Linda Bradley, MD is an internationally recognized gynecologic surgeon known for her expertise in diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, alternatives to hysterectomy, hysteroscopic sterilization and the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and is Vice Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Institute, as well as the Director of The Fibroid and Menstrual Disorders Center and Director of Hysteroscopic Services. She also served on the Board of Governors at the Cleveland Clinic, 2006-2010.
Dr. Bradley specializes in the evaluation, diagnostic testing, and surgery for uterine fibroids and menstrual disorders. She has been very active in endoscopy for over 20 years. Her expertise in endometrial ablation technology makes her an innovative leader in the field of hysterectomy alternatives. She recently was involved in several multi-center clinical trials involving endometrial ablation, uterine fibroid embolization compared to abdominal myomectomy, and hysteroscopic sterilization procedure. She performed one of the first hysteroscopic sterilization procedures in this country in 2000. With over 1,000 referrals for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), she maintains an excellent collaborative practice with the interventional radiology department for a UFE Fibroid Registry database. She has published extensively and presented internationally on this topic.
A gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic for over 18 years, she has performed over 10,000 office flexible hysteroscopic procedures and over 2,000 operative hysteroscopic procedures including myomectomy, polypectomy, and endometrial ablation.
She has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (1997-1999) and currently serves as an Advisor for Medscape and Medscape CME. She was Chair of the Ob/Gyn section of the National Medical Association, 2006-2008. Currently she serves as President, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) 2010-2011.
Dr. Bradley has been an invited lecturer at more than 1000 local, national and international symposia conferences, and meetings as an honored guest speaker. Additionally, she has performed live telesurgery for many programs. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and continuing medical education films. Most recently, she is a co-author on an authoritative textbook: Hysteroscopy: Office Evaluation and Management of the Uterine Cavity, published by Elsevier, 2009. She is also a contributor to Up-to-Date, an on-line educational service for physicians. Recently she was selected to be an advisor to Medscape.
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 is admired and respected for her clinical teaching, surgical expertise, and compassionate bedside manner. She has received "Top Doctors of America" award annually since 2002. In 2009, she was selected by Ladies Home Journal as one of the top 6 female physicians in the USA. Linda is proud to be a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, which was ranked 4th in the country by US News and World Report 2010, and number one in Ohio.
Dr. Bradley earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College before attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for her MD. She completed her residency training at Case Western Reserve University 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.