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Steven M. Brady DO

Dr. Brady is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science. In 1998, he graduated second in his class at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (Biddeford, ME), after intelligence and basic underwater demolition / SEAL training, and 6 years of service in Naval Intelligence and Naval Special Warfare. His wealth of experience and expertise stems from an arduous and selective internship and residency at the nation’s top rated hospital in the Department of Defense where his knowledge was rated in the top 5% of his peers, as well as years of service in at least 8 countries around the world – learning, teaching and performing thousands of surgeries. After two successful years as Chief of Ophthalmology at the only military medical center in Europe, and directing the only warfighter refractive eye surgery center in Europe, he was hand selected for research and focused training in Glaucoma which was performed in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Brady comes to Cascade Eye & Skin Centers from Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), after 20 combined years of service with the Navy and the Army. He most recently served as director of the glaucoma service there, and managed surgical glaucoma from the American Lake Veterans Administration facility. He was also the previous director of the cataract surgery service, and managed the optics/refraction curriculum, while on staff at MAMC. Dr. Brady served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine from 2008 to 2015. He has been teacher of the year at both the University of Washington, School of Medicine, as well as at Madigan, but his passion remains taking care of each patient he has the privilege of seeing.

Naturally, Dr. Brady is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. As a seasoned ophthalmologist, he has refined surgical skills, up to date knowledge on complex eye diseases, and is eager, ready and capable of treating everything from refractive errors with glasses/LASIK/PRK, to emergent vision threatening eye conditions.

Other accomplishments include many military service commendation and achievement medals and ribbons, French language fluency, author or co-author of numerous scientific papers on refractive surgery and other topics, earning 3 Varsity letters during 4 years of Division I college football at Annapolis, completing an Ironman Triathlon and several national/international marathons, a top 5 state ranking and top 10 national ranking in Cat 1 Masters cross country mountain biking championship; however, his greatest joy and achievement is keeping up with his wife and three children, with whom he shares his zest for life, love, and learning.

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