Christopher N. Ta, MD

Christopher N. Ta, MD

Cornea specialist

4.7 out of 5
312 Patient Ratings
42 Patient Comments

Corneal and External Eye Diseases

Professional Education

  • 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

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa (1990)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Omega Alpha (1993)
  • Best Poster Award, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference (2005)
  • 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)
  • Biodesign Certificate of Appreciation, Stanford Biodesign (2011)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

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.

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4.7 out of 5
312 Patient Ratings
42 Patient Comments

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.