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Kathy Bradford, MD

Dr. Kathy Bradford is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is a Pediatric Hospitalist and Board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. She has an interest in hospital medicine coordination and communication of care, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and family-centered care. She is a Quality Improvement coach for the UNC Department of Neurosurgery. Her training includes completion of the Advanced Improvement Methods Course (AIMS) at the University of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and other QI training including Yellow and Green Six Sigma Belt training and Purple Belt (LEAN) training, and TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer certification. Current QI initiatives include QI coaching for the EMPower project, a Center for Disease Control prevention initiative assisting hospitals throughout the US to achieve baby friendly USA designation and a Course Director for PubH 703, QI in Public Health, UNC Gilling’s School of Global Health funded by the HRSA for the EMPHasis Project (Education in Medicine and Population Health; a system of interdisciplinary study). Dr. Bradford was selected as an IHQI Improvement Scholar in 2014.