Dr. Taravati was born in Arlington, Texas, and raised in Ames, Iowa. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. She also completed her medical degree at the University of Iowa. She continued at the University of Iowa, completing her internal medicine internship and her residency in ophthalmology.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2001
Medical School: MD, University of Iowa, 2005
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2006
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, 2009
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2010
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Women in Ophthalmology, Iowa Eye Association
Sub Specialty Societies: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Taravati is a clinician educator and comprehensive ophthalmologist.  She manages a wide range of eye conditions, including dry eye, blepharitis, cataracts, glaucoma, and color blindness.

Research Focus

Dr. Taravati’s research interests include color blindness, resident education, and cataracts.

Awards & Honors 

2006 Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
2005 Research Distinction, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
2000 Rhodes Dunlap Scholarship, Honors Program, University of Iowa
1997-2001 National Merit Scholarship, University of Iowa

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Taravati P, Lam D, Leveque T, Van Gelder R.  “Post-cataract surgical inflammation.”  Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. January 2012, Vol. 23, No. 1, 12-18. 

Taravati P, Woodward KR, Keltner JL, Johnson CA, Redline DE, Carolan JA,Huang CQ, Wall M.  Sensitivity and Specificity of the Humphrey Matrix to Detect Homonymous Hemianopias.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, March 2008, Vol. 29, No. 3, 924-928.

Huang CQ, Carolan J, Redline D, Taravati P, Woodward KR, Johnson CA, Wall M, Keltner JL.  Humphrey Matrix Perimetry in Optic Nerve and Chiasmal Disorders:  Comparison with Humphrey SITA Standard 24-2.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, March 2008, Vol. 29, No. 3, 917-923.

Taravati P, Lee AG,  Bhatti MT, Lewis SB. That’s a Wrap. Survey of Ophthalmology2006 Jul-Aug; 51(4): 434-44.  

Primary Clinical Office

Eye Institute at Harborview

UW Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-744-8520

Mailing Address:
UW Medical Center
Box 356485
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195


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