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J. Bradley Pickhardt, MD, FACS Providence-employed provider


General Surgery, Bariatrics (Weight Loss)

Board Certification

  • Surgery
500 West Broadway
5th Floor
Missoula, MT 59802
P: (406) 329-5866
F: (406) 329-5864

Missoula Surgical Associates

500 W. Broadway, 5th Floor
Missoula, MT 59802
P: (406) 542-7525
F: (406) 829-0661


Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of patient care mirrors the vision of Providence Health and Services: Know me, care for me, ease my way.

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  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Venous disease


Medical School

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Fayetteville, AR


University of Colorado School of Medicine - Bolder, CO


Awards & Achievements

  • Course Director/Instructor Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS), American College of Surgeons
  • Medical Director, Trauma Services, St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula
  • Medical Director, Department of Bariatric Surgery, St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula
  • Surgical Director, Intensive Care Unit, St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula
  • Montana State Trauma Care Committee Member
  • Member, Western Regional Trauma Advisory Committee
  • Member, Montana Chapter of American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
  • Surgical Advisor, Missoula Emergency Services
  • Medical Director, Snowbowl Ski Patrol
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula
  • Founding Board Member Providence Surgery Center
  • Executive Committee Member, Western Montana Clinic, Missoula

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Western Trauma Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Wyoming / Montana Chapter of The American College of Surgeons
  • International Federation of Bariatric Surgery
  • Montana Medical Association


Medical Interests

My medical interests include bariatric surgery, breast surgery, venous disease and general surgery.

Personal Interests

I enjoy taking advantage of living in the Northern Rockies by biking in the summer and skiing during the winter.