Christopher N. Ta, MD

Christopher N. Ta, MD

Cornea specialist

Bio:   Christopher 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.
4.8 out of 5
321 Patient Ratings
65 Patient Comments

Corneal and External Eye Diseases

Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1998) CA
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2000)
  • Fellowship: Univ Of Texas Southwestern (1999) TX
  • Residency, Stanford University, Ophthalmology (1998)
  • Internship: Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Oakland (1995) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Minnesota (1994) MN
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Physiology (1990)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Omega Alpha (1993)
  • America's Top Ophthalmologist, Consumers' Research Council of America (.)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008)
  • Best Paper Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008)
  • Best Poster Award, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference (2005)
  • Biodesign Certificate of Appreciation, Stanford Biodesign (2011)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa (1990)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Ta listened attentively while I explained my eye history and he then reviewed some of my records from previous providers. He offered another approach to how I currently treat my eye inflammation, which is exactly what I was looking for.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr.Ta is the best ophthalmologist ever, very caring , very experienced and a very good person. He is my favorite doctor in all Stanford clinic. He had been taking care of me for many years.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Doctor and staff were awesome! Props to them!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Ta is an excellent doctor. He answers my emails every single time. He explained well, and also gives any possible treatment suggestions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Everyone was great, as always. Couldn't be better.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

The care providers are professionals par excellence.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My experience is good they treated me very good. They attended me very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ta is a knowledgeable physician who can be trusted in his care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr.Ta is superior. Excellent care. Spends lots of time explaining things. Extremely through could not be more confident of another MD.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Ta is wonderful. Kind, patient, concerned, takes as much time as I need, compassionate, answers all my questions, etc.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

my doctor is very professional

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Ta has all our confidence. He is knowledgeable, he listens & answers questions and we trust him.

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4.8 out of 5
321 Patient Ratings
65 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Ta listened attentively while I explained my eye history and he then reviewed some of my records from previous providers. He offered another approach to how I currently treat my eye inflammation, which is exactly what I was looking for.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr.Ta is the best ophthalmologist ever, very caring , very experienced and a very good person. He is my favorite doctor in all Stanford clinic. He had been taking care of me for many years.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Doctor and staff were awesome! Props to them!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Ta is an excellent doctor. He answers my emails every single time. He explained well, and also gives any possible treatment suggestions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Everyone was great, as always. Couldn't be better.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

The care providers are professionals par excellence.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My experience is good they treated me very good. They attended me very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ta is a knowledgeable physician who can be trusted in his care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr.Ta is superior. Excellent care. Spends lots of time explaining things. Extremely through could not be more confident of another MD.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Ta is wonderful. Kind, patient, concerned, takes as much time as I need, compassionate, answers all my questions, etc.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

my doctor is very professional

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Ta has all our confidence. He is knowledgeable, he listens & answers questions and we trust him.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Able to pinpoint my specific causes of dry eyes and offers the simple and effectives ways to cure and control the problem

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

My many visits to the eye clinic have been very positive

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Chen is simply superb in every way.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Recommended a patient to my doctor who was able to stabilize my eyesight.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Ta speaks very quickly and gets right to the bottom line which I appreciate. Sometime I realize later I don't have a good picture of his opinion and suggested treatment plan. I'm confident in the treatment, but I don't necessarily feel there is a productive doctor-patient rapport.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Explains procedure, need and outcome in easy to understand terms - friendly and professional

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Ta is very thorough and refers you to another eye specialist when called for.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I am grateful for the excellent care provided by Dr. Ta, Dr. Silva, Dr. Lin.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. TA IS GREAT!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

One constructive comment: Dr. Ta said he would return after 5 minutes while I had my eyes shut for a specific test. After a few minutes someone came in whom I thought naturally was Dr. Ta, so I began asking him questions. When I got "I don't know" answers, I was surprised. Once I was allowed to open my eyes, I saw that it was not Dr. Ta. That was a very odd experience. If they are going to send in other staff, whom I have not met yet, they should have introduced themselves. I did not distinguish their voices from each other.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Ta is wonderful. He has a very calm, gentle manner. He is very competent and has provided me with excellent/outstanding care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The best I've had!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

my positive experience at Stanford has been shared with my providers at Siteman in St. Louis for improving its services and with patients wanting info about my experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I believe I am in excellent hands with Dr. Ta. My problem is complicated.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Ta is the best!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

The doctor know more than I do about my condition. When including me in a decision, it is helpful to know the doctor's recommendation. I would like doctors to be up-front about this. Then based on his experience, and in an open-ended way, he could suggest why I might or might not want to take his recommendation. Re follow-up care. The progression of Fuchs is limiting my vision. Thankfully, I found out about Vista. Doctors should refer there routinely. I told Dr. Ta this previously. I would have liked him to ask about my experience with Vista and how I am coping in general.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I have already recommended Dr. Ta to friends and family.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Although he did order additional tests and referred me a specialist, I left feeling that Dr. Ta was not sympathetic about my vision situation.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Like my Dr. very much.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

excellent Dr.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ta and Jing his assistant are simply THE BEST!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Doctor Ta, the best care provider, "the best eye doctor."

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I love Dr. Ta He is wonderful, I'm so glad he's my doctor

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I would like to thank Dr. Ta because he made my worried go away and feel comfortable.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Ta isn't as thorough as other Stanford doctors.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr.Ta is excellent.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr TA is a caring and excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent care provider!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Ta is a very good doctor I would recommend everybody.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

In addition to being friendly and knowledgeable, Dr. Ta has excellent bed side manners.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Fabulous doctor and staff.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

EVERYONE WAS AWESOME

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Very impressed with my visit and I have full confidence in Dr Ta monitoring and treating my problem

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Ta is very nice, courteous and easy to talk to

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Very professional and good experience

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

dr. Ta - is very good

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I would recommend family/friends to this clinic, because the service and treatment I receive from the doctor or assistance is excellent. They show are very knowledgeable and show concern to my medical problems.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr Ta was very gentle, and explained everything vert well.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Ta always is concerned about my eye problems and offers helpful info to keep the problems under control. He is wonderful!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ta the BEST

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ta smiles - & looks at you but doesn't "hear" your questions and says "he doesn't know" answers, when in fact he must.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Great doctor and doctor assistant and great experience!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very excellent care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Like the printout provided at end of each visit summarizing information and day's test results.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Ta is wonderful. He fully explains condition of my eyes and gives me all the options available for my problems.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

To all appreciate all the care you give, thanks.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

He always worries about my vision concern about vision. He is good doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

He is a nice doctor, but brevity seems to be his nature. The office gave me a discharge form with a lot of info on it - he hadn't discussed any of it with me. It was unclear to me when to follow-up.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Again, Dr. Ta is terrific!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

He's a very good or excellent care provider. He's a likeable & a friendly doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

This doctor is the best in his field - I rely and trust him in the care he always provides.