Donald Craven, MD

Donald Craven, MD

Infectious Disease Burlington, MA

Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

Office Address

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  • Lahey Clinic
    41 Mall Road
    Burlington, MA 01805
    Phone: (781) 744-8608
    Fax: (781) 744-1264

Dr. Craven's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Infectious Disease: General Infectious Disease

Dr. Craven's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • DirectorBoston City Hospital (Boston University School of Medicine)
    Boston, MA
    Hospital Epidemiologist, Department of Infectious Diseases (1979-1986); Associate Director (1986-1988); Associate Director of Medicine (1988-1995); Director Adult Clinical HIV/AIDS Program (1988-2001)
  • Professor of MedicineTufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • ChairmanLahey Medical Center & Hospital
    Burlington, MA
  • Visiting ScientistHarvard School of Public Health
    Boston, MA
  • ChairLahey Clinic Medical Center/Hospital
    Burlington, MA
  • LecturerHarvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
  • Professor of Epidemiology & Public HealthBoston University School of Public Health
    Boston, MA
    Assistant Professor of Medicine & Microbiology (1979-1982); Associate Professor of Medicine & Microbiology (1983-1988); Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health (1985-1988); Professor of Medicine & Microbiology (1988-2001)
  • Hospital EpidemiologistBoston City Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Professor of Epidemiology & Public HealthBoston University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
    Assistant Professor of Medicine & Microbiology (1979-1982); Associate Professor of Medicine & Microbiology (1983-1988); Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health (1985-1988); Professor of Medicine & Microbiology (1988-2001)
  • Senior SurgeonUnited States Public Health Service (National Institutes of Health)
    Bethesda, MD
  • Captain (Honorable Discharge)United States Air Force Reserve

Dr. Craven's Education & Medical Training

  • VA Medical Center (Boston MA)VA Medical Center (Boston MA)Residency, Internal Medicine
  • Albany Medical CenterAlbany Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Albany Med CollAlbany Medical CollegeMedical School
  • Wesleyan UniversityWesleyan UniversityOther Training, B.A.
  • Garden City High SchoolGarden City High SchoolOther Training, Diploma, High School

Dr. Craven's Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1974 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInfectious Disease

Dr. Craven's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Massachusetts Infectious Diseases SocietyKenneth Kaplan Award for Clinical Excellence & TeachingMassachusetts Infectious Diseases Society, 2013
  • Albany Medical CollegeDistinguished Alumnus AwardAlbany Medical College, 2012
  • US New and World ReportBest Doctors in AmericaUS New and World Report, 2011-2012
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Dr. Craven's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Ventilator-Associated Tracheobronchitis: Diagnosis & Treatment and Impact on Patient OutcomesHudcova J, Craven DE, Current Opinion In Critical Care, 1/1/2014
  • Definitions of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: Working Toward a Gold StandardGrgurich, PE, Hudcova J, Lei Y, Sarwar A, Craven DE, Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 1/1/2013
  • Natural History and Outcomes of Ventilated Patients Developing Tracheobronchitis and PneumoniaCraven, DE, Lei Y, Ruthazer R, Sarwar A, Hudcova J, Am J Med, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Surgical Intensive Care MedicineChapter: Ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Hudcova, J, Steger KA, Craven DE
    Editors: O’Donnell J.Springer
    Edition 3rd,2014
  • Bennett & Brachman’s Hospital InfectionsChapter: Hospital Acquired PneumoniasPage 485 - 500
    Craven DE, Steger Craven KA, Balaguera H, Grgurich PE
    Editors: William R. Jarvis.Lippincott-Raven
  • Netter’s NeurologyChapter: Bacterial diseasesPage 408 - 425
    McQuillen DP, Craven DE, Duncan RA, Ooi WW, Peck R, Kalluvya SE, Kataraihya JB, Jones HR Jr
    Editors: Jones, HR Jr.Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 2nd,2012
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  • Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia: A Clinical Appraisal to Improve Identification, Management and OutcomesKollef, MH, Morrow, LE, Baughman RP, Craven DE, McGowan JE, Micek ST, Niederman MS, Ost D, Paterson DL, Segreti J, Proceedings of the Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia Summit, Clin Infect Dis, 1/1/2008
  • Guideline for the Management of Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP), Hospital-acquired Pneumonia (HAP) and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) - 2005Niederman MS & Craven DE (Co-chairs), American Thoracic Society and Infectious Disease Society of America, Am. Rev Resp Critical Care Med, 1/1/2005
  • Preventing nosocomial pneumonia: State of the art and perspectives for the 1990'sCraven DE, Steger KA, Barber TW, Proceeding of the Third Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial Infections, Am J Med, 1/1/1991
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  • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonias: Controversies Strategies to Improve Outcomes12/4/2013
  • Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases: Diagnosis, Treatment and PreventionOgonquit, ME - 10/18/2013
  • Ventilator-associated Pneumonia; New Concepts, Management and PreventionFort Lauderdale, FL - 6/15/2013
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Research History

  • Research Associate1976 - 1979
    Bureau of Biologics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD With Drs. John Robbins and Carl Frasch, Conjugate Group B Meningococcal VAccines


  • Infectious Diseases Society of America & American Thoracic Society 2005 Guidelines for the Management of Hospital-Acquired, Healthcare-Associated, and Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaCo-Chair with Michael Niederman2001 - 2009
  • 1ST CDC/Hospital Infection Control Advisory Committee (HICPAC)Member1985 - 1988
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America Guideline CommitteeMember

Other Languages

  • French

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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