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Don W. Bradley, MD, MHS-CL

Public Member

Durham, N.C.

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Don Bradley is a consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine where he directs three health systems-related courses. He retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in 2014 after working as executive director for BCBSNC's federally qualified Health Maintenance Organization and as senior vice president for health care and chief medical officer.

Don's accomplishments at BCBSNC included producing the company's first primary care provider profiles and reports; development and implementation of the country's first bariatric surgery centers of excellence in collaboration with the American Society of Bariatric Surgery; leading the creation of BCBSNC's Healthy Lifestyle Choices program; and implementing the Patient Centered Medical Home program.

Don is a member of the National Academies of Medicine's Roundtable on Obesity Solutions Innovation Collaborative for the Prevention and Management of Obesity. Don also has experience in rural family practice; managing the clinical operations of a large academic family medicine residency practice; managed care contract negotiations and management; medical and reimbursement policy; quality improvement; care management and clinical informatics. Don earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia and a master's degree in clinical leadership from Duke University.

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