Bradley G. Somer, MD

Medical Oncology / Hematology
Desoto Campus
7668 Airways Boulevard
Southaven MS 38671 662.349.9556
East Campus
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown TN 38138 901.683.0055

About Me


Dr. Somer is a senior partner at West Cancer Center and is part of the leadership team. Dr. Somer joined the West team in 2002 after completing his fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. Dr. Somer also completed his internship and residency at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Board Certified in Medical Oncology, he sees patients in our Memphis, TN, and Southaven, MS, offices. Dr. Somer is actively involved in clinical research, often participating as principal investigator in research trials at West Cancer Center. “Our clinical trial offerings exceed many top academic programs across the country where people travel long distances to seek medical care. It is a crown jewel for the Memphis cancer community for patients to have access to potential treatments long before they reach the general community.”

Dr. Somer chairs the Committee on Cancer for Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare system. He has served on the board of Community Oncology Alliance. He serves on the board of the UT/West Institute for Cancer Research, and leads several strategic initiatives, major projects and committees as part of West Cancer Center. Dr. Somer is married with 5 children. He devotes the majority of his spare time to family and community leadership activities.

Titles and Roles

  • Medical Oncologist, West Cancer Center
  • Senior Partner, Executive Cancer Council, West Cancer Center
  • President of West Cancer Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Genitourinary cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer

Education and Training

  • Dr. Somer graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine with the top award at graduation in “outstanding Scholarship, devotion to patient care, and concern for colleagues”.  He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society.  He did his internship and residency at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.


  • Leukemia-Lymphoma Society- Man of the Year Award, Mid-South, 2002-2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1996
  • Edward Weinstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Devotion To Patient Care, and Concern For Colleagues, 1996


  • Investigating novel anti-androgen agents in pre-metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer, and combination treatments in metastatic prostate cancer
  • Novel cancer vaccines for use in prostate cancer
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors for bladder cancer and renal cancer
  • Various molecular targeted therapy for bladder, renal and prostate cancer
  • Novel combination therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Combination of standard chemotherapy with novel immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer
  • Various molecular targeted agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors for colorectal, gastric, pancreas, hepatobiliary cancers


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

BA, Yeshiva University


Internal Medicine – Hospital University of Pennsylvania


Hematology-Oncology – University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical Oncology

Awards and Honors

  • Leukemia-Lymphoma Society- Man of the Year Award, Mid-South (2002 – 2003)
  • Ortho-Biotech, Annual Fellowship Award Amgen, Annual Fellowship Award (2000)
  • The William Osier Society of Fellows in Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha (1999)
  • Edward Weinstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Devotion To Patient Care, and Concern For Colleagues (1997 – Present)
  • Zelig A. Rosen Memorial Award for Excellence in Cardiology (1996)
  • Rock Sleyster Memorial AMA Scholarship nominee, 1 of 2 students nominated from the entire AECOM (1996)
  • Alan and Ruth Borenstein Medical Scholarship (1993 – 1996)
  • Bora Laskin Scholarship (1992 – 1996)
  • Cum Laude, Yeshiva University (1992)
  • Dean’s List, Yeshiva University (1989 – 1992)
  • Ontario Academic Scholarship (1988)

Research and Publications