Charles D. Brodrick, M.D.
Ophthalmologist, Retina Specialist
Dr. Brodrick grew up in Dallas, Texas. His grandfather and father were both ophthalmologists. He attended high school at Cistercian College Preparatory School in Irving, Texas where he was taught by Hungarian monks. He attended Texas A&M University from 1984-1988 and earned a bachelor of science degree.
He was employed by Granada Biosciences performing some of the world’s first cloning of cattle embryos before returning to the University of Texas at San Antonio premedical program.
He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston from 1995-1999. He was awarded the most outstanding medical student on ophthalmology in 1999.
Internship was completed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, Texas where he completed the basic and advanced microsurgical courses.
Dr. Brodrick then went to the national acclaimed University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas for residency in ophthalmology. Through intense clinical training and high surgical volume, he developed the skills that keep him at the top of his field today.
Following residency, he completed a two year subspecialty medical and surgical fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Texas Retina Associates in Dallas, Texas. He studied under the guidance of 11 of the most respected names in the field of vitreoretinal disease, and the best retina surgeons in the world.
Dr. Brodrick has used modern day small gauge sutureless vitrectomy techniques since their inception in 2003. He taught these techniques to other retina specialists when he moved to San Antonio in 2005.
He joined W. Darrell Willerson, Jr.,M.D. in 2005 in San Antonio, Texas in private practice, and has established numerous satellite offices in surrounding communities to bring quality retina care to those unable to travel to San Antonio.
In 2007 he was awarded the West Side Chamber of Commerce Doctoral Achievement Award for outstanding community service, and was recognized by Mayor Phil Hardberger. He was recognized by the Commissioners Court of Bexar County and received an award from Nelson Wolff. He has also received a Certificate of Excellence by the State of Texas from State Senator Leticia Van De Putte. He was also recognized in Scene in S.A. as one of San Antonio’s top doctors.
In 2008 he was listed as one of the top retina specialists in “America’s Top Ophthalmologists”.
He currently is principal investigator in clinical trials for macular degeneration for a national study in the development of new drugs to control the disease.
Dr. Brodrick focuses his practice on diseases and surgery of the retina, including diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, macular holes and trauma, amongst many other conditions. He has officed in Boerne since 2006 and has many established Boerne patients whom he has helped throughout the years.
He has also established a mentoring program at Boerne High School and Champion High School where students interested in careers in medicine spend time with him in the hospital and operating room watching retina surgeries.
While attending Texas A&M University he met his wife of twenty years, Tammy Wilke of Boerne. Tammy graduated from Boerne High in 1984. They currently reside in Fair Oaks Ranch where they raise their three children. Their oldest son, John, graduated from Boerne High in 2010 and currently attends Texas A&M University and is studying engineering. Ashley graduated from champion High School and is studying premed at Texas A&M University. James is an 8th grader at Boerne Middle School South and plays on a select baseball team. All the kids have showed animals at the Kendall County Livestock Show and Dr. Brodrick has shown support for the community by being a buyer since 2007.
He is currently accepting new patients by referral only and would be honored to be your retina specialist.
Dr. Brodrick will be at Boerne Vision Center, 124 E. Bandera Road, Suite 403 in Boerne every Friday afternoon. Appointments can be made by phone at 888-271-7648. Please request to be seen at the Boerne office.