Bradford D. Drury
Dr. Drury was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. At 16
months of age his family took him overseas, courtesy of the US
Army. He returned to the United States at age 18, just in time
to go to college at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Studying
engineering convinced him to commit to a career in medicine.
He managed to graduate from U-Mass Medical School
in Worcester, Massachusetts. His surgical residency was at
Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital. He left the Ivory
Tower for a four-year tour as a surgeon in the Army. After
three years at Landstuhl Army Medical Center, including
the period of the Gulf War, Dr. Drury was given the Ruoff
Award. This is presented annually to the best surgeon in the
European Theater. Competition was weak in 1993. He used
veteran preference to get certified by the American Board of
Surgery, and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Drury then practiced general laparoscopic and thoracic
surgery for nine years at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. While in
Raleigh, he was selected to the Consumer's Research Council,
"America's Top Surgeons" list. By a fluke, he was also chosen
by Consumer's Checkbook, Inc. for its "Guide to Top Doctors".
His family missed the coast and wanted to live in Beaufort.
Dr. Drury wanted to live on his sailboat, but compromised and
lives in a creaky old house. Dr. Drury practices at Carolinas
Center for Surgery and operates at The Surgical Center of
Morehead City and Carteret General Hospital.