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July 21, 2011

Emory Eye Center Physician Recipient of the Kritzinger Memorial Award


Media contact: Joy Bell, 404-778-3711, jbell@emory.edu


J. Bradley Randleman, MD(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist J. Bradley Randleman, MD, is the recipient of the Kritzinger Memorial Award, given by the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The award was established to honor the scientific and clinical accomplishments of Dr. Michiel S Kritzinger of South Africa, who died tragically in a helicopter crash. Each year since 2000, a recipient is chosen who embodies the clinical, educational, and investigative qualities of Dr. Kritzinger to advance the international practice of refractive surgery.

Dr. Randleman serves as an associate professor at Emory and has served on the faculty since 2002. His clinical expertise lies in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, corneal transplantation and the management of cornea and external disease. His primary research interests include the diagnosis, prevention, and management of refractive surgical complications. He is also actively involved in improving outcomes for resident surgical training.

“We are very proud of the academic accomplishments of Dr. Randleman,” says Timothy W. Olsen, director of the Emory Eye Center. “The Kritzinger Award is an international award that recognizes expertise in refractive surgery. Dr. Randleman truly brings international recognition for Emory and the Emory Eye Center.”

Dr. Randleman received his medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock. He completed both his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in cornea/external disease/refractive surgery at Emory Eye Center. He served as chief resident from 2002-2003.

This year he was named editor in chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. The journal is the official publication of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The journal is a monthly peer-reviewed forum for original research, review, and evaluation of refractive and lens-based surgical procedures.

In 2010, Dr. Randleman was chosen as the first winner of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s inaugural Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award. The award provides the means for an outstanding young ophthalmologist to travel to the ASCRS Annual Meeting and present a paper in memory of ophthalmologist Cornelius Binkhorst, MD.

Dr. Randleman’s work has been published in the ASCRS Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also a past ASCRS Foundation research grant winner.

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