SAN FRANCISCO (May 3, 2021) -- The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery would like to congratulate to Dr. Letitia Bradford, a graduate of the UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Class of 2005, on receiving the 2021 UCSF Alumni Mentor Award. This award recognizes an alum who has devoted their career to inspiring, mentoring, and educating the next generation of scientists and health care providers. Dr. Bradford is also the first African American female to complete the Department’s residency program.
About Dr. Bradford
Dr. Letitia Bradford, MD, FAAOS, FACS is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. She graduated with the highest honors from the UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, and she then earned her medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine. She continued her training at UCSF for both surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency, which also included two years of mechanical engineering basic science research at UC Berkeley. She has received multiple awards and produced several scientific papers in the field of joint replacement surgery during that time.
Dr. Bradford is one of the founding members of the Artemis Medical Society, a professional networking and mentoring organization of African American female physicians. She has also served as the chair of the orthopaedic surgery section of the National Medical Association for the last six years. She is currently the Executive Director of Nth Dimensions, a mentoring program whose primary mission is to improve the quality of healthcare to underserved communities of color by increasing the diversity of physicians within competitive fields of medicine, including orthopaedic surgery, radiology and dermatology.
Congratulations, Dr. Bradford!