Walter Kraft, MD

Walter Kraft, MD, MS, FACP

Internal Medicine Philadelphia, PA

Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Office Address

  • 111 S. 11th St.
    Suite 6270
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (215) 955-6540
    Fax: (215) 955-5681

Walter Kraft, MD, MS, FACP

Internal Medicine Philadelphia, PA

Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Internal Medicine: Vascular Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Pharmacology; Vascular; Neonatal; Phase 1 clinical trials

Education & Training

  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Thomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson University
  • Thomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson University
  • University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • The American University

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1997 - 2016
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Clinical PharmacologyClinical Pharmacology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in EducationJefferson Medical College, 2014
  • Early Career Investigator Award for Distinguished Achievement in Biomedical ResearchJefferson Medical College, 2010
  • Dedicated MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2009

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Posaconazole Tablet Pharmacokinetics: Lack of Effect of Concomitant Medications Altering Gastric pH and Gastric Motility in Healthy Subjects  Kraft WK, Chang P, van Iersel MLPS, Waskin H, Krishna G, Kersemaekers W, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 1/1/2014
  • Poor Positive Predictive Value of McConnell’s Sign on Transthoracic Echocardiography for Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism  Vaid U, Singer E, Marhefka GD, Kraft WK, Baram M, Hospital Practice, 1/1/2013
  • Safety, Anitiviral and PK activity of Vaniprevir, a Hepatitis C Virus NS3/4A Protease Inhibitor, in Patients with HCV Genotype 1 Infection  Lawitz E, Sulkowski M, Jacobson I, Faruqi S, Kraft WK, Maliakkal B, Al-Ibrahim M, Ghalib R, Gordon S, Kwo P, Rockstroh J, Panorchan P, Miller M, Caro L, Barnard R, Hwa..., Antiviral Research, 1/1/2013

Books/Book Chapters

  • Medical Management of the Surgical Patient Chapter: “Managing Medication in the Perioperative Period” 
    Kraft WK, Diemer G
    Editors: Merli G, Weitz H.Saunders, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 3rd,2008
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Principles to Practice Chapter: Asthma and COPD. 
    Kraft WK, Leone F
    Editors: Waldman SA, Terzic A.Saunders Elsevier
    Edition 1st,2008
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Principles to Practice Chapter: Peptic Ulcer Disease and Reflux. 
    Mejia A, Kraft WK
    Editors: Waldman SA, Terzic A.Saunders Elsevier
    Edition 1st,2008


  • Ethanol Pharmacokinetics in Neonates Secondary to Medication Administration Marek E, Adeniyi-Jones SC, Roke L, DeCerbo TE, Cordell RL, Monks PS, Kraft WK, American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC, 10/2015
  • No Evidence of a Drug-Drug Interaction between Letermovir (MK-8228) and Mycophenolate Mofetil. Marshall WL, Badshah C, Liu F, Kraft WK, Gonzales-Colon F, van Schanke A, Udo de Haes J, Kantesaria B, Cho C, Hulskotte E, Butterton JR, Marcantonio EE., ASMBT, San Diego, 2/2015
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in methadone exposed infants: role of genetic variability. Fielder AL, Coller JK., Hutchinson M, Haslam RR, Lu N, Adeniyi-Jones S, Ehrlich M, Kraft WK, Accepted for presentation at CPDD Scientific Meeting, 6/18/2014


  • “How the IRB Looks at Medical Education Projects”. Thomas Jefferson University/Hospital - 3/13/2014
  • Speaker, “Pharmacologic Therapies for the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine - 3/6/2014
  • Faculty Speaker, "Toxidromes: Making the best treatment decisions" 1/22/2014


  • Quoted in article "Newborns Hooked on Moms' Painkillers Go Through Agonizing Withdrawal"
  • Quoted in "Doctor At Jefferson Works To Speed Up Process Of Weaning Newborns Off Drugs" KYW Newsradio
  • Quoted in article "Treating the tiniest addicts" The Buffalo News

Grant Support

  • A Comparison Of Buprenorphine Versus Morphine In The Treatment Of The Neonatal ABNational Institute On Drug Abuse
    2011 - 2012
  • Buprenorphine Treatment Of Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeNational Institute On Drug Abuse
    2006 - 2006

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

Medical Groups

  • Jefferson University Phys
  • Jefferson Vascular Center


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