Dr. Douglas Bradley is Professor of Medicine and Department Division Director, Respirology, at the University of Toronto, the Cardiopulmonary Sleep Disorders and Research Centre at the Toronto General Hospital/University Health Network, and the Sleep Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. He also holds the Cliff Nordal Chair in Sleep Apnea and Rehabilitation Research at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Godfrey S. Pettit Chair in Respiratory Medicine.
Dr. Bradley completed his MD degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1978. Subsequently, he completed specialty training at the University of Toronto in internal medicine in 1982 and respirology in 1985. Following completion of clinical training he went on to complete three years of research training in sleep apnea and respiratory muscle physiology at the University of Toronto and McGill University, respectively. He has been on staff at the Toronto General Hospital and at the University of Toronto since 1985.
His clinical and research work focuses on the relationship between sleep apnea and cardiovascular diseases, with a particular focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of sleep apnea in patients with heart failure. He holds several peer reviewed grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He has published over 200 papers and book chapters on sleep apnea and related topics.