Bradley S. Bender, MD

Bradley S. Bender, MD
Affiliate Faculty
Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine




MD University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internship Baltimore City Hospitals Medicine
Residency Baltimore City Hospitals Medicine
Fellowship Johns Hopkins Hospital Medicine
Fellowship Johns Hopkins Hospital Infectious Diseases
Medical Staff Fellow National Institutes of Health Clinical Immunology


  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Geriatric Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • 2003 – NIH Study Section, Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Opportunities
  • 2001 – VA Study Section, Centers for Research in HIV and AIDS (CRAHI)
  • 1998-1999 – VA Merit Review Council
  • 1998 – Best Doctors in America

Professional Societies 

  • American Federation for Clinical Research
  • VA Society of Practitioners in Infectious Diseases
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American College of Physicians (Fellow)
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American Medical Association


  • 1986 – Present: Infection Control Committee, VA Medical Center (Chair, 2009-Present)
  • 1996 – Present: Research and Development Committee, VA Medical Center
  • 2001 – Present: Medical Executive Committee, VA Medical Center
  • 2001 – Present: Professional Council, VA Medical Center
  • 2001 – Present: Compliance and Business Integrity Committee, VA Medical Center
  • 2003 – Present: Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, VA Medical Center


  • Bender BS. Commentary on “Prophylactic tenofovir reduced HIV infection in injectable drug users.” ACP Journal Club 2013;159:JC8.
  • Shenal BS, Radonovich LJ, Cheng J, Hodgson M, Bender BS. Discomfort and Exertion Associated with Prolonged Wear of Respiratory Protection in a Health Care Setting. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2012;9: 59-64.
  • Bender BS. Commentary on “Quadrivalent HPV vaccine prevented HPV infection and external genital lesions in boys and men 16 to 26 years of age”. ACP Journal Club 2011;154:JC5-10.
  • Shehan CL, Uphold CR, Bender JM, Bender BS. Emotional bonds and health-related social exchanges between men living with HIV and their mothers. Am J Men’s Health 2012; 6:97-107.
  • Radonovich LJ, Bender BS. Surgical masks were non-inferior to N95 respirators in preventing influenza infection in health care workers. ACP Journal Club. 2010;152:JC3-2.
  • Radonovich LJ, Yanke R, Cheng J, Bender BS. Diminished speech intelligibility associated with certain types of respirators worn by healthcare workers. J Occup Environ Hyg 2010;7:63-70.