Dr. Braddom graduated from Depaww University (1964) and from the OSU PM&R Residency (1972). He has been President of the American Academy of PM&R, the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He has received the lifetime achievement award from each of these organizations. His varied experience includes having been in private practice, academic practice, a rehab administrator, associate dean of a medical school, and CEO of a hospital. He has been selected in multiple years by two different organizations as one of the best doctors in America. He has given over 300 invited scientific presentations. He is Clinical Professor of PM&R at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the University of Florida Medical School. He was the editor of the first four editions of Braddom's textbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which is the most widely used textbook of PM&R in the world. At age 80 he is semiretired, but still seeing patients. His hobbies include bicycling 1500 miles per year. He is a lifelong Bible teacher. He is also a sef-taught bicycle mechanic who has refurbished 150 bicycles to give to disadvantaged youth.