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James Bedrick, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Comprehensive Services

James J. Bedrick, MD, joined Emory Eye Center in October 2016. Dr. Bedrick provides cataract, comprehensive and consultative eye care at the Emory Eye Center at St. Joseph's Hospital. He performs cataract procedures including femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with advanced technology intraocular lens (IOL) implants at the Emory Eye Center's Ambulatory Surgery Center in Dunwoody.

Dr. Bedrick completed his undergraduate and medical educations at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He remained in Chapel Hill for an internal medicine internship at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. His residency through the University of Pennsylvania Medical School allowed him to work at several affiliated hospitals (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Veteran's Administration Hospital). A fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases followed.

Over the years, Dr. Bedrick has held faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia.

National Recognition

Dr. Bedrick has published scientific articles in the Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and Current Ocular Therapy. He co-authored the chapter "Diabetic Retinopathy" in the text book Clinical Diabetes Mellitus.

He has presented on vitreoretinal and laser surgery at numerous scientific meetings, such as the American Society of Retina Specialists' annual meeting, Emory University's Southeastern Retinal Seminar and the North Carolina Medical Society's annual meeting.

In 2015, Dr. Bedrick received the Image of the Year Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists from more than 5,000 entries. The image was a stereo fluorescein angiogram of a central serous choroidoretinopathy (CSCR).

Dr. Bedrick is a Life Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also holds memberships in the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Psi Chi Honor Societies.

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Advanced technology cataract surgery and intra-ocular lens implantation for spectacle independence
• Diabetic eye disease
• Macular degeneration
• Retina, macula and vitreous disorders
• Consultative ophthalmology


James Bedrick, MD


Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1970-1974

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975-1977

Internship: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, 1977-1978

Residency: University of Pennsylvania Medical School and affiliated hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, 1978-1981

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1981-1982

Board Certified in Ophthalmology: 1982

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