Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, FACS
Ohio State University
An internationally recognized head and neck cancer surgeon scientist and leader in academic medicine, Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, FACS, is the dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, vice president for Health Sciences of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine and a professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Bradford specializes in head and neck cancer surgery, focusing her research on identifying and evaluating biomarkers that can predict outcomes. She also pioneered the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy as a safe and reliable tool to stage patients with melanoma of the head and neck. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and authored more than 20 book chapters. Her many awards include a Clinical Excellence Award from Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards in 2009 and the Women in Otolaryngology Helen F. Krause Memorial Trailblazer Award in 2019. In 2012, she was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. She was elected as the first woman president of the American Head and Neck Society in 2012, and received a Presidential Citation from this society in 2021. She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2021. In 2020, she became the president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for a one-year term. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, Triological Society and American Laryngological Association.