News Release: Emory Healthcare , School of Medicine

Mar. 30,  2010

J. Bradley Randleman Wins First Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award

News Article ImageJ. Bradley Randleman, MD

J. Bradley Randleman, MD, associate professor in the section of Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Emory Eye Center, has been selected as the first winner of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation's 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.

Endowed by an anonymous donor who wishes to recognize Binkhorst's significant contributions to ophthalmology, the new award will be presented annually to an exemplary young ophthalmologist, says ASCRS. 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. An article published in the journal and grant recipient status are two key requirements for the Young Ophthalmologist Award.

Randleman will present his paper titled "Subjective Topographic Pattern Correlation between Scanning-Slit Topography II and Scheimpflug Images," as the Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award lecture at the annual ASCRS meeting on April 12.

"This award represents a well-deserved recognition for Dr. Randleman's extraordinary accomplishments in refractive surgery," says Timothy W. Olsen, MD, director of Emory Eye Center. "He is truly one of the rising stars in this highly competitive field. Dr. Randleman is a superb clinician, and we're very proud that he has been given this extraordinary honor in recognition of his work."

Randleman earned his medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas (1994-1998), where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed his residency training (1999-2002) at Emory Eye Center, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Resident award while he served as chief resident in his final year. As a member of the Emory faculty, Randleman served as clinical instructor and assistant residency director for one year. He then completed a fellowship (2003-2004) in cornea/external disease and refractive surgery at Emory.

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.

Randleman was awarded the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for special contributions to the field of ophthalmology. He also received the Claes Dohlman Society Award, which is given once each year 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 50 physicians in cataract surgery, refractive surgery and corneal transplantation.

Randleman has given more that 50 hours of national lectures and presentations and has won awards for best research presentations at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, ASCRS and at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is associate editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery and has authored more than 40 publications in leading ophthalmology journals, including, "Intraocular lens power calculations after laser in situ keratomileusis," and four book chapters on LASIK evaluation and management of complications. He regularly reviews articles for national ophthalmic journals, including: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea and Ophthalmology.

Emory Eye Center has a mission to conduct pioneering research into blinding eye diseases, to educate and train eye professionals, and to provide excellent patient care. The Department includes 33 ophthalmologists, eight optometrists, 11 basic scientists, 11 post-doctoral fellows, and nine researchers in other Emory departments who hold joint appointments in the Emory University School of medicine's Department of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology research is supported by current NIH funding of $20 million through 2010. The Department remains in the top rankings (#9 - 2009) by U.S. News & World Report for the 14 years the magazine has held a ranking for Ophthalmology. It also ranks in the Top Ten in the peer-reviewed Ophthalmology Times annual report.

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