Areas of Interest
- Cataract surgery
- Corneal transplantation (PKP, DSEK, DALK)
- Diseases of the cornea and ocular surface
- Fuchs’ dystrophy
- Refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK)
Dr. Brad Feldman is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in cornea transplantation, cataract surgery, and refractive surgery. He is experienced in the implantation of astigmatism and presbyopia correcting intraocular lenses and performs state-of-the-art corneal surgeries, including partial thickness DSAEK and DALK corneal transplantation as well as Intacs ring segments for keratoconus. He also specializes in ‘Bladeless’ Wavefront Customized LASIK using the VISX and IntraLase Systems, in addition to LASEK and advanced surface ablation.
Dr. Feldman joined the Wills Eye Hospital and the Philadelphia Eye Associates after completing a prestigious fellowship at the Duke University Eye Center, considered one of the nation’s premier training centers. Thirteen years earlier, he had majored in Biology at Duke University for his undergraduate training. Following graduation he returned home to Rochester, New York, attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and upon graduation was chosen by his peers to deliver the class valedictory address. After a year of internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, he completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he served as a Chief Resident during his final year.
Throughout his training and career, he has been particularly interested in improving health care quality both domestically and abroad. He was awarded the ASCRS Foundation Grant in 2007 to study the role of virtual reality simulation in cataract surgical training—a tool that could improve the safety of surgery just as flight simulators have improved the safety of flying. He has presented, lead instructional courses, and published extensively on this and other topics in leading ophthalmology journals and at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. In 2011, he was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award for his contributions to the Academy’s educational and scientific programs.
As Director of the Wills Eye Global Advisory Board and as Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s International Subcommittee of the Young Ophthalmologist Committee, Dr. Feldman has had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with ophthalmologists across the globe. He has organized symposiums for the exchange of technological, surgical, and research breakthroughs, helped provide resources for ophthalmologists training abroad, and advocated for impoverished populations suffering from high rates of blindness and visual disability. He has also worked hard to help create opportunities for other ophthalmologists to become involved in global eye care.
Dr. Feldman is an active part of the teaching staff on both the Cornea Service and Cataract and Primary Eye Care Service at the Wills Eye Hospital. He sees patients at the Wills Eye Hospital and with Philadelphia Eye Associates in South Philadelphia.
Dr. Feldman serves as the Editor-in-Chief of EyeWiki, a high-quality, free, online encyclopedia with content that is created and edited by ophthalmologists. You can learn more about this resource in an article Dr. Feldman recently published for the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics.
American Board of Ophthalmology – 2009
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
- Fellowship: Duke University – 2009
- Residency: George Washington University – 2008
- Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine – 2004
- Undergraduate: Duke University – 2000
To search for journal publications by this doctor, visit the National Library of Medicine