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Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc, FACP

Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine

Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc, FACP (Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), is Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus. He also is Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded KMC Hawaii Lifespan Study and KMC Hawaii Healthspan Study, and co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. He is active clinically as Physician Leader of the Long Term Care Hospitalist Service at The Queens Medical Center, Honolulu. Dr. Willcox trained in Medicine at the University of Toronto, Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Willcox has published widely in the genetic, environmental and clinical aspects of healthy aging. He is a frequent reviewer for major medical journals and is on the Editorial Board of the Journals of Gerontology, the leading gerontological journal. Dr. Willcox is also on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) for the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), which reviews all intramural NIA research programs.
Dr. Willcox is on the scientific advisory board of several leading aging institutes and health care companies around the world that perform cutting edge research and create novel interventions and products to optimize length and quality of life. He has been recognized with a Dorothy Dillon Eweson Award for Advances in Aging Research, the Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research, and a Director’s Citation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, among other honors. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a four-time nominee for Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Queen’s Medical Center. Dr. Willcox is also an author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging, The Okinawa Program, and his work has appeared in cover articles of Time Magazine, National Geographic, and on Oprah, Good Morning America, NOVA Science, BBC, among other media.