A visionary administrator and champion of medical research
After working for twenty years as a family physician in Wainright, Alberta, Dr. John Bradley entered the field of Health Services Administration where he worked to provide Albertans with an efficient medical delivery system long before universal medical care came to Canada. In 1977, Premier Peter Lougheed, who was in the process of creating the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, appointed Dr. Bradley as his Special Advisor on Medical Research. In this office, Dr. Bradley was able to use his long experience and diplomatic skills to fashion an institution of national and international research excellence.
Dr. Bradley and The Honourable Peter Lougheed were jointly nominated and inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.