William G. Bradley, Jr, MD, PhD, FACR, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at University of California, San Diego. He received his BS at the California Institute of Technology and his PhD at Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering. He completed all his medical training (MD, internship, and Diagnostic Radiology residency) at the University of California, San Francisco.
While at UCSF in the late 1970s, Dr. Bradley first became involved in magnetic resonance imaging, initially “translating” the physics of MRI for other radiologists. His subsequent research has been focused on MRI of flow phenomena, hemorrhage, stroke, MS, and normal pressure hydrocephalus as well as other topics involving MRI of the brain. He has published over 200 papers, 54 chapters, and 21 textbooks, including the first general MRI text in the field, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, (Stark DD, Bradley WG, eds; Mosby, St Louis, 3rd edition 1999). He is on the Editorial Boards of 10 scientific journals and was a charter member of an NIH Study Section (BMIT) from 2004-2008.
Dr. Bradley is past president of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and has won its 2 highest honors for his research (Gold Medal [SMRM] and Honorary Member [SMRI]). He was on the Board of Trustees of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education Foundation (1995–2001) and served as the Chairman of the Fund Development Committee of that organization from 1996 to 2008. He was honored with the Gold Medal of the RSNA in 2003. Dr. Bradley was also on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology (ACR), where he chaired the Commission on Neuroradiology and MRI from 1999 to 2005 and served as Vice President 2005-6. He was honored with the Gold Medal of the ACR in April 2012. He is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) and on the Boards of the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR), Association of University Radiologists (AUR), International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (ISSSR), and Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARLM).