The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) recently awarded Dr. William Kraus the prestigious Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award. This honor is in recognition of the significant advances Dr. Kraus has made in cardiac rehabilitation research. He has earned national prominence through his many contributions to the field.
The AACVPR is a multidisciplinary professional association comprised of health professionals who serve in the field of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Its mission is to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.
In addition to his faculty position in the DMPI, Dr. Kraus is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He is a clinician scientist with research interests in the use of exercise for favorable mediation of cardiometabolic risk; in the role of skeletal muscle adaptations in mediating that risk; on using molecular markers to personalized lifestyle medicine approaches to disease prevention and in the study of how we can use a better understanding of gene-environment interactions to focus preventive measures in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Kraus' clinical focus is in the areas of cardiovascular prevention with a focus on lifestyle modification, and cardiac rehabilitation. He is the author of over 250 peer reviewed publications and 215 abstracts.