Janine Tabas, MD

Co-Director, Cataract & Primary Eye Care Service

Subspecialty: Cataract, Primary Eye Care


Dr. Janine Tabas is board certified in opthalmic medicine and surgery. She practices comprehensive ophthalmology with a special interest in cataract surgery and premium intraocular lenses. She is committed to helping her patients achieve the best possible vision after cataract survey and minimizing dependency on glasses. She herself has had LASIK refractive surgery, and enjoys excellent vision without glasses. In her spare time, Dr. Tabas is an avid tennis player, and competes on the tournament level.

Dr. Tabas graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1985. She earned her medical degree with Honors from the Medical College of Virginia in 1989. There she served as chapter president of AOA, the National Medical Honor Society. Her internship in Internal Medicine was completed at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia in 1990. Dr. Tabas’ attended the residency program at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for her ophthalmic training, which she completed in 1993.

After her ophthalmology residency in 1993 Dr. Tabas joined Dr. Michael Kay in private practice. In addition to seeing private office patients, she is very active at Wills Eye Hospital, and is Co-Director of  the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Department. She teaches ophthalmic residents both in the clinic setting and operating room.

Dr. Tabas is board certified in ophthalmology, and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1995

Academic Affiliation
Instructor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1993
  • Medical School:  Medical College of Virginia – 1989
  • Undergraduate:  Dartmouth College – 1985


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