Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

158 Patient Ratings
109 Patient Comments

Geoffrey C. Tabin, M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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(435) 658-9250 Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive #115
Park City, UT 84098
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Bio

Geoffrey Tabin, M.D. is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah and; specializing in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Tabin graduated from Yale College, earned a M.A. in philosophy at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and then his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and is also the co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project.

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.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.0
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 25, 2014

Both Dr. Tabin and his assistant were very kind and helpful.

June 15, 2014

Exceptionally good/excellent in every aspect

June 15, 2014

I was a bit overwhelmed by the provider himself but he had a male tech with him that explained everything in much more detail afterwards and gave me reading material. The doctor himself seemed highly intelligent and competent, just a bit more difficult to understand. After reading about him online I was extremely impressed that I had lucked into an appointment with him. All his decisions were spot on even if I didn't quite understand until I spoke with the tech. My vision is the best it's been in 3 years.

May 19, 2014

I really appreciate the concern and listening to how I feel. I also greatly thank the doctor for taking the time to listen and answer all questions. I am very happy with the level of eye care I receive and won't go anywhere else.

May 16, 2014

We receive excellent service and care when we visit Dr. Tabin and his staff. We are well pleased. Thank you all very much.

April 27, 2014

I came for a second opinion on my eye condition. I like both Dr. Bernstein & Moshifar but sometimes came away not understanding what was explained. Many times waiting was long and felt rushed even when I took the first appointment in the day. I felt something more could be done for my eyes. Dr. Tabin agreed with these Drs. His explanation and showing what was happening with my eyes cleared up some of my misunderstanding. In the past the problems experienced with trying to do close financial work was to wait & see on the next visit. He asked me to check each morning for changes in my eyes & call in immediately with notable change. His concern made me feel he understood what I was experiencing. I thank him for the time he took with me.

April 21, 2014

Dr. Tabin was extremely busy the day of my first visit to the Moran Eye Center. Question 5, we did not discuss future medications. The assistant collected data from me in regards to what I was currently taking. He did have Dr. Hobbs come up and take a look to determine the diagnosis of Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion.

April 03, 2014

Dr Tabin is very well informed.

March 23, 2014

great doctor

March 16, 2014

I have already referred several people to dr. Tabin.

February 28, 2014

Although it took quite a while for the exam to start, the doctor spent an adequate amount of time and I didn't feel as if he was rushed.

February 18, 2014

I know the doc personally. Many of the questions are not applicable as my eyes are healthy so not much to talked about.

February 17, 2014

Dr. Tabin was great! Would recommend him to anyone.

January 25, 2014

Dr. Tabin was very personal and friendly. I will return to see him and the staff.

January 05, 2014

above and beyond by having a former patient come in who had the same recommended treatment to explain what the recovery time was like.

December 28, 2013

The team-work involved with this group of people was amazing

December 26, 2013

I wish I lived here, and Dr. Tabin could continue to be my doctor :) He's wonderful.

December 19, 2013

The ultimate test on the effectiveness of this visit will be how well the new glasses work for me. If they work well (as my previous lenses failed to do), you have obtained a new customer.

December 02, 2013

Both Todd and Dr. Tabin were informative, caring and approachable.

November 19, 2013

good

November 18, 2013

Dr. Tabin did an overall outstanding job.

October 08, 2013

Dr. Tabin is very good in my opinion. Best eye doctor I've every been to.

October 07, 2013

Dr Tabin is the best eye professional I have ever seen and continues to be each time I see him

September 30, 2013

Dr. Tabin gave me a very clear understanding of my eye conditions and exactly what to do in the future if I should experience centain symptoms.

September 30, 2013

Dr.Tabin does all these things every time we visit. He is marvelous.

September 25, 2013

Dr Tabin was amazing not only was I very impressed with his knowledge but he was a very caring person. Dr Tabin took his time explaining my condition and made sure we completely understood my condition and follow up care. I would highly recommend Dr Tabin to my friends and family.

August 14, 2013

Dr. Tabin is fabulous. I am glad we have him for our son's eye problem. My son is very confident with Dr. Tabin and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

August 08, 2013

I would highly recommend the care provider,i.e. Dr. Tabin

August 05, 2013

Dr. Tabin and his staff are fantastic

August 05, 2013

I have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Tabin. He takes time to discuss concerns and what to be aware of in the care of my vision.

August 05, 2013

good experiences

August 05, 2013

The doctor seemed to want to be heard but not listen to me. I tried to explain I had previously been diagnosed with the eye condition he insisted on explaining, etc.

