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J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology and director
Section of Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery

J. Bradley Randleman, MD, is a widely respected cornea specialist whose areas of expertise include: cataract and refractive cataract surgery with premium IOL implantation, LASIK and other corneal and intraocular refractive surgical procedures, the management of keratoconus, corneal diseases, and corneal transplantation. His primary research interests include the diagnosis, prevention, and management of refractive surgical complications and corneal cross-linking.

Dr. Randleman joined the Emory Eye Center faculty in 2004 and served as assistant residency director for two years while also completing a fellowship at Emory University in cornea/external disease and refractive surgery. He serves as service director for the section of Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery.

National Recognition

In 2004, Dr. Randleman was awarded the prestigious Claes Dohlman Fellow Society Award, which is given annually to one individual (fellow) in the United States for academic and surgical excellence in cornea and refractive surgery training. He now serves as director of the Emory Corneal Fellowship Program. Since practicing and teaching at Emory, he has helped trained more than 50 physicians in cataract surgery, refractive surgery and corneal transplantation.

Dr. Randleman’s outstanding care and skills are recognized on a national level. In 2007, he was awarded the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) for special contributions to the field of ophthalmology. In March 2010, he was presented the first Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). Dr. Randleman was named as one of the inaugural Premier Surgeon PS250 members, which identifies leading innovators in the field of premium IOL implant surgery.

In 2011, Dr. Randleman received the Kritzinger Memorial Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and was elected to the "135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America" listing by Becker's ASC Review (Ambulatory Surgery Centers). Honorees are selected based on the awards they have received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and their positions of service. He was also named as one of America's "Top Doctors" by U.S. News & World Report.  In 2014, Dr. Randleman received the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for distinguished service to the Academy.

Recognized as an authority on the diagnosis and management of corneal surgery and diseases, Dr. Randleman has given more than 200 hours of national lectures and presentations and has won awards for best research presentations at the annual meetings of the AAO, ASCRS, and at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

He is editor in chief for the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has authored more than 100 publications in leading ophthalmology journals, including the paper, " Risk Assessment for Ectasia after Corneal Refractive Surgery," and more than 25 book chapters on LASIK evaluation and management of complications.

Dr. Randleman was awarded the ASCRS Foundation Research Grant for his work on LASIK procedures. He regularly reviews articles for national ophthalmic journals, including: American Journal of Ophthalmology; Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Cornea; and Ophthalmology: Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Cataract surgery with femtosecond laser and premium IOL implantation

• Corneal refractive surgical procedures

• Intraocular refractive surgical procedures

• Corneal transplantation

Publications PubMed

J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Undergraduate: Columbia College at Columbia University (psychology), New York, NY, 1988-92

Graduate studies: Sam Houston State University (biology /chemistry), Huntsville, TX, 1992-94

Medical School: Texas Tech University (Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society), Lubbock, TX, 1994-98

Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology (Chief Resident 2002 and Outstanding Teaching Resident award), Atlanta, GA, 1999-2002

Fellowship: Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, GA, 2003-04

Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

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