Walter Kraft, MD

Walter Kraft, MD, MS, FACP

Internal Medicine Philadelphia, PA

Associate Professor, Jefferson Medical College


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

Associate Professor, Jefferson Medical College

Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Education & Medical Training

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

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1997 - 2016
  • American Board of Clinical PharmacologyClinical Pharmacology, 2002, Current
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1998

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

PubMed

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

Abstracts/Posters

  • 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
  • Effect of Ritonavir (RTV) and Tenofovir (TDF) on the Pharmacokinetics of MK-1439, a Novel HIV-1 Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NNRTI). Anderson MS, Gilmartin J, Mitselos A, Laethem T, van Bortel L, Kraft WK, Guo Y, Dockendorf MF, Wagner JA, Butteron JR, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2013), Denver, CO, 10/11/2013
  • The Impact of Community Use of Novel Oral Anticoagulants on an Academic Medical Center. Eraso EH, Galanis T, Kipp K, Kraft WK , Palladino M, Perez A, Ferebee–Spruill K, Merli G, Swift B, Thomson L, Vining B, The Anticoagulation Forum, Phoenix, AZ, 5/5/2013

Lectures

  • “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

Other

  • Quoted in article "Newborns Hooked on Moms' Painkillers Go Through Agonizing Withdrawal" ABCnews.com
    11/14/2011
  • Quoted in "Doctor At Jefferson Works To Speed Up Process Of Weaning Newborns Off Drugs" KYW Newsradio
    11/11/2011
  • Quoted in article "Treating the tiniest addicts" The Buffalo News
    6/1/2011

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 HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • 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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