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Linda Bradley, MD

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Linda Bradley, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vice Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
DeskDesk:216.444.6877
WorkFax:216.636.5129
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Linda Bradley, MD is an internationally recognized gynecologic surgeon known for her expertise in diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, alternatives to hysterectomy, hysteroscopic sterilization and the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and is Vice Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health Institute as well as the Director of The Fibroid and Menstrual Disorders Center and Director of Hysteroscopic Services. She was elected to the Board of Governors at the Cleveland Clinic, 2006–2010.

Dr. Bradley specializes in the evaluation, diagnostic testing, and surgery for uterine fibroids and menstrual disorders. She has been very active in endoscopy for over 20 years. Her expertise in endometrial ablation technology makes her an innovative leader in the field of hysterectomy alternatives. She recently was involved in several multi-center clinical trials involving endometrial ablation, uterine fibroid embolization compared to abdominal myomectomy, and hysteroscopic sterilization procedure. She performed one of the first hysteroscopic sterilization procedures in this country in 2000. With over 1000 referrals for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), she maintains an excellent collaborative practice with the interventional radiology department for a UFE Fibroid Registry database. She has published extensively and presented internationally on this topic.

A gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic for over 20years, she has performed over 12,000 office flexible hysteroscopic procedures and over 2,000 operative hysteroscopic procedures including myomectomy, polypectomy, and endometrial ablation.

She has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (1997-1999) and currently serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member for the Journal of American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She was Chair of the OB/GYN section of the National Medical Association, 2006–2008. Recently, she was elected as Secretary-Treasurer 2009–2010 for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and was  President of the AAGL in 2011.
Dr. Bradley has been an invited lecturer at more than 1000 local, national and international symposia conferences, and meetings as an honored guest speaker. Additionally, she has performed live telesurgery for many programs. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and continuing medical education films. Most recently, she is a co-author on an authoritative textbook: Hysteroscopy: Office Evaluation and Management of the Uterine Cavity, published by Elsevier, 2009.

She has been named as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellow, which honors physicians with compassion and clinical care. She also received the APGO award, which honors physicians for resident and fellow teaching and have frequently nominated as “Faculty of the Year”. She is admired and respected for her clinical teaching, surgical expertise, and compassionate bedside manner. She has received “Top Doctors of America” award annually since 2002. In 2009, she was selected by Ladies Home Journal as one of the top 6 female physicians in the USA. Linda is proud to be a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology department at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio which was ranked 4th in the country by US News and World Report 2011, and number one in Ohio.

 

Dr. Bradley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College before attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for her MD. She completed her residency training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has completed an executive program in practice management from the Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Professional Highlights

Secretary-Treasurer American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy  2009
Vice President American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy 2010
President American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy 2011
Past President American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy 2012

Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Cleveland, OH USA
1985
Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Cleveland, OH USA
1982
Medical School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
1981
Undergraduate - Vassar College
Biopsychology
Poughkeepsie, NY USA
1977

Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialty Interests

abnormal bleeding, abnormal or excessive bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding, diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, fibroids, general gynecology, saline infusion sonography, treatments for uterine fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization, bleeding disorders, contraception, hysteroscopic sterilization, menstrual disorders and interdisciplinary women's health

Awards & Honors

  • Named as "One of America's Top Black Physicians", Black Enterprise Magazine May 2008
  • Woman of the Year Award Planned Parenthood 2010

Memberships

American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy
National Medical Association
Cleveland Obstetrics & Gynecology Society

Treatment & Services

  • Alternatives To Hysterectomy
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Sterilization
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • Myomectomy
  • Saline Infusion Sonography
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Therapeutic Hysteroscopy
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Fibroids And Leiomyoma
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Uterine Fibroids

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2013, Dr. Bradley has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Bradley receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English