Leslie Brady, MS, ANP-BC, RN, OCN
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"I always start by listening to patients, so that I may better understand their individual needs and concerns and empower them to attain the quality of life they seek."
- Leslie Brady, MS, ANP-BC, RN, OCN
- MS, Nursing - State University of New York, Stony Brook
- BS - State University of New York, Stony Brook
- Adult Nurse Practitioner
- Oncology Certified Nurse
Practicing Since: 1994
“I treat each of my patients as I would want to be treated—with kindness, respect and genuine concern for each individual,” says Leslie Brady, a pain management nurse practitioner at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Illinois. “Meeting patients and their families is what I enjoy most about being part of CTCA.”
Brady became a certified nursing assistant in 1990, and then became a registered professional nurse through Xavier University and Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, both in Cincinnati.
During and following her initial nurse training, Brady held several nursing positions. She worked in a private practice setting with ear, nose and throat specialists, and also in several units of large regional hospitals, including psychiatric intensive care, oncology, neonatal care and women’s ob/gyn high-risk care.
Brady later pursued further academic training, completing a bachelor’s degree at State University of New York, Stony Brook in 2008, graduating magna cum laude. She then completed a master’s degree at the same institution, becoming an adult nurse practitioner in 2011. During her professional training, she was an oncology infusion nurse in a hematology/oncology practice in Chicago. She joined CTCA in 2013, focusing on pain management in cancer care.
Brady holds oncology nurse certification through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. She is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as an adult nurse practitioner. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Oncology Nursing Society.
At CTCA, Brady evaluates, diagnoses and treats pain that may arise as a result of cancer or its treatment. She educates patients and assists them in finding ways to control pain they experience. She sees the Mother Standard® of care at the heart of CTCA.
“Every clinician takes a sincere interest in each patient and caregiver that walks through our doors,” says Brady. “I want my patients to feel that they have been heard and understood, and to know that they have an ally to help them through their pain.”
In her spare time, Brady enjoys being with her family and traveling. She has lived in many places in the U.S., and often discovers she and a patient once lived close to each other. “I enjoy finding out we know the same little diner or coffee shop,” says Brady. “It gives us common ground to build on.”