Brad Elkins, M.D.

SPECIALTIES AND EXPERTISE

Dr. Brad Elkins is locally and nationally recognized as a leader in cataract and refractive surgery. Overall, Dr. Elkins has performed well over 10,000 cataract surgeries using no suture and topical anesthesia as well as approximately 5,000 LASIK surgeries. Not only does he specialize in cataract and refractive surgery but he has undergone vision correction surgery himself. With over 25 years of experience in the field, Dr. Elkins leads the way in performing advanced eye surgeries within the San Fernando Valley. At Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley, Dr. Elkins uses groundbreaking techniques to help patients who suffer from cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cornea diseases as well as taking care of comprehensive eye issues including yearly eye examinations.

AWARDS

Dr. Brad Elkins, a board-certified eye surgeon, proudly helped transform eye surgery in the San Fernando Valley. In 1996, he became one of the few fellowship-trained cataract and refractive surgeons in the USA. He performed the first LASIK surgery in the Valley as well as the first topical, clear cornea cataract surgery. Additionally, he was the first eye surgeon to perform DSAEK, a type of corneal transplant in the area. Because of these many innovations, Dr. Elkins has received multiple rewards including:

-Selected the third year in a row in 2020 for the Best of Encino - Ophthalmologist and is eligible for Encino Business Hall of Fame.

-Named "Outstanding Ophthalmologist in the Valley" by the Daily News

-Awarded "Southern California Super Doctors" each year consecutively 2007-2021

-Received the VISX Star Surgeon award, which is given to only the top 5% of LASIK surgeons

-Inducted into the exclusive PS250 by his peers as a leader in the field of cataract and premium IOL surgery

EDUCATION

With both Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude accolades, Dr. Elkins received his undergraduate degree from UCLA. After UCLA, he graduated with honors (AOA) from UC San Francisco School of Medicine and then completed an internship at UCLA. Following his internship, Dr. Elkins attended his residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. To further enhance his skills, he pursued a fellowship in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery at the University of Utah. In addition to his time at OAV, Dr. Elkins teaches as an instructor for LASIK and advanced cataract surgery courses. He has worked as the medical director of TLC-Encino. Here, he served as a leading provider of LASIK surgery in Los Angeles. Today, he continues to teach other physicians about LASIK and advanced cataract surgery. Further complimenting his skills and experience, Dr. Elkins has written multiple articles about advanced cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and laser refractive surgery.

PERSONAL

Dr. Elkins was born and raised in Woodland Hills. He loves spending time with his family, travelling, snowboarding, playing golf and pickleball, and watching all the local sports teams.

Reviews

"Good visit as usual. Dr Elkiins has been my ophthalmologist for perhaps 20 years. This was sort of an "emergency" visit as I had a freak accident and poked my right eye with a branch of a potted shrub as I cleaned the area 6 days prior. The eye was definitely improving but a friend said her husband did something similar and got an infection in his eye, so I called for an appt and got in the next day. The Ophthalmic Technician (female) who saw me first was very knowledgeable and helped me understand the "layers" of the eye and that my symptoms and the improvement over the past 5 days connoted a mild irritation only. Dr Elkins subseq performed an examination and found no damage to the eye. The office has a LOT of staff, but everyone I interacted with and observed were "on task" but friendly at the same time. Esp true for the front desk staff and the member who took co-pays, etc at end of visit (both male). Overall the office is efficient, well-run, and creates a pleasant atmosphere."

V.E.

Demandforce

"Dr. Elkins is both knowledgeable and compassionate. Excellent combination for a doctor."

S.K.

Demandforce

"Dr Elkins is always professional and kind. He explains everything in a way anyone can understand. He discovered something unseen in the scans and basically saved my vision. It was handled quickly and efficiently."

N.B.

Demandforce

"Good visit as usual. Dr Elkiins has been my ophthalmologist for perhaps 20 years. This was sort of an "emergency" visit as I had a freak accident and poked my right eye with a branch of a potted shrub as I cleaned the area 6 days prior. The eye was definitely improving but a friend said her husband did something similar and got an infection in his eye, so I called for an appt and got in the next day. The Ophthalmic Technician (female) who saw me first was very knowledgeable and helped me understand the "layers" of the eye and that my symptoms and the improvement over the past 5 days connoted a mild irritation only. Dr Elkins subseq performed an examination and found no damage to the eye. The office has a LOT of staff, but everyone I interacted with and observed were "on task" but friendly at the same time. Esp true for the front desk staff and the member who took co-pays, etc at end of visit (both male). Overall the office is efficient, well-run, and creates a pleasant atmosphere."

V.E.

Demandforce

"Dr Elkins is always professional and kind. He explains everything in a way anyone can understand. He discovered something unseen in the scans and basically saved my vision. It was handled quickly and efficiently."

N.B.

Demandforce

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