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Victoria Bradford, M.D.

Victoria Bradford, M.D., is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center - Lexington and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology and divisions of neuroanesthesia and critical care medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Bradford received an undergraduate degree and masters of business administration from the University of Toledo. She earned a medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Bradfor completed her residency in anesthesiology at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Lukens include pediatric regional anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, critical care medicine and pain management.

Dr. Lukens is a member of American Society of Anesthesiologists,  Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, American Medical Association and American Heart Association's basic, advanced and pediatric advanced life support.

She is a fluent speaker in Russian and has basic ability in French and Spanish.


  • Medical Degree, University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Residency, Loma Linda University, Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship, University of New Mexico, Pediatric Anesthesiology