Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
James J. Bedrick, MD, joined Emory Eye Center in October 2016. He provides comprehensive and consultative eye care at the Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory St. Joseph's Hospital offices. 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 a one-year 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.
Dr. Bedrick has published scientific articles in the Archives of Ophthalmology, American 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 member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He also holds memberships in the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Psi Chi Honor Societies.
• Laser-assisted cataract surgery
• Advanced technology intra-ocular lens implantation
for spectacle independence
• Diabetic eye disease
• Macular degeneration
• Retinal vascular disease
• Retina,macula and vitreous disorders
• Consultative ophthalmology
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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