Tara Torabi

Tara Torabi

Brown University

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)


Tara will spend the next two years at UCSF on a Movement Disorders fellowship. She is currently in her last year of Neurology Residency at Stanford and was chosen by the Neurology Department to serve as Chief Resident for this year. She completed her medicine internship in Hawaii. She obtained her MD at Yale Medical School. As a 2016 Mitchell Scholar, Tara studied Neuropharmacology at NUI Galway. Her master’s thesis focused on the neuroprotective potential of the cannabinoid CB2 receptor agonist, beta-caryophyllene, in an inflammatory rat model of Parkinson’s disease. Outside of the classroom, Tara enjoyed serving as a volunteer for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland; mentoring youth with autism through Galway Autism Partnership (GAP); and teaching cell biology to primary school students through NUIG Cell Explorers.

At Yale, she continued her dedication to community health and science outreach–teaching high school students about anatomy, helping to organize health literacy classes for New Haven refugees, and volunteering at a student-run clinic for low-income individuals.

Tara is dedicated to a career in neurodegenerative disease research, education, and advocacy.

Tara obtained her undergraduate degree from Brown University.