COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Michael Brady (43220) has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the Ohio State University College of Medicine. His appointment, effective Dec. 1 through June 30, 2011, was approved today (12/8) by the university’s Board of Trustees.
Michael T. Brady, M.D.
Brady, a specialist in infectious diseases, has been serving as interim chair of pediatrics at Ohio State for the past 14 months and previously was vice chair for clinical affairs in the department. He also is the physician-in chief at Columbus Children’s Hospital and serves as medical director of epidemiology, the HIV program, the medical subspecialty clinics and the pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program at Children’s, and is an investigator at the center for developmental pharmacology and toxicology in the Columbus Children’s Research Institute.
“Dr. Brady brings to Ohio State and Children’s Hospital a unique combination of leadership capacity, clinical savvy, academic expertise and strong core values,” said Dr. Wiley “Chip” Souba, dean of Ohio State’s College of Medicine. “These qualities are critical to running a large academic department that is committed to improving the lives of children and their families through innovations in education, research and patient care. At the end of an extensive national search, Mike was, without question, the very best candidate.”
Brady is principal investigator on several clinical trials for the treatment of HIV infection and its associated complications. He is also principal investigator for the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group at Children’s Hospital, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Brady received his medical degree magna cum laude in 1977 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and served residencies at Columbus Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston) of the Baylor College of Medicine. He was an instructor at Baylor for two years before joining Ohio State’s Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital in 1983.
Dr. Steve Allen, Columbus Children’s Hospital CEO, praised Brady’s appointment.
“We are very appreciative of the work of the university’s search committee, and very pleased with their final selection,” Allen said. “Throughout Dr. Brady’s tenure with Columbus Children’s, he has consistently demonstrated his ability not only to lead but also to bring out the best in those around him. We feel the committee has selected the best possible candidate in the country for this important role and we look forward to our ongoing collaboration.”
Brady is the author or co-author of more than 180 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters, and has delivered more than 250 invited lectures and posters throughout the world. He is associate editor of the American Journal of Infection Control, an editorial consultant to the journal Clinical Therapeutics, and is a reviewer for 17 other journals, including Clinical Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics.
Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases, Brady has been named among the Best Doctors in America for nine years. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from Ohio State’s College of Medicine Class of 1998 and has served on numerous state and national committees, including his current position on the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Infectious Diseases. ###
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