Joined University Eye Specialists: 2000
LOCATIONSEDUCATION & CERTIFICATESBA: DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
MS: University of Texas, Houston, Texas
MD: University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Internship: Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina
Ophthalmology Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1999
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONAlbert Reynolds Outstanding Senior Zoology Major, DePauw University, 1981
Vision Award, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 1993
Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, chief resident, 1996-1997
Cityview Magazine Top Docs, Ophthalmology, 2016
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPSAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTSUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, clinical assistant professor, Department of Surgery
Dr. Bradley Pearman practices comprehensive ophthalmology and provides intricate, expert care. He enjoys the physical and mental challenges of being an ophthalmologist and the dexterity and intricacy required to work as a surgeon in such a small area as the eye.
He joined University Eye Specialists after moving throughout the Southeast, including South Carolina and North Carolina, during his education and medical training. His focus on ophthalmology stems from the fact that the eyes are vital for basic life function and correcting poor vision and treating eye disorders immensely improve a patient’s quality of life.
The approach at University Eye Specialists is especially appealing for Dr. Pearman because the physicians listen to the patient, think through the issue, explain it and offer the necessary approaches to address care. The standard of care is what distinguishes the practice in the field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Pearman had some familiarity with the area before moving here. He did an undergraduate research project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before starting his graduate studies. He began graduate work at the University of Tennessee in 1981 and completed his master’s degree in molecular genetics at the University of Texas-Houston. Dr. Pearman met his wife, Cindy McClain Pearman, who is a Knoxville native, while he was a graduate student at the University of Tennessee.
In 2000, the Pearmans chose to live and practice in Knoxville – Dr. Cindy McClain Pearman is a family physician and a specialist in hospice and palliative care – to be closer to her parents.
Dr. Bradley Pearman, who is originally from Indiana, enjoys the climate of East Tennessee and the outdoor activities offered in a region of lakes, valleys and mountains. Dr. Pearman enjoys hiking in the Townsend area and bicycling.
He and his wife are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Dr. Pearman also helps to provide eye care for the InterFaith Health Clinic, a nonprofit health care ministry that treats the low-income, working uninsured and underserved. They have two daughters and a son.