Kent Bradley (KS 86)
Dr. Bradley currently serves as Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN for University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita at Wesley Medical Center and is in private practice with Associates in Women’s Health, P.A., Newton, Kansas. During the 104th Congress, Dr. Bradley served as a senior health policy advisor for the United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Majority Staff (now called the HELP Committee). Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (R-KS) chaired this committee. His chief area of responsibility was the Public Health Service Act, which includes the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was also very involved with health insurance reform legislation and “drive through delivery” legislation.
Since returning to Kansas he has served as an appointee by the Governor of Kansas to serve on the “Kansas Vision 21st Century Taskforce” on Early Childhood. He is Past Chairman and thirteen-year member of Newton Medical Center’s Board of Directors. He is Past Chairman of the Board of the Kansas State Alumni Association and The University of Kansas Medical Alumni Association. He currently serves on the Board of the Kansas 4-H Foundation. He was a member of Leadership Kansas and has been active in several statewide campaigns. He has served the Truman Foundation as a Senior Scholar from 1997-2005, and as a member of the Midwest Selection Committee since 1998. The Truman Foundation awarded him the Elmer B. Staats Award in 2006. He is a former TSA Board member as well.
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Kent received his Bachelor of Science, with Honors, in Nutrition Science from Kansas State University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas. He is a board certified Diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and also serves as an Oral Board Examiner in Obstetrics since 2008.