Published: 02/17/2023

Join us for a moderated discussion with Geoff Tabin, MD, for a talk titled, “Impossible Dreams-Everest and Eradicating Blindness.”

Dr. Tabin is Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Medicine at Stanford University, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project, and a leader in the national and international ophthalmic community.

His passion for mountain climbing directed him to his professional calling in global ophthalmology when, after summiting Mt. Everest, he witnessed a Dutch medical team’s successful cataract surgery to cure a woman’s blindness. Tabin and Nepalese eye surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit established the Himalayan Cataract Project in 1995, and their successful approach to restoring sight has now expanded beyond the Himalayas to encompass Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Come with questions!

This conversation is geared towards students interested in learning more about global health career paths.

Dr. Michele Barry will provide an introduction, and the Q&A will be moderated by medical student and Organization for Global Health member, Rhoda Kesewaa Tano-Menka.

Event Details

Date: Monday, March 13

Time: 5:30-7:00 PST 

Location: In person, Stanford campus – LKSC 205/206

Details: Dinner will be provided 

About Rhoda Rhoda Kesewaa Tano-Menka

Rhoda is a medical student, member of the Organization for Global Health, and incoming medical services manager at the Stanford free clinic in Redwood City. She hopes to do a global health project in Ghana this summer looking at the effects of culturally tailored care on diabetes self-management.