Bradley K. Farris, MD – Dean McGee Neuro-Ophthalmologist Honored
By: Journal Record Staff
November 4, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Dr. Bradley K. Farris, a neuro-ophthalmologist with the Dean McGee Eye Institute, was recently honored with the TianFu Friendship Award in Mianyang, Sichuan, China by the Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Foreign Experts for his work in China training ophthalmologists and treating patients with eye disorders.
Farris, who presently serves as professor of ophthalmology and adjunct professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma, began leading a team of ophthalmology residents and teachers to Chengdu, Sichuan, China in 2002 to treat patients for conditions such as cataracts. He quickly recognized that he and his team could have a greater effect on the tremendous need for eye care by establishing an infrastructure to train new ophthalmologists in the region, thereby magnifying the benefits of care the Sichuan people could receive for generations to come.
The TianFu Friendship Award recognizes foreign experts who show kindness to China and make significant contributions to the economic and social standing of the Sichuan Province.