Geoffrey Tabin, MD, awarded the first John E. and Marva M. Warnock Presidential Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

May 06, 2014 9:00 AM

Tabin in Africa

Dr. Tabin is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Co-director of the Division of International Ophthalmology at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center. Specializing in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery, Dr. Tabin is renowned for his passion for ending preventable blindness worldwide.

In addition to his Utah practice, Dr. Tabin travels the globe coordinating surgical outreach camps that restore sight to hundreds of patients at a time, while also training local doctors to provide the same ongoing care. His award as the first John E. and Marva M. Warnock Presidential Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology is yet another testament to the Warnock’s legacy of philanthropy. They have been longtime, strong supporters of Dr. Tabin and the Moran Eye Center’s International Outreach work, and we at Moran are unceasingly grateful for their support.

As proud University of Utah alumni, the Warnocks have built a powerful legacy of philanthropy on campus. The flagship building of the College of Engineering bears their name, and they have endowed chairs for instructors in mathematics and computer science, for visiting artists in the College of Fine Arts, and now ophthalmology. John Warnock co-founded Adobe Systems, Inc. in 1982, and currently co-chairs its board. Marva Warnock currently serves on the University of Utah’s National Advisory Council, as well as the advisory boards of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Springville Art Museum. Dr. Tabin has been honored by the Dalai Lama and featured in the book Second Suns by David Oliver Relin. Dr. Tabin graduated from Yale College and earned an MA in philosophy at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, followed by an MD from Harvard Medical School.