Dr. Braddock, a board certified internist, is Vice Dean for Education in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also Chief Medical Education Officer for UCLA Health, and holds the Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education. In this position, he oversees all aspects of medical education, including undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate medical programs. This structure reflects Dr. Braddock’s vision of the medical education continuum, with a seamless connection between competencies and ongoing professional development across all phases of training and practice. Prior to this appointment, he served as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education at Stanford University School of Medicine, and was the Founding Director of the Stanford Center for Medical Education Research and Innovation. He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a past Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee.
Dr. Braddock has been a national leader in medical education, particularly in bioethics. He launched the Bioethics Education Project at University of Washington, an initiative to expand ethics and professionalism education, and the Practice of Medicine program at Stanford, a curriculum that integrated ethics, professionalism, doctor-patient communication and population health into the pre-clerkship medical school curriculum. He also led the development of a model curriculum in bioethics and medical humanities with the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and was a founding member of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care. Dr. Braddock’s research has focused on shared decision-making and patient-physician communication, having developed a widely used framework for teaching and for evaluation of the quality of shared decision-making in practice.
Dr. Braddock has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee and Council for the Society of General Internal Medicine and on the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee for the American College of Physicians. He is a Master in the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Braddock earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and medical degree at the University of Chicago. He completed residency training in the U.S. Navy and completed a general medicine fellowship and master’s in public health degree in health care ethics at the University of Washington.