Dr. Bradley is a recognized clinical expert, educator and researcher in the field of integrative health for diabetes, liver and kidney disease- helping patients and doctors achieve health in their management of chronic disease. In addition to his clinical practice at the Pacific Pearl La Jolla, Dr. Bradley an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Research at the National College of Natural Medicine, and is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington.

He studied chemical engineering as an undergraduate and graduated from Bastyr University as a doctor of naturopathic medicine (ND) in 2003, followed by his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, WA. During his residency training he pursued numerous clerkships and rotations in endocrinology, diabetes care, and cardiology in conventional medical settings including Harbor View Medical Center and the University of Washington in Seattle. His training  proceeded with research fellowships at the University of Washington’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, with an emphasis on cardiovascular epidemiology, translational clinical research, which he applied to the evaluation of integrative care models to improve diabetes and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Bradley founded the Center for Diabetes & Cardiovascular Wellness at Bastyr University and served as its Director for 8 years, during which time he also served as core clinical and research faculty. He began his clinical career at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, and recognized naturopathic medicine as the perfect complement to conventional care in diabetes and vascular disease in order to help people restore their health and reduce their dependency on prescription medications and surgery. Recognizing the need for evidence, Dr. Bradley tested the contribution of naturopathic medicine to diabetes care and cardiovascular disease prevention in landmark research studies. His research has been published in top peer-reviewed medical journals, including Atherosclerosis, the Canadian Medical Association Journal and Diabetes Care.

As an educator, he has delivered research finding and continuing education to medical providers around the world on holistic approaches to diabetes and vascular health, including:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • International Diabetes Federation
  • University of Washington School of Nursing
  • Northwest Association of Clinical Endocrinologist
  • Swedish Hospital; Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
  • University of Salerno in Salerno, Italy.

Dr. Bradley is the co-author of the Food User Manual, a patient education resource designed to take the mystery out of heart-healthy eating, which is currently being used in a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded research project at Boston University Medical Center designed to help underserved community members experience integrative care.

Dr. Bradley remains an active clinical researcher and epidemiologist, and is a principal investigator in the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cohort study- a study designed to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Ryan Bradley
Dr. Ryan BradleyND, MPH