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Kathleen Bradford, MD, Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Hospitals


Pediatrics Chapel Hill, NC


Professor, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Quality Improvement Expert

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Education & Training

  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University
    Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford UniversityFellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1994 - 1997
  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaResidency, Pediatrics, 1990 - 1993
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineClass of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1994 - Present
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2004 - 2025
  • DE State Medical License
    DE State Medical License 2000 - 2005
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2000 - 2004
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1998 - 2002
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Pediatric Critical Care Board Certified American Board of Pediatrics
  • Academy of Educators University of North Carolina
  • Advanced Improvement Methods (AIMS) James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence/Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 2014-2015
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Rare etiology of abdominal pain in adolescent female  
    Permar S, Gorman K, Lercher D, Bradford K., Clin Pediatr:54:94-97, 2015
  • Parental attitudes toward obesity and overweight screening and communication for hospitalized children. Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2:126-132  
    Bradford K, Kihlstrom M, Pointer I, Skinner A, Slivka P, Perrin E., Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2012
  • Improving the quality of discharge communication with an educational intervention.  
    Key-Solle M, Paulk E, Bradford K, Skinner A, Lewis M, Shomaker K., Pediatrics 126:734-739, 2010
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Press Mentions

  • Can’t Swallow a Pill? There’s Help for That
    Can’t Swallow a Pill? There’s Help for ThatSeptember 21st, 2015
  • Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How - US News
    Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How - US NewsApril 20th, 2015

Hospital Affiliations