The College of Medicine at Ohio State University Selects Its New Dean

Carol R. Bradford will become the 15th dean of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She will also hold the title of vice president for health sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and will hold the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine.

Dr. Bradford is an expert in the field of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery. She 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.

Dr. Bradford joins Ohio State from the University of Michigan, where she’s been the executive vice dean of academic affairs at the medical school and chief academic officer at Michigan Medicine for four years. Prior to that, she was chair of the department of otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Bradford joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1992 as an assistant professor of otolaryngology. She earned promotion to associate professor in 1998 and full professor in 2004.

Professor Bradford earned a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology, a master’s degree in microbiology/immunology, and her medical degree, all from the University of Michigan.

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