April 2, 1991
John G. Bradley, M.D., has been named director of the SIU Family Practice Program in Decatur and will assume his duties in late May. The program is sponsored by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield in cooperation with Decatur Memorial and St. Mary's Hospitals. [Note: He has since been promoted to professor.]
Currently, Bradley is an assistant professor of family and community medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita and associate director of the St, Joseph Medical Center Family Practice residency training program there. He joined the faculty at Wichita in 1987 after seven years in private practice in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
The medical school and its two affiliated hospitals in Decatur, St. Mary's and Decatur Memorial, took an aggressive approach in recruiting when the program's acting director resigned last fall. Two local physicians -- Michael Zia, M. D., and Darrell Statzer, M.D., -- shared interim administrative duties. Other Decatur community physicians, many of whom already provided some resident supervision and teaching, also added support.
"We have the highest commitment to our Decatur program and are delighted that we have recruited an excellent candidate so quickly. Much credit goes to the extra measure of support provided during this process by the administrations of both hospitals and the Decatur physicians" said Richard H. Moy, M.D., SlU's dean and provost. "I am also particularly pleased that Dr. Bradley is an alum of our family practice program in Springfield so he knows us well and is committed to our mandate to provide health care services in downstate Illinois."
Bradley earned his bachelor's and his medical degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1973, 1977) and completed his family practice residency at SlU's Springfield program (1980).
He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, He was awarded the Victor North, M.D., Teaching Award for outstanding teaching at Wichita in 1988.
Bradley's areas of research interest include clinical medical ethics, treatment of hypertension in ambulatory care and palliative medicine.
A native of Brookfield, Missouri, Bradley is married to Cheryl Bradley and has two children