Dr. Suzanne Bradley

Suzanne Bradley, MD

Professor, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor GRECC
Program Director, Infection Control, VA Ann Arbor

Infectious Diseases Section 111i
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2399


Dr. Bradley received her A.B. magna cum laude in Biology from Mount Holyoke College and her M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Ohio State University Hospitals and Fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Michigan.  She is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American College of Physicians, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Dr. Bradley is a nationally recognized expert in the problem of infections in older adults.  Her research has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of infection in older adults and in nursing home residents. She has served as Chair of the SHEA Long-term Care Committee. She has served as an expert reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  She is a member of the Office of the Medical Inspector Veterans Health Administration Nursing Home Infection Surveillance Task Force, She is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the SHEA journal Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology.  She has also served as the Biosciences Section Editor and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). She as has been involved in the development of many infection control and surveillance guidelines for nursing homes for AGS, IDSA, and SHEA.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests: Infection control issues in long-term care, infection in the elderly, and infectious diseases, and geriatric medicine. Joint appointment in geriatrics and infectious diseases. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.

Research Interests: Aging and the host response to infection, and antibiotic resistance in long-term care geriatrics. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.


Medical School: SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, 1981

Residency: Ohio State University Hospital, Internal Medicine, OH, 1984

Fellowship: Internal Medicine Infectious Disease, University of Michigan Health System, 1986

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease


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