speaker bio:
Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP

Dr. Braddock, a board certified internist, is Vice Dean for Education in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Chief Medical Education Officer at UCLA Health, and Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He has held the Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education since 2015. In these roles, he oversees all aspects of medical education, including undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. 

Dr. Braddock is a national leader in medical education, particularly in bioethics and doctor-patient communication. He launched the Bioethics Education Project at the University of Washington and the Practice of Medicine program at Stanford, an initiative to integrate ethics, professionalism, doctor-patient communication and population health into the pre-clerkship medical school curriculum. He also led the development of a model curriculum in bioethics and medical humanities with the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and is a founding member of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care. He was most recently named Interim Director of the UCLA Health Ethics Center.

Dr. Braddock’s research has focused on shared decision-making and patient-physician communication, having developed a widely-used framework for teaching and for evaluation of the quality of shared decision making in practice. 

Dr. Braddock has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Society of General Internal Medicine and on the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee for the American College of Physicians. He was Director of the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals, a group of 18 medical schools funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop curriculum in cultural competence and health care disparities. He recently served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the ABIM Foundation.