Meet Dr. Scanlan Fayetteville Plastic Surgeon
Bradford Joseph Scanlan is the first of two sons born to Ralph and Doris Scanlan of Loretto, Pennsylvania and is the grandson of two WWII veterans. He graduated third in his class from Lewistown Area High School and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated Cum Laude from Juniata College with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Computer Science. In college, he received the Dow Chemical Scholarship and Merck Manual Award and studied a year abroad at Leeds University in the United Kingdom. After working for a year at Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals, he entered Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and was selected for the US Army Health Professions Scholarship Program. In medical school, he received the Russel C McCaughan Award, the Dr. Angus Gordon Cathie Award, and was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi.
Upon medical school graduation, Dr. Scanlan was commissioned and subsequently completed a Surgical Internship and General Surgery Residency at National Capital Consortium – Walter Reed Army Medical Center. During his training, he presented multiple case reports to the American College of Surgeons and published research in oxidative stress-induced intestinal function and gamma count thresholds on sentinel node mapping. He was named a Semifinalist at the Bailey K. Ashford Laboratory Research Symposium and received The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award.
Dr. Scanlan served as Chief of General Surgery at both Ireland Army Community Hospital, Ft. Knox and during deployment with the 31st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), supporting the Iraqi Surge Campaign at Camp Bucca. He subsequently completed a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency back at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Hospital Consortium where he served as the Chief Resident. Upon graduation from fellowship, Dr. Scanlan served as Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Womack Army Medical Center. He currently serves as the Chief, Department of Surgery and Acting Deputy Commander of Surgical Services. He also recently deployed with the 14th CSH to support humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Dr. Scanlan’s military awards include the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC), the Army Commendation Medal with 1 OLC, the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Bronze Star Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Service Medal.
Dr. Scanlan holds three clinical professor appointments from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Methodist University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is double Board-Certified in General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is an instructor for the American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support Course. He assisted writing the WAMC Policy for the medical and surgical management of the transgender service member which was subsequently adopted as the Tri-Service Policy. He is the US Army Plastic Surgery subject matter expert for the Tri-Service Electronic Medical Record Modernization Project. He is a member of the Scientific Exhibits and Poster Sessions Committee within the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Oral Board Examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
Dr. Scanlan has been married for 18 years to Margaret “Maggie” (Gibson) who is the President of the Parent Teacher Association at Howard Hall Elementary School and they have 4 beautiful and extremely talented children: Ryan, Sean, Grace, and Hope. He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and a frequent volunteer at the Falcon Children’s Home. Dr. Scanlan enjoys chasing his extremely busy family around and can otherwise be found out in his woodworking shop.