Dr. Sara Marks Tabby is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has been practicing in the Philadelphia area for the past 34 years. She is unique in her background and experience treating the creatives of the world, including dancers and musicians, who appreciate her interest in their endeavors and her personalized approach in creating modifications within their technique, or the attention paid to their practice schedules. She is a strong advocate of the psychosocial aspect, or the “art of medicine,” with an emphasis on each unique patient interaction and relationship guiding the diagnosis and collaborative treatment decision. She aims to form a mutual relationship built on trust and respect, with open lines of communication.
Dr. Tabby attended Mills College in Oakland, California for her undergraduate studies, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She then returned to her home state of New York where she received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1980. She completed her internship in general surgery followed by residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1983 at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York. While completing her residency, she worked as an emergency room physician at Kings Highway Hospital in New York.
She has extensive experience in field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has served as both Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Service and Director of the Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, where she remains an active member of the hospital staff. She has also served as interim Director of Rehabilitation at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, where she assisted with the development of the physical therapy department. These leadership experiences provided valuable knowledge in the treatment of a diversity of patients and forged connections with institutions and colleagues that she uses in her private Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice today.
Dr. Tabby grew up in New York City, a profound lover and lifelong supporter of the arts. She has served as the “Orchestra Tour Physician” for Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, touring in Asia and Europe. She also has extensive training in ballet and modern dance technique. One of her passions is spending time assisting in humanitarian crises. She been working in Haiti since 2010 when the earthquake occurred. She enjoys working with a diversity of patients, of all ages and abilities.