HCP Co-founders receive Humanitarian Award

HCP Co-founders Drs. Geoff Tabin and Sanduk Ruit were recently awarded the 2021 ASCRS Foundation Chang-Crandall Humanitarian Award. The ASCRS Foundation supports physician education and provides humanitarian cataract surgery in the United States and overseas. Through its programs and partnerships, the Foundation works to maximize the benefits of modern ophthalmology and to treat thousands of patients in need each year.

Endowed by a generous gift from David and Victoria Chang, the ASCRS Foundation Chang-Crandall Humanitarian Award was established to honor and recognize outstanding humanitarian work with a focus on cataract blindness and disability. In 2020, the ASCRS Foundation renamed its highest honor in posthumous recognition of Dr. Alan S. Crandall for his exemplary life and commitment to global eye care.

We are deeply honored that the ASCRS Foundation chose to recognize HCP’s Co-founders who have devoted their lives and careers to humanitarian eye care. As Board Member Dr. Guy Kezirian shared, “in my career, I have seen very few people who have devoted such talent and energy toward the single-minded elimination of a global health program.”

“It gives us great joy to receive this incredible honor which is associated with two of our heroes, David Chang and the late Alan Crandall, legends of global medicine and among the most dedicated and kindest ophthalmologists we know. We stand on the shoulders of so many giants who’ve taught and inspired us and are excited to continue working with the ASCRS Foundation and its members to overcome the travesty of needless blindness in our world.” – Geoff Tabin, MD

Read the full article about the award from ASCRS monthly newsletter.