kristinDr. Kristin J. Tarbet

Board Certified Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kristin J. Tarbet is a uniquely qualified physician and surgeon having specialty training in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. Her unique training has granted her recognition and membership into the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS), This society, founded in 1969, was established to recognize surgeons who have training and experience in this unique field. There are fewer than 600 national and international members. In addition to rigorous training, membership into the society requires the presentation and acceptance of a formal thesis, plus successful passage of both written and oral examinations.

“My subspecialty focus provides me with a detailed knowledge of the facial region and allows me to concentrate my skills on the most current, safest, and effective techniques in ophthalmic facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.”

Dr. Kristin J. Tarbet offers her patients the most advanced techniques available, using her highly trained and experienced eye for extreme attention to detail and finesse.

An Eye on Education

“My three-year fellowship training provided me the opportunity to learn from some of the most respected leaders in each field. I continue to research and assess the newest technological and procedural innovations in my field in order to fully educate my patients and offer them the best care in ophthalmic facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.”

Board Certified: 

  • Diplomat, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
  • Member, American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
  • Member, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS)


  • MD: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Internship: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington University – Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Ophthalmic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Madison, WI
  • Fellowship: Facial Cosmetic Surgery – Madison, WI
  • Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbit, Washington University – Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


“My fellowship and membership standings allow my referring doctors and patients to be
assured they are receiving the highest level of subspecialty care.”


  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
  • Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Utah State Medical Association
  • Washington State Medical Association

Invited Committee Member:

  • ACS Board of Regents Ethics Committee, ACS Committee on Young Surgeons, AACS Communications Committee, AACS Membership Committee.


“Being involved in physician training and education is another avenue in my commitment to provide quality patient care and to interact with other community professionals.”

  • Clinical Associate Professor: University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Preceptor of Fellowship: ASOPRS Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery Program
  • National Instructor and Lecturer / Invited International Presenter
  • Author of textbook chapters and scientific publications



Gay Sleight


Amara is honored to announce Gay Sleight, PA-C – a highly trained, skilled and experienced Physician Assistant as key-player on our esteemed team. She graduated with top honors from the University of Utah PA program and holds a master’s degree in Family and Emergency Medicine. She has been practicing medicine for over 20 years and is currently completing a fellowship in regenerative and functional medicine as a member of A4M. Many people refer to this comprehensive specialty as “Anti-Aging”.

Years of treating patients AFTER they had reached a diseased state, Gay realized that we are missing the important aspects of health care. It made more sense to her to prevent disease rather than wait for it to happen. Gay herself experienced the miracle of natural hormones on a personal level and claims hormones literally saved her life.

“Healthy living is about knowing what’s going on inside the body and treating it before a person becomes ill. Our new Age Management therapies can produce dramatic health and wellness results for you!”

 Gay understands and believes that anti-aging medicine is a wellness-oriented model of advances clinical preventative medicine. She supports that it is evidence based and can confirm the medical field is already seeing results and better health outcomes. Regenerative medicine is not merely hormone therapy as there are many ways for the body to self-repair.

As Gay looks forward to her next twenty years of medicine, she envisions sharing new and innovative alternative solutions for continued health that inspire positive vitality, not just the mere absence of disease. She would like to extend you an invitation to schedule an appointment where she can listen to your current concerns and customize your personal healthcare plan using the latest methods of hormone therapy and disease detection. More importantly, she is eager to assist you on your individual journey to longevity with disease prevention and evidence based methods to retard and optimize the aging process.


  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT-Graduate, Top of Class Physician Assistant Program
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT –Master’s Degree-Family & Emergency Medicine
  • Fellowships: Currently completing in Age Management Medicine