Dr. Roger Hadley is the Dean of the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University, and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Loma Linda University Health. After completing two undergraduate years at Loma Linda University, he was accepted into Loma Linda University School of Medicine's accelerated MD program. He earned his BS and MD degrees in 1974. Dr. Hadley completed his residency in general surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and became board certified in 1981. Shortly after, he completed a urology residency and fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. His student and resident journey included studies in Saigon, Vietnam; Davos, Switzerland; Athens, Greece; and Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 1984, Dr. Hadley returned to Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine as a full-time faculty member. By 1990, he was appointed Chief of the Division of Urology, and a year later achieved the rank of Professor of Surgery. In 1995, he was elected by peers to be the founding President of Loma Linda University Health Care, the management organization that governs the faculty practice plan. He currently is chair of that corporation. In 2003, Dr. Hadley was appointed Dean of the School of Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs of Loma Linda University Health, and Chief of Staff of Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. Dr. Hadley has authored more than 70 articles in professional journals and written more than 20 chapters in medical textbooks. In 2012, Dr. Hadley was asked by the AAMC to sit on the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. He served the maximum of two three-year terms. In 2015, he was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Loma Linda University Health. As CMO he has worked with residents in achieving higher quality and more efficient care of the hospitalized patient. As a dean of a school of medicine, serving on the ACGME Board of Directors will feed his passion for quality medical education, especially during the transition from medical student to resident.