Janine Tabas, MD

Dr. Janine Tabas is board certified in ophthalmic 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 surgery and minimizing dependency on glasses.
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 then attended the residency program at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for her ophthalmic training, which she completed in 1993.
After residency, in 1993, Dr. Tabas joined Dr. Michael Kay in private practice, now known as Kay, Tabas, Niknam and DiDomenico Ophthalmology Associates. In addition to seeing private office patients in Center City and Bala Cynwyd, she has remained very active at Wills Eye Hospital, and is an Attending Surgeon in the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Department. She teaches ophthalmic residents, and Jefferson medical students in the clinic and operating room. She was selected by Wills to be a surgical mentor each year to a senior resident, guiding him or her through the final year of their surgical education.
In addition to Wills Eye Hospital, Dr. Tabas is affiliated with Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and the Main Line Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd.
She 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.
In her free time Dr. Tabas is an avid tennis player and competes on the national level


  • Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth University
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Virginia


  • Internship at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia
  • Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital

Positions & Distinctions

  • Attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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