Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

198 Patient Ratings
169 Patient Comments

Geoffrey C. Tabin, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

198 Patient Ratings
169 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3937
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(435) 658-9250
Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive , Suite 115
Park City, UT 84098


Geoffrey Tabin, M.D. is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Co-Director of the Outreach Division 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.

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

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.

November 28, 2015

All good

November 23, 2015

excellent experience

November 10, 2015

Dr. Tabin is excellent as were the surgery staff. Kim provided great post surgery recovery care. Thank you to both.

November 10, 2015

After introducing himself and his associates, the first thing Dr. Tabin asked of me was to tell him something about myself. I was very impressed by this. I'm sure Dr. Tabin is very busy but taking a moment to find out something about me beyond my medical condition was good. Doctors in all fields of medicine should do this.

November 05, 2015

I come to the Moran Eye Center because of the friendly, professional, competent, care providers there. I am confident that I am getting the best eye care available in the Salt Lake Valley at the Moran Eye Center.

November 01, 2015

Meeting Dr. Tabin was a very good experience, he explained things well.

October 31, 2015

The Moran Eye Clinic and hospital would be the only places I would recommend. Dr. Tabin is outstanding and the staff were all excellent

October 30, 2015

have recommended Dr Tabin to others many times

October 27, 2015

Dr. Tabin answered my questions very clearly about how some of my other medical conditions could affect my eyes

October 26, 2015

Have already recommend the doctor and clinic to others.

October 03, 2015

Dr Tabin and staff are great to work with!

October 02, 2015

It is always wonderful to be treated by a legend!

September 21, 2015

Dr. Tabin is outstanding.

September 13, 2015

Dr Tabin was extremely personable and careful to make sure his explanations were easily understood. In fact, he also helped me understand a condition my wife had recently experienced with her retina - which wasn't well explained by her doctor in FL. Outstanding service and patient care. Kudos to the team and Dr Tabin!

September 12, 2015

Nothing but the very best care from Dr. Tabin

September 06, 2015


August 13, 2015

very good

August 02, 2015

I often recommend Dr Tabin to my friends.

July 28, 2015

waited 6 weeks for an appt then Dr. scheduled his own Dr.'s appt. and had to leave early

July 27, 2015

I have seen dr tabin every year for 5 years and yet when he entered the room he said "good to meet you, I am Geoffry Tabin." He was unaware he had ever seem me before which told me he did not look at my chart. I brought in scans and ERG from my optomitrist on a computer stick which showed diabetic retinopathy, but since he did not find them immediately in the computer, he did not even look at them

July 17, 2015

An outstanding experience. Dr. Gabin showed remarkable knowledge and was most informative. He gave me all lthe time I needed and I left feeling my problem was solved

July 05, 2015

Dr. Tabin is an excellent care provider. However, it would've been nice to be updated during my long wait

June 19, 2015

I feel lucky to have been a patient of Dr. Tabin and his staff and will highly recommend him!

June 18, 2015

great experience and confidence in Dr. Tubin

June 12, 2015


June 10, 2015

I appreciate the printout of instructions and medication information that was provided.

May 25, 2015

I remain extremely impressed with the quality of my care.

May 05, 2015

I feel as if I am in the best hands possible with Dr. Tabin being my eye care specialist!

April 23, 2015

I have seen this doctor before, and he always seemed interested and concerned. This time he basically blew me off, telling me I didn't have a problem, when in fact I cannot see as well as I did a year ago. I don't really know what he recommended; he said something about a new prescription, something about OTC glasses, but there was no definitive suggestion. He made me feel like I was wasting his time when in fact I went to see him only because a colleague had told me I needed a procedure to improve my eyesight. I won't return to see him again.

April 20, 2015

I have nothing but exceptionally positive comments regarding Dr. Tabin's care.

April 19, 2015

Our experience is always very good and we are well pleased with this practice.

April 04, 2015

all very good.

March 29, 2015

Love Dr. T

February 03, 2015

Dr. Tabin, his fellow, and his assistant were all very kind, helpful and took the time to help me understand what is going on with my eyes, and what I can do to hopefully improve the situation.

January 26, 2015

One of the best medical visits that I have had on most of the dimensions listed above.

