Wenstrup Named to Ways & Means Health Subcommittee
Washington, February 3, 2021
Tags: Health Care
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M., (OH-02) issued the following statement after being named to the House Ways & Means Committee Health subcommittee and retaining his Worker and Family Support and Oversight subcommittee positions.
“As the only physician serving on the Ways & Means Committee and a chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus, I am excited for the opportunity to serve on these important Ways & Means subcommittees. When crafting health care policy, we must listen to patients and those who wear the white coats and not only those who write the white papers," said Congressman Wenstrup, D.P.M. "Ways and Means was instrumental in passing a workable solution for surprise medical billing last Congress, and I look forward to using my experience as a doctor and a caregiver to continue finding patient-centered solutions to many of the challenges facing our health as a nation."
“Our caucus is ready to stop radical ideas that kill jobs and fight for policies that lift up all Americans. With members like Brad Wenstrup on our committee, we will crush this virus and help workers, families, and small businesses rebuild the greatest economy in world history,” Leader Brady said.
Congressman Wenstrup joined the House Ways & Means Committee in May of 2018, serving on the Worker and Family Support and Oversight Subcommittees. He co-chairs the committee’s bipartisan Rural and Underserved Community Health Task Force.
Wenstrup was chosen as a co-chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus for the 117th Congress. The Caucus is comprised of individuals who utilize their medical expertise and backgrounds to develop patient-centered health care policy.
Background on Dr. Wenstrup:
A Cincinnati native, Dr. Wenstrup graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 1985, he graduated from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in biology and as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
After completing his surgical residency at Thorek Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Wenstrup returned to Cincinnati to open his own private practice, treating patients in southwest Ohio for over 27 years. In 1999, he joined and became a partner with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, where he served on the Executive Committee and as Operations Chairman. Dr. Wenstrup also served on the Cincinnati Board of Health and was the Podiatric Surgical Residency Director at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
Dr. Wenstrup has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 1998, currently holding the rank of Colonel. From 2005 to 2006, he deployed to Iraq, where he served as the Chief of Surgery with the 344th Combat Support Hospital. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge for his service. In 2018, he was awarded the Soldier’s Medal.
During his time in Congress, Dr. Wenstrup fulfills his Army Reserve duty by caring for our troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and as Medical Policy Adviser for the Chief of the Army Reserve at Ft. Belvoir.