Donald Craven, MD

Donald Craven, MD

Infectious Disease Burlington, MA

Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

Office Address

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

Donald Craven, MD

Infectious Disease Burlington, MA

Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Infectious Disease: General Infectious Disease

Education & Training

  • VA Medical Center
  • Albany Medical CenterAlbany Medical Center
  • Albany Medical CollegeAlbany Medical College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Garden City High School

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1974 - 2017

      Awards, Honors, & Recognition

      • Kenneth Kaplan Award for Clinical Excellence & TeachingMassachusetts Infectious Diseases Society, 2013
      • Distinguished Alumnus AwardAlbany Medical College, 2012
      • Best Doctors in AmericaUS New and World Report, 2011-2012

      Publications & Presentations


      Journal Articles

      • Ventilator-Associated Tracheobronchitis: Diagnosis & Treatment and Impact on Patient Outcomes  Hudcova J, Craven DE, Current Opinion In Critical Care, 1/1/2014
      • Definitions of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: Working Toward a Gold Standard  Grgurich, 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 Pneumonia  Craven, DE, Lei Y, Ruthazer R, Sarwar A, Hudcova J, Am J Med, 1/1/2013

      Books/Book Chapters

      • Surgical Intensive Care Medicine Chapter: Ventilator-associated pneumonia 
        Hudcova, J, Steger KA, Craven DE
        Editors: O’Donnell J.Springer
        Edition 3rd,2014
      • Bennett & Brachman’s Hospital Infections Chapter: Hospital Acquired Pneumonias Page 485 - 500
        Craven DE, Steger Craven KA, Balaguera H, Grgurich PE
        Editors: William R. Jarvis.Lippincott-Raven
      • Netter’s Neurology Chapter: Bacterial diseases Page 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


      • Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia: A Clinical Appraisal to Improve Identification, Management and Outcomes Kollef, 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) - 2005 Niederman 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's Craven DE, Steger KA, Barber TW, Proceeding of the Third Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial Infections, Am J Med, 1/1/1991


      • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonias: Controversies Strategies to Improve Outcomes 12/4/2013
      • Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention Ogonquit, ME - 10/18/2013
      • Ventilator-associated Pneumonia; New Concepts, Management and Prevention Fort Lauderdale, FL - 6/15/2013


      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 Pneumonia Co-Chair with Michael Niederman 2001 - 2009
      • 1ST CDC/Hospital Infection Control Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Member 1985 - 1988
      • Infectious Diseases Society of America Guideline Committee Member

      Other Languages

      • French

      Hospital Affiliations

      Insurance Accepted

      • Aetna HMO
      • BCBS Blue Card PPO
      • BCBS Illinois PPO
      • CIGNA HMO
      • CIGNA Open Access
      • CIGNA PPO
      • 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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