Our Physicians: Eric M. Kraus, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.

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Eric M. Kraus, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology, 1983
Practicing in Greensboro since 1983
Founded The Ear Center of Greensboro, P.A. in 1989

Undergraduate Education

1973 B.A. Biology with Distinction - Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Medical Education

1977 M.D. Cum Laude - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Post-Graduate Education

1977-78 First Year General Surgery Residency, University of Michigan
1978-79 Second Year General Surgery Residency, University of Michigan
1979-83 Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residency, University of Iowa
1982-83 Chief Resident, Otolaryngology-H&N Surgery, University of Iowa
1982-83 American Cancer Society, Head & Neck Cancer Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • North Carolina State Medical Society
  • North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, Division Guilford County Medical Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Otosclerosis Study Group (national group with 150 members)

Hospital Privileges

  • Cone Health System: Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
  • Wesley Long Community Hospital
  • Women's Hospital of Greensboro
  • SCA Surgical Center of Greensboro
  • Cone Day Surgery Center

State of North Carolina Regulatory Board Appointment

  • 2011-Present Physician Member, Board of Medical Examiners for Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology - State of North Carolina

Areas of Special Interests

  • Acute & chronic ear surgery (Otology)
  • Reconstructive middle ear surgery & mastoid surgery
  • Plastic surgery reconstruction of the external ear & ear canal
  • Stapedectomy, cochlear implants, implantable hearing devices (BAHA device, Maxum Hearing Implant)
  • Senior principal investigator for the Esteem™ Totally Implantable Hearing Device FDA Phase II Clinical Trials
    (The Esteem was approved by the FDA on March 17, 2010)
  • Evaluation and treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders in Down Syndrome

Inventor of:

  • Kraus TM Microcut™ Forceps
  • "FindMe ID™" Identification System (U.S. Patent)
  • Kraus Modified Schuring Ossicle-Cup PORP Implant
  • Kraus K-Helix Middle Ear Prostheses for Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction (U.S. Patent #8,057,542)
    • Kraus K-Helix Crown - for incus-to-stapes or malleus-to-stapes reconstruction
    • Kraus K-Helix Piston - for incus-to-footplate or malleus-to-footplate reconstruction
    • Kraus Twister Crown - for TM/graft-to-stapes reconstruction
    • Kraus Twister Shoe - for TM/graft-to-footplate reconstruction
  • Kraus Diamond Coated Otologic Picks (Julie I and Julie II)

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Last revised October 28, 2015