Bradford A. Anderson, M.D.

Bradford Anderson

Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with sub-specialties Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury

President, UCI Black Alumni Chapter


UC Irvine – 1980, B.S., biological sciences

Howard University School of Medicine – 1985, M.D.

UCLA – 1990, specialty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Anderson has a private medical practice specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Bakersfield, California, where he grew up.  He has been a physician at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital as well as part-owner in a revolutionary MRI facility and a medical dental plaza.

Dr. Anderson served as past president and current treasurer of the Kern County Medical Association; serves on the board of directors for the Bakersfield Symphony and for the Dr. Earnest Williams Scholarship; volunteers to care for children with disabilities; and a distinguished speaker in his field. His many honors include the NAACP Health Award, Gerald B. Hastings Award in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Man of the Year at Cain AME Church, and being inducted into the Bakersfield City Schools Hall of Fame.

At UCI, Dr. Anderson was a founding member of the college chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  He directed Project Alpha that teaches junior high and high school students about sexually-transmitted diseases and responsible behaviors. He is an active member of the Bakersfield graduate chapter and is still connected to UCI. Dr. Anderson is president of the newly-formed UCI Black Alumni Chapter.

He and his wife Paula Parks, Ph.D., whom he met at UCI, are the parents of three grown children.