Linda D. Bradley, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic

Linda D. Bradley, M.D. is Professor of Ob-Gyn and Reproductive Biology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  She is Director of Hysteroscopic Education for the Residency Program at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Recently she was appointed Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Institute. She is an internationally recognized gynecologic surgeon known for her expertise in diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, saline infusion sonography, endometrial ablation, alternatives to hysterectomy, long-term contraception (intrauterine devices and hormonal contraception), women’s wellness and the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding. Additional academic interests include:  peri-menopausal and menopausal issues, mentoring students, residents, and fellows.  Dr. Bradley’s clinical work includes Director of the Center for Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services.

She was recently elected to the Board as Medical Director for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL), and currently serves as an Advisor for Medscape and Web MD. She served on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors. Has been Chair of the OB/GYN section of the National Medical Association and President of the Cleveland Ob/Gyn Society. .Dr. Bradley was President, of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), an 8,000 member international and national organization which advances minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures. Currently she is on the Grievance Committee of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and member of the Anti-Harassment, Diversity and Incident Reporting taskforce of the AAGL.

In addition to many national and international leadership positions, she has been a servant leader at the Cleveland Clinic and her city.  She has served on myriad community forums and Cleveland Clinic committees including searches for Critical Care, Emergency Room, Cardiovascular Institute, Psychiatry, myriad annual professional reviews, and multiple five-year review of Institute Chairs. She serves as a physician champion for the ambitious Cleveland Clinic campaign, The Power of Every One. Since its inception, she has been a member the Women’s Professional Staff Association at the Cleveland Clinic and remains active with their committees and activities. Recently, she has joined her departmental committee on burnout. Her team is engaged and discovering novel methods to create a culture of well-being, efficiency of practice and personal resilience. Implementing this will combat physician burnout and enable physicians to reclaim humanism in medicine.

She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, continuing medical education films and has performed several live telesurgical procedures for national and international meetings. In 2018 she was invited by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to perform the first operative hysteroscopic procedure in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lecture and lead a simulation seminar on office and operative hysteroscopy. Most recently, she served as associate editor of Operative Techniques in Gynecologic Surgery: Gynecology, Wolters Kluwer 2017 an authoritative textbook that chronicles in- depth surgical procedures for gynecologists.  She is a co-author of a pioneering textbook: Hysteroscopy: Office Evaluation and Management of the Uterine Cavity, published by Elsevier. In 2019, she authored a chapter on myomectomy in Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology.  She is also a contributor to Up-to-Date, an on-line educational portal for physicians. She has co-authored a book in 2017, Us! Our Life. Our Health. Our Legacy, which offers sage emotional, fitness, and nutrition advice for women. Additionally, she published a cookbook entitled, Cleveland Clinic Celebrate Sisterhood Cookbook entitled, Flavor Over Fat: Cooking Made Simple.  She lectures extensively at national meetings, has been an invited commencement speaker for resident graduations, and local high schools.

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 has frequently been nominated as “Faculty of the Year.” She has become a trusted expert and advisor and is admired and respected for her clinical teaching, patient experience scores, surgical expertise, and compassionate bedside manner. She has received “Top Doctors of America” award annually since 2002. She was selected by Ladies Home Journal as one of the top 6 female physicians in the USA. Named as “Volunteer of the Year Award” by the Cleveland Clinic in 2015. Recently, she was honored by the YWCA as a “Woman of Vision” in Cleveland, Ohio.  She has received the Crain’s Health Care Heroes award from Crain’s Cleveland Business. In 2016 she was awarded by the Girl Scouts, a Woman of Distinction recognition.  She is a tireless board member of Hathaway Brown School Aspire program that raises funds for underprivileged young women to experience an enriched educational summer experience for four consecutive summers.  Her community board membership includes Coach Sam Rutigliano’s (former legendary Cleveland Brown’s football coach) Inner Circle Foundation, which provides educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs.

For the past sixteen years, Linda has been dedicated and servant leader in Cleveland’s multicultural community health and wellness programs. She is founder of Cleveland Clinic Celebrate Sisterhood®. She is passionate about fitness, health and wellness and inspiring people to be “the best version of themselves.”  Annually, she hosts Celebrate Sisterhood Multicultural Health & Wellness Summit.  She has educated more than 10,000 multicultural women since its inception. In 2014, she was honored by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, receiving the Pete and Weesie Hollis Community Service award for her role in improving the health in her community.  She believes in changing how we think about health, one plate, one fork and pot at a time. Every day we can choose health.  Her recent article, “Are You Digging Your Grave With Your Fork?”  and “ America the Healthy, provides sobering health statistics and reminds us that each meal is a chance to heal.  She is also founder of Cleveland Clinic Celebrate Sisterhood Sole Steppers which is a biweekly walking and fitness program in an under resourced community in Cleveland.

Dr. Bradley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College before attending the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine for her M.D.  Her senior year of residency, she was named Executive Chief Resident and completed her residency training at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  She has completed an executive program in practice management from the Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve and has completed the Leadership in Healthcare Academy at the Cleveland Clinic.

Linda believes in teamwork, innovation, collaboration, mentoring and sponsoring others. She is someone who is content to not be content.  Her belief is that all teams can do great things.  This is best exemplified by her motto:  “create lights around you–put the light on others and get the light off of you.”

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