John L Brodhead, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)

George N. and Mary Lou Boone Professorship in Medical Excellence

Associate Chief Medical Officer for Medical Services at Keck Hospitals of USC

Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine

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John Brodhead, MD, serves as Chief of Medicine at the Keck Hospital of USC, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Keck Hospital of USC and Director of Athletic Medicine for the USC Department of Athletics. He also was the Chief of Staff at USCUH from 2002-2004. Dr. Brodhead is the Medical Director for the USC Executive Health Program.

He has been in practice for more than 30 years, devoting much of his time to executive health and quality management of hospitalized patients. He is mentioned on numerous “best doctors” lists and serves as a team physician for USC Athletics. Dr. Brodhead has treated patients and trained other physicians on humanitarian missions around the world and has served as director of undergraduate education for the Keck School. Dr. Brodhead was recruited after his residency at USC where he culminated his training as chief medical resident. He has established himself as a senior internist on the Health Sciences Campus. He is board certified in internal medicine and has been recognized three times by the Keck School medical students with a ‘Best Teacher’ award. He is a former member of the USC Care Medical Group and Keck Hospital of USC boards of directors.


  • US News & World Report: Top Doctor, 2011-2016
  • Endowed Professorship: George N. and Marylou Boone Professor of Medical Excellence, 2005
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary : Award of Operational Merit, 2004


  • Prospective evaluation of immediate versus delayed refeeding and prognostic value of endoscopy in patients with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage Gastroenterology. 1992 Jan; 102(1):314-6. . View in PubMed