Bradley K. Farris, MD | TianFu Friendship Award
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Dean McGee Eye Institute neuro-ophthalmologist Dr. Bradley K. Farris has been 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. He presently serves as professor of Ophthalmology and Adjunct Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma. Farris 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 impact 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.