Curriculum Vitae: 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.

The Ear Center of Greensboro, P.A.
1126 N. Church Street, Suite 201
Greensboro, NC 27401
U.S.A.

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Degrees
Education/Training
Awards & Honors
Hospital Privileges
Publications
Board of Medical Examiners for Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology - Physician Member
Board of Visitors, School of Health & Human Services, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
FDA Investigations
AAO-HNS Instruction Courses
Scientific Oral Presentations
Medical Course Presentations
Clinical Research Activities
Physician Advisory Board Activities
Senior Research Investigator Mentoring
Inventions
U.S. Patents
U.S. Trademarks & Service Marks
Community Activities
Professional Affiliations
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
Foundations

TED Talk

Degrees

1982-83 M.S. Otolaryngology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
1973-77 M.D. Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.
1969-73 B.A. Biology with Distinction, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

Education/Training

1982-83 Chief Resident, Otolaryngology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
1979-83 Otolaryngology Residency, Uni. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
1978-79 Second Year Surgery Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
1977-78 First Year Surgery Residency, Uni. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 "Best Doctors" in America Award for 2016-2017. Notified of award on October 5, 2016.
  • 2015 Named a “Paul Harris Fellow”, The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International
  • 2015 "Best Doctors" in America Award for 2015-2016. Notified of award on September 18, 2015.
  • 2014 Vital Patient's Choice Award (visit www.myvitals.com)
  • 2014 "Top Otolaryngologist in Greensboro, NC", International Assoc. of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP)
  • 2012 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2012, Business North Carolina, November 2012
  • 2011 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2011, Business North Carolina, November 2011
  • 2010 Patients' Choice Award, notified January 13, 2011
  • 2010 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2010, Business North Carolina, November 2010
  • 2009 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2009, Business North Carolina, November 2009
  • 2008 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2008, Business North Carolina, July 2008
  • 2007 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2007, Business North Carolina, July 2007
  • 2006 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2006, Business North Carolina, July 2006
  • 2005 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2005, Business North Carolina, July 2005
  • 2004 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2003-2004, by Best Doctors
  • 2003 Shishi Community Memorial Aliyah Award, Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro, NC, awarded, Yom Kippur Services, October 6, 2003
  • 2002 "Best Doctors" in America Award 2001-2002" by Best Doctors
  • 2001 Irv Pinsker Award, In Recognition of Exceptional Volunteer Service to B'nai Shalom Day School, Greensboro, NC
  • 1997 The Arc Parent Volunteers of the Year Award, awarded by The Association for Retarded Citizens of Greensboro, NC
  • 1985 Family Medicine Teaching Award, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Family Practice Residents
  • 1982 American Cancer Society Head & Neck Cancer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1982-83
  • 1981 Resident of Year Award, Third Year Medical Student Class, University of Iowa
  • 1977 Kenneth H. Hinderer Award in Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Hospital Privileges

  • Cone Health System, Greensboro, NC (Moses Cone Hospital, Surgery Staff)
  • Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, NC
  • Women's Hospital of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • SCA Surgical Center of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Cone Day Surgery Center, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC

