Doctor Tava was a female Malcorian physician in the 24th century. In 2367, she was employed at the Sikla Medical Facility.

She was part of the team that first brought in Rivas Jakara (Commander William T. Riker) from an injury during the riots, and subsequently discovered his major anatomical differences from Malcorian physiology. Despite her ingrained Malcorian xenophobia, she provided the injured Human with excellent medical care. (TNG: "First Contact")

Tava was played by actress Sachi Parker.
Her name comes from the script.