Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-0409

Fax 513-803-9245


Patient safety; quality improvement; hospital medicine

Patrick Brady, MD, MSc, has clinical training in pediatrics and hospital medicine as well as advanced training in epidemiology and biostatistics and in the science of improvement through two 6-month courses at Cincinnati Children’s. He has completed coursework at the graduate level in human factors and through the Systems Engineering in Patient Safety (SEIPS) workshop led by NIH-funded researchers at the University of Wisconsin.

Their pilot work on a system to proactively identify, mitigate and escalate risk has resulted in measured decreases in patient harm and deterioration. The Academy for Healthcare Improvement recently recognized this work with top prize at its international meeting. Dr. Brady's current focus builds logically on this work, and his research team includes clinical and methodological experts with impressive research portfolios both inside and outside of healthcare.

In summary, Dr. Brady has the training, experience and collaborators needed to study and improve the care of patients at risk for deterioration, to define highly reliable interventions that deliver the right therapeutics early, and to improve the safety of patients in our increasingly complex healthcare system.

MD: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2003.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

MSc: University of Cincinnati Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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Mussman G, Parker M, Statile A, Sucharew H, Brady PW. Suctioning and length of stay in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 May:167(5):414-21.

Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Keren R, Conway PH, Marsolo K, Daymont C. Development of heart and respiratory rate percentile curves for hospitalized children. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):e1150-7.

Brady PW, Muething S, Kotagal U et al. Improving situation awareness to reduce serious safety events and UNSAFE transfers of pediatric inpatients. Pediatrics. 2012.

Meuthing SE, Goudie A, Schoetkker PJ, Donnelly LF, Goodfriend MA, Bracke TM, Brady PW, Wheeler DS, Anderson JM, Kotagal UR. Reduction in serious safety events across an academic children's hospital. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug;130(2):e423-31.

Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz M, Hooper DK, Linam M, Froehle C, Margolis PA. The Influence of Context on Quality Improvement Success in Healthcare: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Milbank Quarterly. 2010 Dec;88(4):500-59.

Brady PW, Conway PH, Goudie A. Length of intravenous antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in infants with urinary tract infections. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):196-203.

Bigham MT, Brady PW, Manning PB, Jacobs BR, Kimball TR, Wong HR. Therapeutic application of intrapericardial tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) in a 4 month-old child with complex fibropurulent pericarditis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 Jan;9(1):e1-e4.