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Geoffrey Tabin on Global Quest to Cure the Blind

Venue: Li Ka Shing Center, Room 101, Stanford medical school campus

Host: Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

Speaker: Geoffrey Tabin, M.D. is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Co-Director of the Outreach Division at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah. Dr. Tabin has been named the "unsung hero" by the Dalai Lama; for his international work and dedication to eradicate unnecessary world blindness and sustain ophthalmic health care in the developing world. Dr. Geoffrey Tabin leads the International Division of the John A. Moran Eye Center as part of his vision to provide high quality ophthalmic care, education, and establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure. Being the fourth person to climb the "7 summits," the highest point of all seven continents, Geoff Tabin has pioneered difficult technical rock, ice, and mountaineering routes on all seven continents including the East Face of Mt. Everest. He is the author of Blind Corners: Adventures on Everest and the World's Tallest Peaks, published by Lyons Press in October 2002.