Dr. Richard Bradley has served as Editorial Review Group Chair in Emergency Medical Services for Doody’s Review Service on and off for 19 years. During that time, we have sent him 155 titles and he and the 43 experts he has recruited have reviewed 50 of them.
Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He has over 30 years of out-of-hospital experience, including over a decade serving as a paramedic in a 911 system. He completed his fellowship in EMS with the Houston Fire Department and served as an Assistant Medical Director for the department for eight years. He continues to serve as the EMS medical director for a number of local EMS agencies. He has over 16 years’ experience in the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue system, and currently serves as a Medical Team Manager with Texas Task Force One and is the Deputy Medical Officer for the FEMA White Incident Support Team.
He also has 17 years of experience in the Air National Guard, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is assigned to the 147th Medical Group in Houston. He has completed four military deployments overseas and served as the senior Critical Care Air Transport Physician in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Bradley has recently completed a nationwide study of the out-of-hospital practices of EMS agencies in using airway management techniques and has ongoing projects evaluating emergency department utilization. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and frequently presents his work around the country. He is a regular reviewer for several scientific publications and he is the chairman of the CPR subcouncil of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and serves as a board member of the Citizen CPR Foundation.