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Leadership

Edward M. ​Kolb, MD, MBADr. Edward M. Kolb

Boys Town Executive Vice President of Health Care
Director and Chief Medical Officer, Boys Town National Research Hospital and Medical Clinics

As Executive Vice President of Health Care, Dr. Edward Kolb is responsible for all patient services and research of Boys Town National Research Hospital. As the Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital and Medical Clinics, Dr. Kolb is responsible for the operations of two hospital facilities in midtown Omaha at 30th and California Street and on the Boys Town campus at 139th and Pacific Street, several multi-specialty and pediatric clinics throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs, as well as outreach clinics in surrounding Nebraska and Iowa communities, and the behavioral health residential treatment center.

Dr. Kolb has been a member of Boys Town Hospital’s executive leadership team since 2006, when he joined the hospital as medical director of Boys Town National Research Hospital-West. He was appointed chief medical officer for the hospitals and clinics in 2011 and named vice president of hospital operations in 2015.

In addition to his executive roles, Dr. Kolb continues to work as a physician. He is board-certified in pediatrics and in anesthesiology, with a subspecialty certification in pediatric anesthesiology. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle and residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kolb recently received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Nebraska Society of Anesthesiologists (serving as president from 2000-2001), Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society, Nebraska Medical Association, American Cleft Palate Association and the American Medical Association.

Brad Hansen, MA, JDDr. Brad Hansen

Administrator, Boys Town National Research Hospital and Medical Clinics

Brad Hansen joined Boys Town National Research Hospital in September 2018 as Hospital Administrator. 

Prior to joining Boys Town Hospital, Brad served as Vice President of Methodist Physicians Clinic. In addition to his healthcare operations experience, Brad has a deep understanding and compassion for patient advocacy and care. He led the effort to develop Iowa’s patient appeal process, which restructured Iowa’s protections of patient rights in managed care plans. When serving in legislation from 1996 to 2003, he was the primary author of Iowa’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (HAWK-I). 

He earned his Master of Arts in Hospital and Health Administration from The University of Iowa and Juris Doctor from The University of Iowa College of Law.