On the heels of becoming the new president of the American Association of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) in September, Carol R. Bradford, MD, has become the 15th dean of the medical college and vice president for health sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She will also hold the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine. Her appointment began on Oct. 1.
Dr. Bradford most recently served for four years as the executive vice dean of academic affairs at the University of Michigan Medical School and chief academic officer at Michigan Medicine. Prior to that, she was chair of the department of otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Bradford specializes in head and neck cancer surgery and reconstruction, cutaneous oncology, and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Her research interests include identifying predictive biomarkers for response of head and neck tumors to chemotherapy and radiation and developing novel therapeutics. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her otolaryngology residency and a research fellowship at Michigan Medicine.
“Listening and communicating with your patients is an important skill you build as an otolaryngologist, as well as working with a team of professionals. Here at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, we’re advancing healthcare, transforming education, and building innovative discovery. Our people are making that happen and as dean, I listen for how I can best support them.”