May 13, 2013
Dr. John Bradley Named Interim Chair at SIU School of Medicine
John Bradley, M.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The former chair, Jerry Kruse, M.D., has been named executive associate dean and SIU HealthCare chief executive officer. Bradley will remain in the position of director of the SIU-Decatur Family Medicine Residency Program. He has been the Decatur Residency Program Director since 1991.
“Dr. Bradley has a wealth of experience as a leader, teacher, physician and administrator, and he will serve the department well,” said J. Kevin Dorsey, M.D., Ph.D., dean and provost of the SIU School of Medicine.
Dr. Bradley is a professor at SIU School of Medicine. He previously served as the acting interim CEO of SIU HealthCare, the School’s group medical practice, from September 2009 – April 2011. Dr. Bradley earned a master’s degree in medical management from Tulane University (2000). He completed his family practice residency at SlU’s Springfield program (1980), and his medical and bachelor’s degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1977, 1973).
Bradley and his wife, Cheryl, live in Decatur. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Established in 1970, the mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service. An international leader in medical education, the School is based in Carbondale and Springfield and is specifically oriented to educating new physicians prepared to practice in Illinois. Since opening, 2,472 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit www.siumed.edu/news.