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.
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
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.
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.
"Very professional and caring staff. Dr Elkins explained what was happening as far as changes to my eye and possible concerns. I scheduled a follow up appointment to further evaluate this."
"I completely rely on Dr. Elkins to manage my eye care. He is professional without being stiff. The whole office runs like clockwork, and all are pleasant. I have a condition that needs immediate care at times, and Dr. Elkins said to just come over, as the procedure takes 5 minutes and they just fit me in. Very pleased with this group."
"I went in and was frustrated by some insurance issues but the team worked to resolve them and greatly exceeded my expectations. I’m very loyal to Dr Elkins. It would be tough to find a better doctor. I have family history of vision problems and he always watches out for me."
"Dr Elkins is personable, knowledgeable and clearly very experienced. Highly recommend Dr Elkins."
"Dr Elkins is very clear and concise when explaining my problem.Also the staff person who checked my vision was pleasant and informative"