January 21, 2015

I appreciated Dr. Tabin spending time with me and going over my condition and information about follow-up. I have confidence in him and appreciate his expertise.

January 18, 2015

Doctor was harried, in a hurry, although trying very hard to be polite and attentive. I came to the appointment because my vision had declined so much that I can't recognize people without putting on my driving glasses. I was told that my vision hadn't declined much and that I was fine without wearing my glasses. Because the doctor was in such a hurry, I said "oh" and left. Now I'm wondering why my vision tested as "just fine" when the world is a blur. Still, I'm glad to know that my eyes are healthy. That's a relief. But my vision has declined much more than the eye exam at your center detected. I think the exam missed something. That has never happened to me before. I am not sure I will return.

January 12, 2015

I have no plans of continuing care here at home in Wyoming. I have been to Moran twice and both times appointments were made within a weeks time, compared to many weeks here at home. I will go local for follow up in a few weeks after surgery this time, but all of my eye care in the future will be trips to Moran. Lot's faster service and friendlier Doctors

January 12, 2015

DR . Tabin is, and has always been, friendly and "comfortably professional". He takes care to answer all questions thoroughly.

January 08, 2015

I have been seeing a doctor and at times others for 40 years concerning my eyes and these two doctors were the most knowledgeable and caring that I have had. They seemed to cover everything

November 24, 2014

very impressed with Dr. Tabin!will recommend him to friends with great enthusiasm!Micharl (medical student) was a very impressive young man, very professional

November 14, 2014

i wish i would have asked him if there was anything i could do in terms of eating or exercises to improve the aging issues⿦ but i will look that up on the net

November 08, 2014

Best in the world!

November 05, 2014

Everything was great.

November 03, 2014

I liked the Doctor. Except for not calling in the prescrtions and missing the reason I was there in the first place, I think he gave me good care. I was there for a cyst on my eye lid, which I assumed was in the referring doctor's notes, on the referral, but Dr. Tabin failed to see it. He discovered another problem though, which I had not been aware of, so I am thankful for that.

October 25, 2014

I highly recommend Dr. Tabin. Absolutely the best eye doctor I've ever been to. He is caring, informative and thorough.

October 20, 2014

Very good experience overall

October 16, 2014

An amazingly good experience. Wish there was something like this near Portland, Oregon

October 15, 2014

the whole appointment went very well we left feeling good

October 13, 2014

have recommended Dr Tabin to friends many times with excellent service

October 13, 2014

Dr. Tabin was outstanding! I really appreciate the time he spent with me and going out of his way to get me into another doctor to see if a specialty contact lense would work for me. And I know I caused the doctors to get a late lunch if they got one at all. Thank you!!

October 06, 2014

I have always been impressed with Dr. Tabin and his personal concern for my situations. The doctors who work with him, have also been very kind and professional.

September 28, 2014


September 28, 2014

Best eye experience ever !

September 11, 2014

Already recommended The Moran Center to others and they had good experiences, as far as I know.

September 06, 2014

I felt very at ease during a procedure that I was quite nervous and concerned about thanks to Dr. Tabin and staff!

September 03, 2014

only spent a few minutes with provider

September 01, 2014

Geoff Tabin is the best!

August 26, 2014

very good experience .

August 18, 2014

Everyone was very courteous and informative. Has one appointment in 2007, however, this was the first eye appointment for me with many tests, etc. Everyone was kind and explained all aspects. I am grateful to be a patient at Moran Eye Center.

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


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

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 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

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 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 03, 2013


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

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

July 08, 2013

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

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

Could not ask for better

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 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


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 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

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

December 10, 2012

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

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.

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


October 01, 2012

He is the best!

September 18, 2012

the care provider was amazing and helped calm my fears.

September 10, 2012

They were all excellent.

September 10, 2012

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

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

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 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 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

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 22, 2012

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

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
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Geoffrey C. Tabin is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Co-Director of the Outreach Division at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah. He specializes in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin is the co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project and co-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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Residency Brown University School of Medicine
Residency Michael Reese Hospital
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Professional Medical Harvard Medical School
Graduate Training Oxford University
Undergraduate Yale University


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