William Bradley (BS '16)

After graduating from Caltech, I got my PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton and my MD from UCSF where I also did my Radiology residency. When MRI first appeared in the physics literature in 1979 I was one of the few radiologists that could understand Fourier Transforms - thanks to my Caltech background. While I was a resident Bill Corcoran, my advisor at Tech, connected me with the Huntington Medical Research Institutes which led to my first job as a radiologist at Huntington Hospital and the first MRI system in Los Angeles. In 1987 I co-wrote and co-edited the first general textbook on MRI which went to three editions in three volumes. Ultimately that - and about 200 papers - led to my last job as Chairman of the Radiology Department at UCSD, a position I held for almost 14 years, stepping down last year. Now I spend my time doing medical-legal expert work, serving as a Deputy Editor of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and working with startups. So much for retirement...

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