Celebrating a Hero!

Thank you Dr. Edward Kraus for your dedication and commitment to the kidney community in Baltimore!

Not all heroes wear capes! Though we think Dr. Kraus does! As Dr. Kraus continues his journey into retirement all of us at the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware wish him all the best!

Dr. Edward Kraus is a retired Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University, received his MD at Northwestern University, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in Cleveland, OH. After completing a Johns Hopkins Nephrology Fellowship at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. Kraus has been a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1981. As part of his clinical duties, he has cared for kidney transplant patients during his entire tenure at Johns Hopkins. As the scope of the kidney transplant program grew, his clinical responsibilities since the late 1990s became limited to the care of kidney and pancreas transplant donors and recipients. He served as the Senior Kidney Transplant Nephrologist and Medical Director of the Pancreas Transplant Program. Dr. Kraus’ interests have focused upon factors affecting the long-term outcomes of kidney transplant recipients and barriers to access of care for minority recipients. He has worked extensively with Pathology and participated in the development of the Johns Hopkins Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program with particular emphasis on evolving concepts of patterns of injury with the goal of developing clinical interventions to preserve kidney transplant function.

Dr. Kraus has been a member of the National Kidney Foundation, the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, and the American Society of Transplantation. He has served on Committees of these various organizations. Upon nomination by his patients, students, and peers in recognition for his clinical care and teaching skills, Dr. Kraus was inducted into the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins. Post-retirement, Dr. Kraus is a member of the Academy at Johns Hopkins through which he continues to support the mission of Johns Hopkins to promote patient care, education, and research.

Dr. Kraus is the 2019 recipient of The Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award. Presented annually to a devoted local supporter, this award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of a National Kidney Foundation volunteer who has demonstrated significant dedication and commitment to our mission. Dr. Kraus was most deserving after giving his support to the National Kidney Foundation for more than 30 years of service!

Dr. Kraus [pictured right) and NKF Serving Maryland Board Member, Patient Advocate, Tisha Guthrie [pictured left]. Tisha also is a patient of Dr. Kraus’.

“Dr. Kraus saw it as not only his responsibility but as a privilege to educate his patients. He told me early in our relationship that he wanted me to always know what questions to ask any practitioner.” [Tisha Guthrie, NKFMDDE Board Member, and Patient Advocate.]

Dr. Kraus has told us that he will continue to volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware- we are so grateful!

Thank you so much for your years of service, Dr. Kraus! WE LOVE YOU!

Honor Dr. Kraus or any medical professional that you feel is passionate about kidney patients in the great states of Maryland or Delaware. Donate during March and celebrate National Kidney Month- DONATE NOW, thank you.