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Rosa Tang Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Ocular Oncologist
Ophthalmologist

About Dr. Tang...
Dr. Rosa Tang is board certified in Ophthalmology. She received her M.D. at C. Heredia University in Lima, Peru. Her Medicine internship was at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Internal Medicine residency at the University of Miami, Ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health, specializing in Health Promotion and Prevention. She is a current fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O.), the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the American Telemedicine Association (A.T.A.), Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

Neuro-Ophthalmology deals with diagnostically challenging cases. Dr. Tang examines patients with rheumatologic, toxic, oncologic, metabolic, endocrine, infectious, and other medical diseases. She has expertise in differentiating these medical conditions from intrinsic neurologic or ophthalmic diseases that affect the eye and brain leading to neuro-ophthalmic problems. The etiology of vision and visual field loss, unusual eye complaints or visual phenomena, ptosis,diplopia, abnormal pupils and eye movements, ocular, periocular and associated head pain are some of the conditions which Dr. Tang evaluates in adults.


Education and Training
  • Received her MD at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru,  April, 1974. 
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, and ranked #1 in her class. Fluent in Spanish.
  • Medical Internship year at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. 1974-1975.
  • Residency  Internal Medicine, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla. 1975-1976.
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC. 1976-1979. Honors as best graduating resident in Ophthalmology.
  • Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. 1979-1980.
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH)-Health Promotion/Prevention, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas. 1993-1995..
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA): University of Texas Brownsville- 2004-2009
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology. Board certified in Forensic Medicine.
  • Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), Member American Academy Neurology (AAN).

Teaching and Related Activities

Academic Positions:

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, the University of Texas M.S. at Houston.
  • Research   Professor- University of  Houston .
  • Visiting Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.
  • Trained 20 fellows from all over the World as Neuro-ophthalmologists. 
Research and Related Activities

Areas of research include:MS,  Optic Nerve Disease. Drug Trials.   Cognitive impairment.  Telemedicine.
> 100   publications in peer reviewed & invited journals pertaining to Neuro-ophthalmology    &Telemedicine.

Teaching Awards and Mentions
  • Dean's Teaching Excellence List - UT Medical School at Houston 1985-1986, 1988-1989.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Osler Institute, Indiana, Ophthalmology and Neurology Review Course 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994.
  • Outstanding Teacher in Ophthalmology Award (Ophthalmology Residents) University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1991-1992.
  • Elected “Woman on the Move” for community service by staff Houston Chronicle-1994.
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Dept Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology Residents) UTMB, Galveston, Texas: 1991-1992, 1999-2000.
  • Honor Award- American Academy Ophthalmology- J: 2000- Senior: 2006.- JCAHO 2005
  • Elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® yearly  from 1996 to 2011.
  • Listed in Texas Monthly  Texas Superdocs  2007-2010  - Ophthalmology section.
  • Listed in the H magazine Top Houston Docs 2002, 2006,2009,2010,2011.
  • Listed in America’s Top Ophthalmologists yearly from   2004 to 2011.
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award  : 2003-2014 with commendation for continuing education maintenance [2010].
  • UTMB nominated teacher for the 2005 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award.
  • Listed in Who’s  Who in Medicine- 2000
  • Peer reviewer and Medical expert for the Texas, California and Florida State Board of Medicine.
  • Co-Director of the MS Eye CARE at the University Eye Institute – Collaborator - National Multiple Sclerosis Society [NMSS] .
  • Currently retired professor from the UT System and in private practice as Medical Director of Neuro-ophthalmology of Texas, PLLC and Co-Director MS Eye CARE.

AWARDS


Senior Achievement Award [ view image ]
For Immediate Release!
December 1, 2006

Houston, Texas Ophthalmologist Receives Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology! Houston, Texas – Rosa A. Tang, MD, MPH of Houston, Texas has received the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The award recognized Dr. Tang for contributions to the Academy.

To achieve this award, an ophthalmologist must have made significant contributions to their profession through educating others, as well as serving in leadership roles. The award was presented at the Academy’s 2006 Joint Meeting held in Las Vegas, November 11-14.

Dr. Tang is a Neuro-Ophthalmology specialist. She currently practices as Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas, PLLC and Co-Director of MS Eye CARE at University of Houston- University Eye Institute- 4901 Calhoun, Houston, Texas 77004.


Protecting Your Future: Your Guide to Vision Care [ view in full ]
H-Texas Magazine December 2006


Texas 2010 Super Doctor [ view in full ]
Board Certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Tang, Director of MS Eye CARE, an NMSS affiliate, serves pediatric and adult Multiple Sclerosis patients at the University Eye Institute's state-of-the-art facility. Valedictorian of her medical school in Peru...


Changing the Face of Medicine 2008
Celebrating Americas Women Physicians

Dr. Rosa Tang is board certified in Ophthalmology. She received her M.D. at C. Heredia University in Lima, Peru. Her Medicine internship was at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Internal Medicine residency at the University of Miami, Ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University...


Newsweek June 28 & July 5, 2010 [ view in full ][ Newsweek profile ]
Best Doctors in Texas

Board Certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Tang, Director of MS Eye CARE, an NMSS affiliate, serves pediatric and adult Multiple Sclerosis patients at the University Eye Institute's state-of-the-art facility. Valedictorian of her medical school in Peru...


Dr. Jade Stacey Schiffman, M.D.
Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist
Neurologist

Former Director of Neuro-Eye Diagnostic, P.A.
Currently full-time Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuro-Oncology and Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as of September 1 of 2006.

Co-Director of MS Eye CARE

Dr. Schiffman can be found at M.D. Anderson by clicking here.


 
 
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