May 2023 Featured Author

James P. Bradley, MD
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Minimum 10-Year Clinical Outcomes After Arthroscopic Capsulolabral Repair for Isolated Posterior Shoulder Instability

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Bradley discuss his article published in AJSM.


Dr. James P. Bradley is a globally recognized American Board-Certified Orthopaedic surgeon and leader in sports medicine research and treatments. But before he was a well renowned surgeon, he was a Nittany Lion. Jim attended Penn State from 1971-1975.

He continued and completed his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Bradley was then accepted into the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s residency program for Orthopaedic Surgery. Upon the completion of his residency, he was accepted into the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles for a Sports Medicine Fellowship.

More recently in 2019, Dr. Bradley was awarded the Arthur C. Rettig Award for excellence in academic research given by the National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS) and is on the Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors of 2019. Honored in 2017, Dr. Bradley was named in the “Becker’s Spine Review: 65 Orthopaedic Surgeons recommended by Orthopaedic Surgeons.”

Dr. James Bradley was honored with the Jerry Hawk Rhea Award from the NFL for being a dedicated and outstanding NFL Team Physician.

As of 2023, Dr. Bradley has been the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 31 years.

Professionally he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, the Twentieth-Century Orthopaedic Association, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is one of a handful of surgeons who has been a past President of the prestigious Herodicus Society, the National Football League Physicians’ Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine of which he was inducted to its Hall of Fame, Class of 2022.

Bradley and his wife, Bea, currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA and have one daughter, Callee, and son-in-law, Skye Edwards. When he is not on the sidelines at an event, you can find him on the golf course perfecting his swing.

Selected Other Published Work

Johnson EE, Brutico J, Rangavajjula L, Xia Y, Paul RW, Otlans P, Arner JW, Hammoud S, Bradley JP, Cohen SB. Outcomes after Proximal Hamstring Avulsion in Patients with Workers’ Compensation ClaimsOrtho J Sports Med. 2022 Sept 3;10(9).

Beaudry, MF, Beaudry, AG, Bradley, JP, Davis, S, Baker, BA, Holland, G, Jacobson, BR, Chetlin, RD (2022). Retrospective Analysis of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstructions in Major League Baseball Pitchers: A Comparison of “Tall and Fall” Versus “Drop and Drive” Pitching Styles. The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine 10(10). DOI: 10.1177/23259671221128041

Johnson EE, Brutico J, Rangavajjula L, Xia Y, Paul RW, Otlans P, Arner JW, Hammoud S, Bradley JP, Cohen SB. Outcomes after Proximal Hamstring Avulsion in Patients with Workers’ Compensation Claims. Ortho J Sports Med. 2022 Sept 3;10(9).

Arner JW, Ruzbarsky J, Midtgaard, Peebles L, Bradley JP, Provencher MT. Defining Critical Glenoid Bone Loss in Posterior Shoulder Capsulolabral Repair. Am J Sports Med. Accepted Jan 2021

Vaswani R, Arner JW, Freiman H, Bradley JP. Risk Factors for Revision Posterior Shoulder Stabilization in Throwing Athletes. Ortho J Sports Med. Accepted July 2020

Bradley, JP, Lawyer, TJ, Ruef, S, Towers, JD, Arner, JW. Platelet-rich plasma shortens return to play in National Football League players with acute hamstring injuries. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2020 April; 8(4).

Arner, JW, Freiman, H, Mauro, CS, and Bradley, JP. Functional Results and Outcomes after Repair of Partial Hamstring Avulsions at Midterm Follow-up. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019 Dec; 47(14):3436-3443.

Dekker, TJ, Peebles, LA, Goldenberg, BT, Millet, PJ, Bradley, JP. Location of the glenoid defect in shoulders with recurrent posterior glenohumeral instability. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2019 Nov; 47(13):3051-3056.

Arner JW, Chang ES, Bayer S, Bradley JP. Direct Comparison of Modified Jobe and Docking UCL Reconstruction at Mid-term Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 30.

Bradley JP, Arner JW, Jayakumar S, Vyas D. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Revision Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Capsulolabral Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(10):2457–2465.

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