J. Bradley Randleman, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Section at the Emory Eye Center. A widely respected cornea specialist, his areas of expertise include corneal and intraocular refractive surgical procedures, the management of corneal and external eye diseases, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. His primary research interests include preoperative refractive surgical screening, the avoidance, diagnosis, and management of refractive surgical complications; and diagnosis and management of corneal ectatic disorders.
Dr. Randleman received his BA degree from Columbia College at Columbia University in New York City with a joint major in biology and psychology. He earned his MD degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in his junior year. He then completed his ophthalmology residency training at Emory University, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Resident award while he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Randleman joined the Emory faculty and served as Assistant Residency Director for 2 years while also completing a fellowship in cornea/external disease, and refractive surgery at Emory University. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Claes Dohlman Society Award, which is given annually to only one individual in the United States for academic and surgical excellence in cornea and refractive surgery training. Since practicing and teaching at Emory, he has trained more than 80 physicians in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and corneal transplantation.
In 2007, Dr. Randleman was awarded the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) for special contributions to the field of ophthalmology. In 2010, he was presented the innagural Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
In 2011, Dr. Randleman was awarded the Kritzinger Memorial Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS). He was elected to the “135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America” listing by Becker’s ASC Review (Ambulatory Surgery Centers). Dr. Randleman was also named as a “Top Ophthalmologist in America” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd since 2010 and he is named as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by US News & World Reports.
Dr. Randleman has served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Refractive Surgery since 2010. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in leading ophthalmology journals in addition to 15 book chapters on refractive surgery evaluation and management of complications, and he co-edited the book Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD.