Curtis Bradford, M.D.

Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Internship:  Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Glendale, WI

Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
What I love most about anesthesiology is the acute decision making. I love observing a physiological process, identifying problems, intervening, and evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention in real-time. I find great satisfaction in this sort of reasoning combined with acute patient care. I also enjoy showing compassion and empathy for my patients to earn their trust in the brief preoperative moments.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in Hyde Park with my wife and kids. The cost of living here and proximity to the medical center are huge advantages. It’s an upbeat, fun, and safe place, particularly for families. The university students as neighbors are remarkably mature and quiet.