Dr. Brad Wenstrup’s life has centered on hard work, service, and sacrifice. As a doctor, combat surgeon and small business owner, Brad has a deep understanding of the issues facing America.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati and going on to earn a medical degree in podiatric medicine and surgery, Brad established a private practice in Cincinnati and has treated patients in Southwest Ohio for over 26 years. In 1998, seeing signs of freedom being threatened, Brad accepted an officer’s commission with the U.S. Army Reserve, serving in the Medical Service Corps.
In 2005, he deployed for a year of active duty in Iraq where he served as a Combat Surgeon and the Chief of Surgery with the 344th Combat Support Hospital. For his service and actions in Iraq, Brad was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. In 2018, Brad was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for heroism. He continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Colonel until his retirement in 2022.
Following his deployment to Iraq, Brad saw a need for strong leadership in Cincinnati. In 2009, Brad built a strong grassroots coalition and ran for Mayor of Cincinnati. Since 2009, Brad continued to actively support the war against terrorism and reducing the size of government while opposing harmful legislation such as Obamacare.
In 2012, Brad ran a successful campaign for the U.S House of Representatives. He currently serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Ways and Means as well as the Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Being involved in the community has always been important to Brad. He volunteered for over a decade as a Big Brother as part of the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters organization. Additionally, he is currently a Board Member of Boys Hope/Girls Hope, and a member of Rotary.
Brad and his wife Monica have two children, Brad Jr. and Sophia.