August 03, 2013

excellent

August 02, 2013

Dr G Tabin is always very caring and willing to take the time to ensure that my medical problem is taken care. he takes time to explain any progress or problems occurring with my eyes. Dr G Tabin is an excellent, caring, knowledgable doctor.

July 15, 2013

They were professional and caring.

July 08, 2013

Dr G Tabin is excellent. He shows his concern, has empathy and is very knowledgable.

July 08, 2013

I feel Dr Tabin is very caring about the well being of his patients.

July 02, 2013

Highest regard for Dr. Tabin & his team.

July 01, 2013

I feel most fortunate to be in the capable hands of Dr. Tabin. Wouldn't dream of going elsewhere!

July 01, 2013

Dr Tabin and his staff are very good about discussing my condition and treatment options so that I am able to make an informed decision.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Tabin has formed a team to provide my treatment and they work in a coordinated and effective manner. He and his team, communicate well and kept me in the decision loop at all times. I can not imagine a more professional approach to health care.

May 27, 2013

I actually love Dr. Tabin and think he takes very good care of both my husband and me. Thank you very much.

May 16, 2013

Dr.Tabin is a excellent physician any concerns I had he answered them all.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Tabin provides outstanding care!

April 29, 2013

We are profoundly grateful for the excellent care and concern provided by this practice and all staff members. Thank you so much.

April 29, 2013

Could not ask for better

April 09, 2013

The Muran eye center was recommended to me and I have since done the same. I am pleased with their knowledge but hope that some new treatment will come along for my dry eyes.

April 08, 2013

outstanding care

April 03, 2013

Dr Tabin is very good. If I can help I will not see anybody else for eye related medicine and I highly refer him.

March 26, 2013

In all aspects, I was treated with great respect.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Tabin was great.

March 25, 2013

I cannot conceive of better care than that provided by Dr. Tabin & staff

March 25, 2013

About the best attention and care I've had. Well done.

March 18, 2013

I feel Dr. Tabin truly is concerned about his patients. There is a great sense of security with his medical expertise coupled with his care for me as his patient.

March 18, 2013

Very good experience

February 22, 2013

Great doctor, just needs to make sure his patient education is on a level the every day person can understand.

February 19, 2013

Great experience; total confidence in Doctor and his Assistant.

February 17, 2013

Dr. Tabin takes enough time to explain and answer my question. He assures me regarding all staff in the clinic.

February 12, 2013

Never had a bad experience at Moran including two cataract surgeies on my eyes and two on my husband's eyes.

January 30, 2013

good

January 21, 2013

Dr. Tabin was great. Kind, efficient, capable and compassionate.

January 15, 2013

Dr. Tabin is a fantastic doctor

January 14, 2013

I've already recommended Dr Tabin

January 14, 2013

Dr. G. Tabin listens well and explains everything very well. He is personable and efficient. I would definitely recommend him to others.

January 11, 2013

Dr Tabin is probably one of few physicians I have ever seen in my life that did not seem to be in a hurry to move on th his next patient. I feel he spent as much time with me as I needed. I appreciate him for that.

January 08, 2013

Dr. Tabin is excellent. I am very happy with the treatment.

January 07, 2013

totally great...

December 11, 2012

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin treats everyone with respect. He is a highly skilled surgeon and teacher who makes the world a better place.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Tabin is an incredible Dr. I have complete confidence in him and his expertise.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Tabin did a wonderful job. He assured that I was comfortable and well informed throughout the visit and the surgery. He was very easy to contact between visits as well. He showed compassion, concern, and, reassurance.

December 10, 2012

I was very impressed that my technician took all the time necessary to thouroughly test and explain her findings. It was much appreciated.

December 10, 2012

felt somewhat rushed as doctor was leaving for mission work. Will get 2nd opinion before proceeding with suggested procedure

November 07, 2012

Dr. Tabin quickly instilled confidence in this patient. He is very friendly and open.

November 06, 2012

Dr. Tabin is pleasant, courteous, and a genius.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Tabin has always been very helpful and kind. He has helped me with a situation that was becoming intolerable. I am very grateful for his expertise and service.

November 01, 2012

My time with Dr T was cut short because of an angry patient--I still had questions for him which I had to address to his assistant (who was gracious and helpful). Overall my visit met all my needs and I will return.

October 29, 2012

the physician spent less than one minute on the exam and jumped to conclusions about my prognosis. He spent more time about what I do for a living. Once he figured out he was wrong about his initial prognosis he was done with me.

October 01, 2012

Excellent

October 01, 2012

He is the best!

September 18, 2012

the care provider was amazing and helped calm my fears.

