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  • Reagan H. Bradford  Jr., MD

    The Academy is pleased to present Reagan H. Bradford Jr., MD, with the Guest of Honor Award. Selected by the president each year, this award honors individuals for significant contributions to ophthalmology and the Academy.

    We recognize Dr. Bradford for his dedication to the profession of ophthalmology and delivery of patient care. A highly regarded medical and surgical retina specialist, he’s known for delivering excellent care with compassion. Dr. Bradford and his wife, 2017 Academy President Cynthia A. Bradford, MD, have shared the care of many patients with complex problems over the years. This close collaboration enables them to plan the best approach for each patient in order to achieve the best possible outcome. He has also participated in many clinical trials, including the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study, the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study, Early Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity Study, the Submacular Surgery Trial and the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trial.

    A native Oklahoman, Dr. Bradford earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. After an internship at Baptist Medical Center, he did his residency at University of Oklahoma and a surgical retinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

    Since 1985, he has practiced medical and surgical retina at Dean A. McGee Eye Institute. He serves as a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and as ophthalmology service head for OU Hospital. Dr. Bradford contributes to the education of medical students, ophthalmology residents and retinal fellows and has served on multiple ophthalmology journal review panels. Dr. Bradford is an active member in the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Surgeons, American Medical Association, Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Oklahoma County Medical Society. Dr. Bradford has presented more than 30 scientific papers and published over 20 articles.

    Dr. Bradford is an example of what is needed in medicine: a physician who takes the time to hear patients’ concerns and deliver excellent, cost-effective care.

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honored to recognize Dr. Bradford as a guest of honor at AAO 2017.