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Tara Schaab, M.D.

“I believe in working together with each of my patients to help them understand their disease process so that we can develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome for their goals.”

Dr. Tara Schaab



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Join us in welcoming Dr. Tara Schaab, a fellowship-trained retina specialist, to the team at Minnesota Retina Associates. Dr. Schaab specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases including macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular diseases. She also specializes in retinal imaging as well as in-office procedures, including intravitreal injections and retinal laser. Dr. Schaab just relocated to Minnesota from San Antonio, Texas where she was working as a member of the Retina Faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Schaab grew up in the Midwest where she earned her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago, and completed her medical school education at Indiana University School of Medicine. She then completed ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, and a fellowship in Diseases of the Retina at Northwestern University. Dr. Schaab is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

With a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care, we know that our patients in Minnesota are going to enjoy working with her! Dr. Schaab will be caring for patients out of our Golden Valley Bloomington and Hutchinson locations.

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, Cum Laude, Loyola University, Chicago, IL (2004-2008)

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (2010-2014)

Transitional Year Internship, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN (2014-2015)

Ophthalmology Residency, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (2015-2018).

Medical Diseases of the Retina Fellowship, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (2018-2019)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2013
  • Class of 1970 David M. Gibson & George T. Lukemeyer Scholarship, 2012
  • The Donald D. Macchia Pharmacology Award, 2012
  • Lake County Medical Center Development Agency Scholarship, 2011, 2012
  • Indiana University School of Medicine- Northwest Scholarship, 2011, 2012
  • Dr. Milton W. & Ruth I. Roggenkamp Scholarship, 2011
  • Edward W. & Sarah Stan Cullipher Scholarship, 2010
  • Loyola University Trustee Scholarship, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship, 2004
  • Hispanic Women’s Forum Scholarship, 2004

Book Chapters

Schaab TJ, Mirza RG, Jampol LM. Placoid Retinopathies: Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy, Serpiginous Choroiditis, Relentless Placoid Chorioretinitis, and Persistent Placoid Maculopathy. Albert and Jakobiec’s Principles and Practices of Ophthalmology. 2020:1-31.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Sheth N, Schaab T, Mirza RG. Advanced Pericentral Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy in an Asian Woman. Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases. 2020 Mar;4(2):148-151.

Schaab T, Padidam S, Gill MK. Navigating retinal imaging: Select the appropriate modalities for common disorders. Ophthalmology Management. 2018 July;22:18-20,22-24.

Gerber AL, Harris A, Siesky B, Lee E, Schaab TJ, Huck A, Amireskandari A. Vascular Dysfunction in Diabetes and Glaucoma: A Complex Relationship Reviewed. J Glaucoma. 2015 Aug;24(6):474-9.

Lee E, Harris A, Siesky B, Schaab T, McIntyre N, Tobe LA, Ling J. The Influence of Retinal Blood Flow on Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients with and without Diabetes. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2014 July- Aug;24(4):542-549.

Poster Presentations

Tara Schaab MD, Yasaira Rodriguez MD, Victoria Sattaravo, John Roarty MD. Outcomes of Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy in Pediatric Patients with Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction. Accepted, AAO Annual Meeting 2017.

Tara Schaab, Alon Harris, Annahita Amireskandari, George Eckert, Barbara Wirostko, John Ling, Priyanka Kanakamedala, Brent Siesky. Retrobulbar blood flow in glaucoma patients with and without diabetes. ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2014.

Nancy J. Mangini, Teodora Fetea, Tara Schaab, and Brian G. Kennedy. Hypoxia up-regulates hemoglobin expression in cultured human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Experimental Biology Meeting, April 2013.

Oral Presentations

Tara Schaab, Nancy Mangini, Brian Kennedy. Hemoglobin Expression in Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) Cells. Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest Summer Research Program, Aug 2011. 

Dr. Schaab’s Patient Reviews


Serving Our Community

Serving patients in Bloomington and Golden Valley areas.


Minnesota Retina Associates
9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 110
Bloomington, MN 55431

Golden Valley

Minnesota Retina Associates
8501 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 200
Golden Valley, MN 55427


Minnesota Retina Associates
1455 Montreal St SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

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