Dr. Richard Bradley, MD

Dr. Richard Bradley MD 

Chief Division of EMS
Associate Professor

Education & Training

MD: Georgetown University
Internship: EM, Stanford-Kaiser Combined EM Program
Residency: EM, Stanford-Kaiser Combined EM Program
Fellowship: EMS, Houston Fire Department

 Clinical Interests:  Emergency Medicine; Disaster Medicine; Traumatic Brain Injury; Out-of-hospital airway management
Research Interest:  Out-of-hospital airway management and care of the out-of-hospital patient with traumatic brain injuries

 Bio Dr. Richard Bradley MD, LP, FACEP is Chief of the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, which includes a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services.  Before this assignment, he accumulated seven years of experience as Medical Director or Chief of Service at two major hospital Emergency Centers in Houston.   Dr. Bradley's research interests are in the field of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine.  He has over thirty years of out-of-hospital experience, including over a decade serving as a paramedic in a 9-1-1 system.  He completed his fellowship in EMS with the Houston Fire Department (HFD) and served as an Assistant Medical Director for HFD for eight years.  He continues to serve as the EMS medical director for a number of local EMS agencies including Peninsula EMS.  He has over fifteen years experience in the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue system, and currently serves as a Medical Team Manager with Texas Task Force One and is the Deputy Medical Officer for the FEMA White Incident Support Team.  He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and frequently presents his work around the country.  He is a regular reviewer for several scientific publications and he is the chairman of the CPR sub-council of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council as well as being a board member of the Citizen CPR Foundation.  

Legal Council

Mark Smith, Attorney

Pearland High School
Texas A&M University- B.A. English and Journalism
University of Houston Law Center J.D.
Texas A&M University  M.B.A.

Other Certifications:
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Myers Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI)

Work Experience

Mark has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1999. He has worked on both sides of the bar representing plaintiffs in cases involving employment law, contract disputes, personal injury claims, and other legal matters and businesses as general counsel.

Since 2004, Mark has represented Harris County Emergency Corps, (formerly Harris County Emergency Services District No. 1), a premier EMS agency in Southeast Texas. During that time, he served as Vice President of Administration and General Counsel for the organization of 200+ employees and volunteers and serving more than 400,000 residents of Harris County, Texas. Since returning to private practice, Mark has added a number of small businesses to his growing practice, including Manvel EMS, Angleton Area Emergency Medical Services, Inc., Art & Kustom Kreations, the Wellness Integration Center, Deep South Builders, LLC, and more.

Mark is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), which exemplifies Marks expertise to help small and mid-size businesses with their employment-related legal and general business issues.

Other Interests

Mark is General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors for Harris County Emergency Corps (a nonprofit 911 EMS agency), General Counsel and Director for the Board of Directors for the Outdoor Association for Texas Heroes, Inc. (OATH) (a nonprofit focused on helping disabled veterans through outdoor recreational activities), General Counsel and Secretary for the Pearland Foundation for the Performing and Visual Arts (a non-profit granting scholarships for students in the fine or performing arts), and General Counsel and Secretary for Aggies Helping Others (a charitable non-profit of former Texas A&M MBA graduates). He is also co-owner of OlsonSmith Solutions, LLC, an emerging IT staffing and consulting firm.

A graduate of Texas A&M University's Mays Business school with an MBA, Mark serves as a class agent and keeps in frequent contact with his classmates.

Mark is also a sports and fitness enthusiast, having participated in several races including the Tough Mudder, the Spartan Race, and others. 

EMS Director & Employee Rep.

Matt Summers, EMS Director

Craig Armstrong, Employee Representative


Jake Angelo, President

Billy Clegg, Vice-President

Mike Pearson FF, EMT-B, Secretary

Orbin Thompson, Treasurer

Keith Zahar, Board Member

Lana Thompson, Board Member