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Kent Bradley receives inaugural OB-GYN award

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kansas Section recently awarded its first-ever "Kansas Section Legend in Obstetrics & Gynecology" award.

Dr. Bradley accepts his award next to Kimberly Swan
Kent R. Bradley, M.D., accepts the Kansas Section Legend in Obstetrics & Gynecology award from Kimberly Swan, M.D., during the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kansas Section meeting Oct. 15 in Kansas City.

Kent R. Bradley, M.D., was honored as a first ever "Kansas Section Legend in Obstetrics & Gynecology" awardee from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kansas Section at its recent meeting Oct. 15 in Kansas City. The award, which was presented by Kimberly Swan, M.D., ACOG Kansas section chair, is to "celebrate both past and present accomplishments and all that are yet to come."  

Bradley is a clinical professor in and vice chair of the Department of OB-GYN at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. He has been in private practice with Associates in Women’s Health P.A. in Newton since 1997. A native of Lawrence, Bradley received his Bachelor of Science, with honors, in nutrition science from Kansas State University. He graduated from medical school and completed his residency at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Bradley is a board-certified diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served as an oral board examiner for the general boards since 2008. He served as Kansas ACOG section chair from 2007-2010.

Bradley has always been keenly interested in personal finance. He has given talks on saving, investing, insurance, and retirement planning to medical students, residents, and attendings for the past 25 years. These are often Grand Rounds or included in wellness programs.

During the 104th Congress, 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). His chief area of responsibility was the Public Health Service Act including the NIH, CDC, SAMHSA and the surgeon general. He was also deeply involved with "drive through delivery" legislation allowing postpartum patients to stay two days after a vaginal delivery and three days after cesarean section.

Founded in 1951, ACOG is the premier professional membership organization for obstetrician–gynecologists. 

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