Augmenting medical knowledge 

through the judicious use of sensors  pendly 







Dr. Bradford D. Pendley 
Affiliate Professor 
ET303C Biomedical Engineering Department 
(901) 678-5297 

Research interests: Dr. Pendley’s research interests are in the realm of electrochemical sensors with clinical applications.  

A.A. (high honors), St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL, 1985 
B.S. (high honors), Chemistry, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, 1987 
M.S., Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1989  
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1992 
M.D., University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN, 2007 
Internship, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2007-2008 
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2008-2010 
Brief Biosketch: 
Dr. Pendley began his research career at Cornell, developing and using nanometer-sized amperometric electrochemical sensors. He continued this work as a Chemistry Professor at Rhodes College, although much of his time was devoted to teaching, which is his passion. In 1998 while he was on sabbatical leave in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Memphis, he became interested in medical applications of electrochemical sensors. It was also at this time that he began a wonderful collaborative relationship with Dr. Erno Lindner at UM and they worked on many projects together since that time, leveraging electrochemical detection methods to achieve medical applications (e.g., primarily ionic and small molecule detection in blood and urine). In 2003, he resigned his tenured, endowed position at Rhodes and undertook seven years of training in medicine to better formulate research questions as well as augment his ability to teach chemistry, physics, math and biology through medical applications. He graduated from medical school and completed a residency in Internal Medicine, becoming a board-certified physician. He continues to practice medicine while also teaching and conducting research at UM. He has published about 40 journal articles, a book chapter and was awarded a patent. He has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students, which is one of his most enjoyable activities. 

Honors/Distinctions (some):  
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2019 
ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Board Certified in Internal Medicine, recertified 2020 
Herff Award for Distinguished Service, University of Memphis, 2017 
Dr. Bradford Pendley Servant Leadership Award, DeNeuville Learning Center 2011 
University of Tennessee College of Medicine merit scholarship, 2003-2007  
Energy Research Summer Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society, 1991 
American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry Fellowship, 1990-91 
Shell Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 1989-90 
Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching, Rhodes College, 1997 
Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Member of the Year, Rhodes College, 1997 
Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching, Cornell University, 1989 
DuPont Teaching Prize, Cornell Chemistry Department, 1989