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Michael T. Brady, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Brady is associate medical director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University (OSU).
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he had early introductions to medicine through his father, a family physician, and his mother, a nurse. Both parents were role models showing him the challenges and rewards that accompany providing service to those in need. He and Jane, wife of 40 years, have two children, Tom and Kate, and two grandchildren, Ruth and Knox.
Graduating from the University of Notre Dame and Jefferson Medical College, his training included pediatric residency at NCH and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Following fellowship, Dr. Brady joined the pediatric infectious disease faculty at NCH, focusing on infection control and HIV. Notable accomplishments included developing a family-centered HIV program recognized by the federal government in 2005 as a “Model That Works.” He was chair of the OSU Department of Pediatrics from 2005-’13.
Active with the Academy at national and state levels, Dr. Brady has been a member of the Section on Infectious Diseases, Committee on Pediatric AIDS and Committee on Infectious Diseases, which he chaired from 2010-’14. He is associate editor of the 2015 and 2018 Red Books. He assisted the AAP Ohio Chapter with improving human papillomavirus immunization rates and with legislation improving immunizations of children in child care.
Dr. Brady’s teaching awards from medical students at OSU and NCH pediatric/family practice residency programs are personal points of pride. He received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from OSU and the Tom Dooley Award from Notre Dame as an alumnus who has exhibited outstanding service to mankind.
Colleen A. Kraft, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Kraft is a graduate of the first Head Start class in 1965. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
She is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and the medical director for the Health Network by Cincinnati Children’s (HNCC). HNCC is an innovation lab for alternative payment models with Medicaid managed care. HNCC provides data and incentives to the community-based network of providers in the Greater Cincinnati area, helping practices understand risk stratification and proactive care management for their population of pediatric patients.
Prior to her arrival in Cincinnati, Dr. Kraft was a primary care pediatrician in private practice in Richmond, Va., and the founding pediatric program director at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
She was president of the AAP Virginia Chapter from 2006-’08 and was best known for working with the Legislature to improve Medicaid payment rates for pediatric services.
Dr. Kraft is co-author of the book Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Child Care and Schools. She has been actively involved in pediatric engagement in school and child care for children with special health care needs. She serves on the AAP Task Force on Pediatric Practice Change and the National Medical Home Initiative Project Advisory Committee.