sequencing and translation of genomic sequencing into the clinical setting. I also conduct research on ethical issues in clinical care and research for patients and families with autism and other developmental and cognitive disabilities.