Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD

Virginia Kraus, MD, PhD

Mary Bernheim Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedics and Pathology
Division of Rheumatology
Duke University School of Medicine
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Carmichael Building

Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Orthopaedic Surgery, and a faculty member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute in the Duke University School of Medicine. She is a practicing Rheumatologist with over 30 years' experience in Osteoarthritis research

Dr. Kraus is past president of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI); the premier organization focused on the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis through the promotion and presentation of research, education, and the worldwide dissemination of new knowledge. In 2019, she was elected to the Association of American Physicians and awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from OARSI. She is co-PI of the OARSI/Foundation for NIH Osteoarthritis Biomarkers Consortium Project, which advances the validation and qualification of biomarkers for OA diagnosis, prognosis, and clinical trials. She also directs the Duke Biomarkers Shared Resource under the management of Janet Huebner. This facility assists investigators with the design and implementation of molecular and protein assays to evaluate biochemical and inflammatory markers. Dr. Kraus is also the Director of the Molecular Measures Core in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. This has led to long time collaboration of the Kraus lab with the Stedman Nutrition Center that has culminated in the housing of these labs under the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute.

BSc, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
PhD, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina