Carol R. Bradford (M.D. 1986, Residency 1992) has spent her entire academic and medical career at the University of Michigan, and, beginning July 1, she will take on the newly created role of executive vice dean for academic affairs. Since 2009, Bradford has served as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is currently the Charles J. Krause, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Otolaryngology. Her new position is one of the key leadership roles under a U-M Health System and Medical School reorganization led by Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. Already the executive vice president for medical affairs, Runge recently became dean of the Medical School. He has appointed David A. Spahlinger, M.D., as executive vice dean for clinical affairs and president of the clinical enterprise. A search to fill the new chief scientific officer role is underway, as is one to appoint a chief information officer. Bradford will be primarily responsible for the educational portion of UMHS’ tripartite mission: research, patient care and education.
During a recent interview with Medicine at Michigan magazine, Bradford discussed her career at Michigan and her new role. To read excerpts from that interview click below.