Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting

January 15, 2016 - January 22, 2016


Geoff Tabin, MD, to Receive Biosyntrx Humanitarian Award

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Biosyntrx Humanitarian Committee has chosen Geoff Tabin, MD, co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project, to receive the 2016, Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award. 

Dr. Tabin’s mission and core values mirror our commitment to make a sustainable, positive impact in global quality of life by encouraging lifestyle choices that lower the risk and financial burdens associated with mostly preventable chronic degenerative disease. 

Dr. Tabin’s great passion for mountaineering resulted in his being the fourth person in the world to conquer the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. His gargantuan passion for summiting the mountain of preventable cataract blindness in the developing world is admittedly audacious, but he has proven it’s doable and sustainable.  

The Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award cash award is divided between a deserving individual, the nonprofit organization he or she works with, and again this year, the Hawaiian Eye Foundation.

Our award and the Hawaiian Eye Foundation Philip M. Corboy Memorial Leadership Award presentations will take place on Monday evening, January 18, at the annual Hawaiian Eye Foundation event and at the Hawaiian Eye Meeting on Wednesday, January 20, at 11:00 AM.

Ellen Troyer with Spencer Thornton, MD, and the Biosyntrx staff

It is our honor to host the annual Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting Monday evening Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award presentation to Geoff Tabin, MD. He is a difference maker with IMPACT.  —John Corboy, MD, founder and president,Hawaiian Eye Foundation