Julie A. Bradley, MD

Julie A. Bradley, MD, MHCDS


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Dr. Julie Bradley is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida. With an intense focus on breast cancer and pediatric tumors in both the clinical and research realms, she possesses a deep knowledge of these cancer types and provides comprehensive, personalized care for people affected by these diagnoses. 

Dr. Bradley has been an invited speaker for 150 local, national and international presentations, and published 7 book chapters and over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her presentations and publications include technical guidelines for proton therapy and clinical outcomes in radiotherapy, with a focus on proton therapy. She is an innovator, holding a provisional patent for a redesigned tissue expander for breast reconstructions to increase compatibility with radiotherapy and MRI. She serves as the breast cancer program director at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

She has served on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics Breast Cancer section and The Breast Journal. Dr. Bradley participates in national and international cooperative groups, including the International Soft Tissue Sarcoma Consortium (INSTRUCT) and Children’s Oncology Group for pediatrics, as well as the NRG Breast Cancer Subcommittees and NCI Breast Oncology Local Disease Task Force. 

She currently serves as the Division Chief of Research for the UF Department of Radiation Oncology and serves on the Quality and Safety Committee at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Dr. Bradley has been recognized with the 2020 Radiation Oncology Transformative Medicine Award and the 2019 James E. Lockwood Professorship. She teaches the Putting Families First course with the UF College of Medicine and continues to educate resident physicians through her role as an oral and written board examiner for the American Board of Radiology’s breast cancer section, as well as an exam writer for the pediatric section of the American College of Radiology.


Board Certification
Radiology – Diagnostic – American Board of Radiology


Masters - Health Care Delivery Science

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Residency - Radiation Oncology

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Internship - Internal Medicine

University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Medical Degree

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts - Engineering

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dr. Bradley is currently conducting research through nine grants focused on breast cancer radiotherapy, breast cancer awareness and support, and healthy equity. Dr. Bradley’s past research included funded research with the Bankhead Coley Foundation and the Ocala Royal Dames, to identify early markers of radiation-induced toxicity for breast cancer patients. Under Active Research Studies you will find a list of the research Dr. Bradley is conducting with the support of grants from various organizations.

Active Research Studies
  • Improving Breast Radiotherapy Setup and Delivery Using Mixed-Reality Visualization
  • Prospective Pilot Cohort Study of Tracking Circulating Tumor DNA in Women Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
  • Prospective Trial of Regional Nodal Irradiation for Women with Residual Breast Disease after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Proton and Photon Consortium Registry (PPCR)
  • ReDesign: Tissue Expander for the Modern Era. Funding agency: UF LaunchPad Funding. Role on project: Co-PI.
  • Unveiling Inequities in Palliative and Supportive Care for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients in the State of Florida. Funding agency: Conquer Cancer, ASCO Foundation. Role on project: PI.
  • Veggies and Vehicles for Vitality. Funding agency: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Role on project: PI. *Patient support grant
  • Lymphedema: Compress to Regress. Funding agency: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Role on project: PI. *Patient support grant
  • BE AWARE (breast cancer education for the community). Funding agency: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Role on project: PI and resident mentor.

Radiation Oncology Transformative Medicine Award 

University of Florida (2020)

James E Lockwood Professorship 

University of Florida (2019)

Exemplary Teacher Award

University of Florida College of Medicine (2017)

Educator of the Year

Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) (2017)

Medical Student and Community Education Award

University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology (2016)

Shining Star Award

University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (2016)

Award for Best Abstract for ‘What Women Want: A National Survey on Breast Cancer Treatment and Research Decision Making’.

Particle Therapy Cooperative Group-North America Inaugural Meeting (2014)

Poster Presentation Award for “Anatomical Variations and Radiation Technique for Breast Cancer”

American Radium Society (2014)

Chief Resident

Medical College of Wisconsin (2011-2012)

Travel Grant

American Radium Society (2011)

“Best of ASTRO 2009” for Dynamic MRI Analysis of Tumor Motion during Rest and Deglutition. Margin Assessment for Radiotherapy of Head and Neck Cancer.

American Society for Radiation Oncology (2009)

Academic All-Ivy 

Ivy League (2001, 2002)

Lutkus Award (for outstanding athletics and academic performance)

Dartmouth College (2001)

What does your work at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute mean to you?

“I am passionate about empowering people with knowledge about their diagnosis and providing guidance to facilitate a personalized and effective treatment plan that maximizes treatment efficacy as well as quality of life.”

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A great experience all the way around. Physician extremely patient to talk to. Front desk was so nice and love music in the lobby.
Keep doing what you are doing! I have been very impressed with this facility and the care I have received.
Awesome facility and fantastic employees. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
It was a pleasure working with Dr. Bradley! She was excellent, easy to talk to and understand, caring and always willing to go the extra mile for my care. She is a wonderful doctor. We need more like her. Thank you, Dr. Bradley, for making my experience as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Bradley is wonderful! Very smart and compassionate.

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