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Walter G. Bradley Walter G. Bradley DM, FRCP

Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Neurology
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Clinical Research Building
1120 NW 14th Street, 13th Floor
Miami, FL 33136

Dr. Walter G. Bradley  graduated M.A., B.Sc., B.M., B.Ch. from Oxford University in 1963. His residency training in internal medicine and neurology was in Oxford, London and Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  He first came to the United States in 1968 as a Fulbright Fellow and Radcliffe Traveling Fellow in Neuropathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Board Certified in Neurology and Psychiatry, a member and former Counselor of the American Neurological Association.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and has been Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee, the Science Committee, and the Workforce Taskforce. He is a member of the Association of University Professors of Neurology. Dr. Bradley has authored 24 books, more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and 100 chapters and reviews, as well as several on-line publications on healthcare reform. He is founding editor of the textbook “ Neurology in Clinical Practice” that is now in its fifth edition and has become the major textbook of neurology for residents and clinicians. He founded and edited the journal “Muscle and Nerve” from 1978 to 1988, and was Editor of the Yearbook of Neurology and Neurosurgery from 1993 to 2000. Dr. Bradley is the author of two books for the general public. "Treating the Brain", published by Dana Press in 2009 introduces the interested reader into how the brain works and some of the diseases which may afflict it (http://bradleyonthebrain.com http://www.dana.org/news/danapressbooks/detail.aspx?id=21672 ). “Gib’s Odyssey”, published by Lyons Press in 2011 tells the story of one of his patients who took a single-handed trip from Key West to New York and back, while suffering from advancing ALS, all the time writing about his hillarious and terrifying adventures and insights into death and dying http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/03/2197319/final-voyage.html).

Dr. Bradley is currently working with oceanographers and phytoplankton physiologists on environmental controls of ALS including the role of cyanobacterial BMAA.    

Selected Relevant Publications:

Bradley WG. Gib’s Odyssey

Bradley WG. Treating the Brain: What the best doctor’s know. Dana Press. 2009.

Bradley, W.G. Commentary on Professor Stephen Hawking’s disability advice. Annals of Neuroscience 2009;16:101-2.

Bradley, W.G. Possible therapy for ALS based on the cyanobacteria BMAA hypothesis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2009;10 Supplement 2:114-123.

Cox PA, Richer R, Metcalf JS, Banack SA, Codd GA, Bradley WG. Cyanobacteria and BMAA exposure from desert dust: A possible link to sporadic ALS among Gulf War veterans. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2009;10 Supplement 2:109-113.

Bradley, W.G., Mash, D.C. Beyond Guam: The cyanobacteria BMAA hypothesis of the cause of ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2009;10 Supplement 2:7-20.

Cox, P.A., Bradley, W.G. Cyanobacteria, BMAA and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2009;10 Supplement 2:5-6.

Bradley, W.G., Cox, P.A. Supplement 2. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis June 2009;10:1-128.

Pablo J, Banack SA, Cox PA, Johnson TE, Papapetropoulos S, Bradley WG, Buck A, Mash DC. Cyanobacterial neurotoxin BMAA in ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neurol Scand 2009;120:216-225.

Johnson RT, Bradley WG, Ritz B R, Rocca WA, Shefner JM, Wolfson C. Committee on the Review of the Scientific Literature on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Veterans. Institute of Medicine. National Academies of Science Press, Washington, DC. 2006.