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Christopher N. Ta, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
BioChristopher N. Ta, MD specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment of cornea diseases. 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. Dr. Ta also has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of ocular graft-versus host disease following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Meg Tabaka, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioDr. Tabaka is a board-certified family medicine physician with a special focus in LGBTQ+ and underserved medicine. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health of Stanford Department of Medicine. In this role, she splits her time between the Stanford Los Altos LGBTQ+ Primary Care Clinic and the MayView Community Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Mountain View, CA.
Dr. Tabaka provides expert, compassionate care personalized to each patient she serves. She is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of all of her patients including all members of the LGBTQ+ community and she welcomes patients of all ages and backgrounds to her practice.
Prior to her medical training, Dr. Tabaka completed her Masters in Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She went to complete medical school at Stanford University and completed residency at the Stanford O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program in San Jose, CA.
Geoffrey Craig Tabin, MD
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.
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health
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.
Instructor, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInvestigating how the CD47-SIRPa axis modulates multiple facets of immunity
David Camacho Talavera
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioDr. David Talavera earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston where he worked in the Culture, Risk, and Reliance Lab. His research focused on examining the impact of race/ethnicity and acculturation in health outcomes and anxiety. His broader interests included developing culturally sensitive interventions for those suffering from chronic illness and pain. Dr. Talavera completed an APA-accredited Psychology Internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical school. He primarily worked at the Latino Mental Health Clinic, but also had rotations in Primary Care, the Acute Psychological Services, and the Psychology Emergency Services. It was at these sites where he gained added training in behavioral medicine, culturally competent care, and Spanish-language mental health services. Collectively, for Dr. Talavera, these experiences highlighted the critical role of race, ethnicity, and culture have on an individual’s experience of stress and health. As a result, he aims to incorporate these multicultural factors into his treatment and evaluation.
After internship, in 2019 he completed an APA-accredited Fellowship in Pain Psychology at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain. Dr. Talavera is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Anesthesia and works in the Stanford Pain Management Center. Dr. Talavera's professional interests include expanding pain psychology treatment modalities for underrepresented groups and Spanish-speaking populations. He aims to expand these services within the Stanford Health Care system and continue to teach/supervise on multicultural factors within pain psychology.
Professor of Developmental Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe use genetic and cellular approaches to investigate the molecular basis of glial development and myelination in the zebrafish.
N. Nounou Taleghani MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
BioDr. Nounou Taleghani completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, graduating in 1986, and subsequently earned both her M.D. and Ph.D. (Neuroscience) degrees at the Chicago Medical School.
She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1999 and joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Stanford as a Board Certified Emergency Medicine specialist in the same year.
She briefly left Stanford in August 2005 and joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum for the Qatar campus and was responsible for the implementation, management and coordination of the WCMC-Q undergraduate clinical curriculum, including the third year clerkships and the fourth year electives. Under her leadership, WCMC-Q developed a pioneering, multilingual program in medical interpreting designed to assist medical students as they interacted with patients in their clinical courses at the local teaching hospital. Dr. Taleghani has received many awards for teaching, including several Excellence in Teaching awards, both at Stanford and at Cornell.
She re-joined the faculty of the Stanford School of Medicine in Fall 2009 as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and as an Attending Physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. She holds an appointment in the medical school, and taught in the clinical curriculum as part of the Educator for CARE faculty for 10 Years. She now serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Advising in the School of Medicine and is the founder and director of the Center for Specialty Career Advising .
Dr. Taleghani is the Director for Medical Student Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine and overseas all the courses her department teaches in the Medical School, including being the inaugural required Clerkship Director for the EMED Clerkship. She also served as the founding Director for the Rapid Assessment Program , MD in triage for the Emergency Department.
Aside from her clinical and academic responsibilities at Stanford, Dr. Taleghani is also involved in many organizations around the Bay Area including serving as
Medical Director, Palo Alto Fire Department from 1999–2005,
Volunteer Medical Director, Susan G Koman 3 Day Walk, SF from 2003-2010
Volunteer Medical Provider for the Painted Turtle Camp
Volunteer Medical Director, AVON, Breast Cancer Walk, SF 2012-2015.
She is also one of the VTML’s, team medical liaison for the National Football League.
Instructor, Biomedical Data Science
BioI use data science and informatics techniques to study human diseases and their impact on population health outcomes and healthcare spending. Also, to enable new knowledge discovery and for the purpose of building next generation informatics tools for population health management and measurement. I bring over fifteen years of experience with large and diverse population health datasets. For example, population-based registers in Denmark and in the US, the Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse, the Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness, Stanford and UCSF electronic medical records, administrative healthcare claims and activity monitoring data. I have also developed natural language processing tools for a variety of biomedical use cases. Paired with the practical skills and knowledge that I have gained through working within integrated delivery systems across the US, my extensive training in computer science, biology, and health services research uniquely positions me to build next generation tools to support integrated health delivery systems and population health.
As an Instructor in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford, I manage a small research group, where I mentor all levels of students and advanced trainees, within the School of Medicine and more broadly within the University. I also lead the Stanford Working Group, Stats for Social Good.
Manjula Kurella Tamura
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kurella Tamura is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center at the Palo Alto VA, a VA Center of Excellence of more than 20 talented investigators, post-doctoral trainees and staff whose work addresses the intersection of aging and chronic disease.
Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interest is in the use of molecular, flow cytometric, and cytogenetic methods to understand and characterize hematopoietic neoplasms. In addition, I have medical oversight of clinical laboratory informatics.
Jane C. Tan
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research relates to issues pertaining to clinical kidney transplantation. We have ongoing studies on the following topics.
1. Renal senescence and kidney transplant, and chronic allograft nephropathy.
2. Living donor safety and response to uninephrectomy.
3. Biomarkers for post-transplant monitoring.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsType 2 diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance