Reagan H. Bradford Jr., MD

Clinical Professor

Clinical Focus

Special Interests

  • Retinal detachment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Macular Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration


  • MD: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency: Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship: Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL


Dr. Bradford is an accomplished vitreoretinal surgeon who sees patients at the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) located on the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City. He specializes in the treatment of patients with conditions such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

Dr. Bradford served in the role of Medical Staff Service Chief for Ophthalmology from 1998 – 2020 and led the OU Medical Center’s Ophthalmology Service well during an eventful period spanning more than 20 years. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of OU-Norman and received his medical degree from the OU College of Medicine. After an internship at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, he completed his residency at DMEI followed by a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the esteemed Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

Dr. Bradford joined the DMEI retina faculty in 1985 and has been a clinical professor since 2004. He also served as an advisory member on the DMEI Board of Directors from 1998 to 2018. Dr. Bradford has participated in numerous clinical trials and has many published articles. He is a past recipient of the Edward and Thelma Gaylord Faculty Honor Award and was a Guest of Honor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in 2017.

Patient Testimonials

The wonderful Dr. Reagan Bradford has saved my vision twice. I have had my retinas detach in both eyes, the left one in 9/08 and the right one 7/26/17. Dr. Bradford did my surgery both times and he and every person who assisted him, in Dean McGee and at Harold Hamm, were polite, caring, concerned, friendly and professional. Yes occasionally you may have a wait when you have an appoint at DMEI but they take emergency patients, as I was this week, and they don’t make you feel like you are messing up the whole schedule. I have been coming here since 2008 for all my eye care, 2 retina surgeries, cataracts, & several other procedures in addition to regular exams and I have never had a snarky nurse or dr. This place and these people are the reason I still have vision. Great place & people.

—Robin C.

Reagan H. Bradford Jr., MD at Dean McGee eye Institute

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