Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch was born and raised in and around Berkeley, California. She completed her undergraduate studies and her doctoral degree (D.Phil., neurophysiology) at the University of Oxford in England. She obtained her M.D. from the University of California San Francisco. After a medicine internship at UW, she completed her ophthalmology residency at the Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California, and her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she holds a masters degree in clinical and biomedical investigation from the University of Southern California.

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Overview

Undergraduate Education: BA, Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford, UK, 1991
Medical School: MD, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, 1998
Post Graduate Education: D. Phil., Neurophysiology, University of Oxford, UK, 1997, MS, Clinical and Biomedical Investigation, University of Southern California, 2007
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 1999
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 2002
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2003
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Sub Specialty Societies: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

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Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch’s clinical interests include disorders of childhood vision development, including refractive errors, amblyopia, and strabismus; congenital and acquired anomalies in and around the eye in children, including nasolacrimal duct obstructions and eyelid abnormalities; ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease in children, especially craniosynostosis and neurologic and neurosurgical conditions.

Research Focus

Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch’s research focuses on epidemiology of vision disorders in children and accommodative function in children during normal and abnormal visual development.

Awards & Honors

2010-12 Top Doctors in Pasadena Award

2008 Award for Excellence in Resident Training, Doheny Eye Institute

2001 Doheny Eye Institute Resident Research Award

1993 Overseas Research Student Award, UK

Publications

Tarczy-Hornoch K. Accommodative lag and refractive error in infants and toddlers. J AAPOS 16:112-7, 2012.

Tarczy-Hornoch K, Varma R, Cotter SA, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin JH, Borchert MS, Torres M, Wen G,

Azen SP, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L; The Joint Writing Committee for the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups. Risk factors for decreased visual acuity in preschool children: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies. Ophthalmology 118: 2262-73, 2011. 

Cotter SA, Varma R, Tarczy-Hornoch K, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin J, Wen G, Wei J, Borchert M, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L; The Joint Writing Committee for the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups. Risk factors associated with childhood strabismus: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study. Ophthalmology 118:2251-2261, 2011.

McKean-Cowdin R, Varma R, Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Borchert MS, Lin JH, Wen G, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L; Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups. Risk factors for astigmatism in African-American, Hispanic and non-Hispanic White preschool children: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study. Ophthalmology 118:1974-81, 2011.

Borchert MS, Varma R, Cotter SA,Tarczy-Hornoch K, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin JH, Wen G, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L; Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups. Risk factors for hyperopia and myopia in preschool children: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study. Ophthalmology 118:1966-73, 2011.

CONTACT INFO

Primary Clinical Office

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Location:
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ophthalmology Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way, Ocean 6
Seattle, WA 98105
Clinic Phone: 206-987-2177
Clinic Fax: 206-987-2722

Mailing Address:
Department of Ophthalmology
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way
M/S OA.9.220
Seattle, WA 98105

 

Specialties

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Strabismus

Languages

English, French, Hungarian, Spanish