Meet Dr. Tauber

Dr. Joseph Tauber, M.D., specializes in anterior segment surgery, corneal transplantation, the treatment of corneal and external diseases and laser vision correction procedures. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Tauber received his doctorate from Harvard Medical School, his training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital and in ophthalmology at Tufts-New England Medical Center, all located in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Tauber enhanced his medical education with two years of ocular immunology and corneal and external disease fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Tauber is an internationally recognized authority in the field of ocular surface diseases, including dry eye and meibomitis management. He has been a Principal Investigator in dozens of clinical research programs, including those that led to the approval of the only two medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of dry eye – Restasis and Xiidra. Dr. Tauber continues to advance treatment options with active involvement in Scientific Advisory Boards for a number of pharmaceutical firms. Dr. Tauber’s Ocular Surface Disease Center provides patients an opportunity to benefit from his experience in dry eye and ocular surface healing problems together with the most modern diagnostic and treatment options available anywhere.

Dr. Tauber has been performing laser vision correction surgery since 1989, as one of the first ophthalmologists in the U.S. doing these surgeries. He has trained ophthalmologists across the U.S. in these procedures, and has experience with all the major lasers in use today.

Avidly involved in research for almost three decades, Dr. Tauber has been a principal investigator in over 125 research studies of high-risk corneal transplantation, inflammation and allergic eye diseases, corneal infectious diseases and numerous studies related to dry eye syndrome. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Cornea Society.

Dr. Tauber has written five book chapters and over 60 articles for such prestigious medical journals as Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Cornea. He has been awarded the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award and the National Eye Institute Individual NRSA Award.



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Tauber Eye Center
816.531.9100

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4400 Broadway, Suite 202 | Kansas City, MO 64111 816.531.9100