Get to know Dr. Bradford Sgrignoli

Vitreo-retinal surgeon

Get to know Dr. Bradford Sgrignoli


What is Dr. Bradford Sgrignoli’s training and experience?

In this video, Dr. Bradford Sgrignoli talks you through his training and experience

Trust your vision with a retina specialist

Dr Bradford Sgrignoli is an expert in the management of conditions at the back of the eye

What’s your favourite part about your role?

“I enjoy being a cog that helps keep this machine running! As a retina specialist, I am the gatekeeper of vision. Left untreated, many of the diseases I manage would lead to vision loss and potentially blindness. I battle against blindness so that my patients get to enjoy their vision for as long as possible.”

What’s a memorable moment in your career?

“Before surgery, my retinal detachment patient could only see light from out of one of their eyes. After the surgery, we removed the patient’s eye patch, and they could see again! The ultimate compliment is a patient saying, “Thank you for giving me my vision back.”

What are your top 3 super powers?

  1. Hardworking
  2. Continuously learning
  3. Available – sometimes the greatest ability is availability!

An expert in retinal diseases

Dr. Bradford Sgrignoli is a specialist in retina and vitreous disease and surgery, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

A voice in ophthalmology

Dr. Sgrignoli has presented nationally on ophthalmology.


Dr. Sgrignoli is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Bradford Sgrignoli’s professional background

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Dr. Sgrignoli is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Bradford Sgrignoli specializes in:

Dr. Sgrignoli graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He earned his Osteopathic Medical Doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi honor society.

Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Sgrignoli completed a year of ophthalmology research at the Severance Hospital of the Yonsei University Health System in Seoul, South Korea, where he co-authored several journal publications.

Dr. Sgrignoli then went on to complete his internship and ophthalmology residency training at Saint John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York, where he served as Chief Resident during his senior year. His two-year subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery was then completed at the National Retina Institute in Towson, Maryland.

Dr. Sgrignoli has presented nationally and is board-certified in ophthalmology.
Dr. Sgrignoli is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology.
Outside the office, Dr. Sgrignoli enjoys time with his wife and two young boys. He is an accomplished violinist and appreciates both classical and popular music. He is also an avid reader, and sports enthusiast enjoying all sports, particularly hockey and Jiu-Jitsu. When he has free time, he enjoys travelling with his family.

Thousands of happy patients in Central PA


My wait time was minimal and I was pleased to note the furniture arrangement for social distancing and the sanitation practices in progress. All in all it was a much more relaxing experience than I anticipated and I was impressed by the procedures taken to assure safe practices for the safety of the patients and staff while reducing stress on the patients.


The doctor and his staff made my cataract surgeries a ‘piece of cake’. I have been coming here since I moved to Harrisburg 37 years ago. Dr. Chotiner performed cataract six years ago and my sight is as good as it was when I was young. As long as the light is reasonable, I do not even need over the counter reading glasses.

Claire B.

I was well taken care of. They took good care of my things. Dr. Erik Chotiner did an excellent job. I am so happy to see quite clearly with my eye that has macular degeneration.


Very happy with all the staff, from check in, check out and nursing in pre op. Amazing. Very clean facility. Dr. Chotiner is so efficient and fast. Would recommend him to everyone.

Vey L.

Excellent care and personal attention are provided at Memorial Eye. Hats off to Dr. E. Chotiner, nurses and staff for making my experience there so great!

Q. B.

I had cataract surgery and correction of an astigmatism. In one word……excellent!

Ray J.

As a rookie having my first visit at Memorial Eye in May 2020, I asked for a doctor that was patient and that is exactly what I got in Dr. Kowalski. He took his time and explained my options to me. My testing was extensive and thorough. The staff was very kind and made me feel relaxed during the surgery. A 5 star rating from beginning to end. Well done!


I am a first time patient at your practice. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. Overall it was a great experience. I did not realize how bad my vision was. I am amazed! The get well flowers were a nice touch!


The staff and doctor were very accommodating. Always on time, if not earlier with appointments. The surgical staff was very attentive to any needs such as extra blankets if needed, and making sure you were comfortable while you waited for your surgery.

Pam C

First time in 78 years I can see well without prescription lenses! I was apprehensive to have any elective surgery during the pandemic with my age and health history. The staff sensed it and made an effort to deal with it very professionally.


Wonderful practice with kind and supportive employees. The doctors are top notch and excellent!

A. Hendrix

I had my surgery done for a cataract and to correct my astigmatism. I can see better out of the eye that Dr Chotiner performed surgery on without the need for a corrective lens than I can see out of the other eye with my glasses on. The surgery was delayed because of the whole Covid virus closings, but when it was performed it went incredibly well and I could not be happier with the results.


I was somewhat jittery about returning to the office after the COVID restrictions were lifted. My concerns were put to rest from the moment I stepped through the door and was greeted by an associate who took my temperature, asked pertinent questions, and offered hand sanitizer, as well as being very friendly. The check in and co-pay payment went equally as smoothly.


My care for cataract removal was superb. The team in the surgical suite was very organized, efficient, and caring. Their expertise was so excellent. Everyone who works there was very skillful in their work and courteous. Dr. Chotiner is kind and extremely skilled. He was outstanding!


Surgery was quick and easy. Staff was very pleasant. Would recommend Dr. Chotiner very highly.

Patricia Scheidler

Service is very complete and professional. Dr. Erik Chotiner was very friendly and able to answer all of my questions. I am very pleased with service and will recommend.

A. Lawrence

I am so glad the doctor suggested LRI with my cataract surgery. I had never heard of it but it is amazing how my astigmatism is dissipating slowly and it is the reason I started wearing glasses 30 years ago! Even working around pandemic guidelines everyone is polite and cooperates as a team.


I would recommend Memorial Eye Institute and Dr. Erik Chotiner for their expertise. They are all very professional and caring for their patients. It was an excellent experience.

Joyce K.

I cannot thank Dr. Chotiner and his staff enough for what they have done for me. I had LASIK here 16 years ago and that was a life changing event for me. Prior to that, my vision was always poor and then (after surgery) it was great. Now I have cataracts and once again, getting the first eye done was a life changing experience.

Richard B.

I was very pleased with the efficiency and professionalism of the staff. You have a well oiled team. Everyone is very thorough. Thanks Dr. Rick and staff.


I am so happy at how good I can see now. Everyone was very professional and efficient. I feel my Dr is one of the best. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Every one there was just great. Thank you so much.

Glenn C.

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