September 10, 2012

Left the Center feeling very confident that I would be in good hands in the future regarding my eye condition.

September 10, 2012

They were all excellent.

September 04, 2012

Dr. Tabin and the technician were excellent.

September 04, 2012

Dr. Tabin is very kind and a master teacher. It's wonderful to see how he works with the residents and visiting doctors, etc.

August 31, 2012

Dr Tabin is a great communicator and very easily understood.

August 24, 2012

i believe the doctor is professional and seemed to be so. the problem is: he only literally spent 1 minute checking my eyes and then let another young doctor (I believe he is a sort of practicing doctor) to continue practicing. I don't mind have my eyes checked by the practicing doctor; however I still prefer to get a more thorough exam by the professional one first. In the end the main doctor explained my potential eye problem very briefly and prescribed some eyedrop. I feel they were in a sort of hurry and did not explain in detail. Or maybe it is the doctor's personality. Overall unsatisfactory service.

August 13, 2012

Dr Tabin is absoutley the most competent eye doctor I have ever seen his care and caring attitude is wonderful

August 07, 2012

Dr. Tobin seems to be a very good doctor but we probably spent 5 minutes maximum with him. He basically looked at my wires eyes and said "there's nothing I can do, you need to see a neuro opthamologist." I understand that maybe he felt like it was out of his area of expertise but I felt like the visit was kind of pointless and we drove an hour each way and then paid the 60$ copay for him to tell us that...not his fault, just frustrating.

July 30, 2012

Wonderful Doctor and Staff!!

July 23, 2012

Although I greatly miss the eye doctor I had before (in Wisconsin), I am pleased with the expertise and concern of my new eye doctor.

July 23, 2012

I have the greatest confidence in Dr. Tabin that he will provide me with information, discuss the options available and do what is best for me.

July 22, 2012

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin is brilliant, organized, and ten years ahead of his time.

July 18, 2012

Unfortunately, it appeared that Dr. Tabin was simply "checking the box" as it related to his friendliness/courteousness. His "get to know you questions" sounded like a checklist. Additionally, he said, "It's nice to meet you" two to three times, but he c

June 25, 2012

I like the physician very much. He was quite rushed because of a heavy clinic load.

June 05, 2012

We have extreme confidence in Dr. Tabin & his assistants.

June 04, 2012

Dr. Taben seems extremely qualified but at the same time very genuine and down to earth.

June 04, 2012

He was very sincere and patient.

April 27, 2012

I saw 2 doctors Geoffrey Tabin was very kind and helpful. He seemed very caring and because of his thoroughness he immediately referred me to Dr. Bernstein retinal specialist. Dr. Bernstein wasn't as friendly, but he seemed extremely confident with his diagnosis & what treatment I needed.

March 29, 2012

Despite the 6 week wait to see him, Dr. Taben is well known for his expertise so worth it. After all, I've only got one set of eyes; I'd like to keep them working their best.

March 16, 2012

Thank heaven for the John Moran center and its employees!!

March 14, 2012

Best medical service I have ever received !

February 29, 2012

Dr Tabin was very good at explaining my options and working with other doctors to resolve my dry eye issues.

February 23, 2012

I like his manners and his obviously experience of the field.

February 22, 2012

will definitely recommend the great quality of care received from the moran eye center to others

February 22, 2012

I already recommended him to my husband who has now booked an appointment, to my sister and I became a patient due to my mothers recommendation who is currently a patient

February 08, 2012

very good

February 03, 2012

I appreciated the doctor's conservative, objective approach.

January 25, 2012

Consistently excellent

January 04, 2012

I have had Dr. Tabin do two cornea transplants and both have been excellent. Last year Dr. Petty began working with Dr. Tabin and his care has also been very good. I could not imagine a better person to do the cornea transplants. He and Dr. Petty also helped me through a bad infection. Excellent care.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-3020 John A. Moran Eye Center
Ophthalmology
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Geoffrey C. Tabin is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah, where he specializes in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin is the co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project and 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. Dr. Tabin graduated from Yale College, earned a M.A. in philosophy at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and then his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He interned at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center in surgery and completed residencies at Brown University School of Medicine in ophthalmology and Michael Reese Hospital in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tabin was awarded a fellowship in ophthalmology at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He practices at the Redstone Health Center, Moran Eye center Clinic, Park City, Utah.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Ophthalmology
Fellow
Residency Brown University School of Medicine
Ophthalmology
Resident
Residency Michael Reese Hospital
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Harvard Medical School
M.D.
Graduate Training Oxford University
Philosophy
M.A.
Undergraduate Yale University
B.A.

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