Publications

  1. Kraus EM, DuBois PJ. Tomography of the Vestibular Aqueduct in Ear Disease. Arch Otolaryngol, 1979;105(2):91-98.
  2. Mooney MP, Kraus EM, Bardach JB. Skull Preparation Using the Enzyme-active Detergent Technique. Anat Rec, 1982;202(1):125-129.
  3. Kraus EM, McCabe BF. The Giant Apical Air Cell Syndrome: A New Entity. Annals Oto Rhino Laryngol, 1982;91(3):237-239.
  4. Kraus EM, Panje WR. Factors Influencing Survival in Head and Neck Patients with Giant Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis. Otolaryngol HN Surg, 1982;90(3):296-304.
  5. Kraus EM, Senders CW, Bardach JB, Babin RW. Congenital Primary Embryonal Carcinoma of the Forehead in a Female Infant. A report of an unusual case. Otolaryngol HN Surg, 1984;92(3):346-353.
  6. Kraus EM. Pulsed Doppler Measurement of Cochlear Blood Flow in Response to Dopamine, Histamine, N-Dipropyl Dopamine in the Anesthetized Cat: A Basis for Dopamine Treatment of Vascular Sudden Deafness. Presented at the Research Forum, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Meeting, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, New Orleans, LA, October, 1982. Submitted for publication, Annals Oto Rhino Laryngol.
  7. Seltzer SS, Kraus EM, Babin RW. Calcifying Epithelioma of Malherbe in a Patient with Turner's Syndrome. Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October, 1982.
  8. Kraus EM. Immunologic Lymph Node Granulomas in Long-term Survivors of Stage IV Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A New Marker. Submitted for publication, Cancer.
  9. Ryu JH, Kraus EM. Effects of Dopamine and Histamine on Cochlear Blood Flow. In Hearing Loss and Dizziness, ed. Yasuya Nomura, Igaku-Shoin:Tokyo/New York, 1985, 128-38.
  10. Kraus, EM. Ear, Nose and Throat Problems Associated with Down Syndrome: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management. Medical Issues in Down Syndrome. ed. Lawhon SM, Cincinnati:Wordsworth, 29-44, 1990.
  11. Kraus, EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". in Instruction Courses 1991, AAO-HNS, ed. Johnson J, et al., St. Louis:Mosby Year Book, Inc., Vol 5, 1992, 3-16.
  12. Kraus, EM. Hearing Results with Clothespin Ossiculoplasty: A Preliminary Report on the Kraus Modified Schuring Ossicle-Cup Prosthesis (Clothespin Prosthesis). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 1993, 109(1): 26-34.
  13. Kraus, EM. "Down Syndrome and Care of the Syndromic Child". Chapter 15 in Hotaling A, et al. Ed. Pediatric Otolaryngology for the General Otolaryngologist, New York, Igaku-Shoin, 1996.
  14. Dawson DE, Kraus EM. Surviving Medical Malpractice for Otolaryngologists. Accepted for publication in the American Journal of Rhinology, June 2007
  15. Kraus EM, Shohet JA, Catalano PJ, et al. Envoy Esteem™ Totally Implantable Hearing System: I. Sensing and Driving, manuscript submitted for publication to Laryngoscope, April 2007.
  16. Dawson DE, Kraus EM: Survivor Medicine: Malpractice for Otolaryngologists. First Edition, Monograph, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation, 1-91, 2008.
  17. Kraus EM, Christopher JY. Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction Using the Kraus K-Helix Crown and Piston Middle Ear Prostheses.ORL-Head and Neck Nursing, 28(4), Fall 2010, 8-16.
  18. Kraus EM, Shohet JA, Catalano PJ. Hearing Results with the ESTEEM Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device: Phase II Trial-1Year Results. Otol Head Neck Surgery 2011;145(1):100-109.
  19. Glasscock ME, Kraus EM. The Lost Art of Medicine. ENT Today, Official Publication of the Triological Society 2011;Vol 6(Issue 8):22/27.
  20. Shohet, JA, Kraus EM, Catalano PJ. Profound High-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss Treatment with a Totally Implantable Hearing System. Otology Neurotol 2011;32:1428-1431.

Board of Medical Examiners for Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology - State of North Carolina

2011- 2016 - Physician Member to the B.O.E. SLPA

Board of Visitors, School of Health & Human Services, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

2016 - Member

FDA Investigations

1987-1990

1 of 15 Original U.S.A. Co-investigators participating in the Cochlear Corporation, Nucleus Multichannel Children's Cochlear Implant Research Protocols. The multicenter research effort led to F.D.A. approval of Nucleus multi channel cochlear implant for profoundly deaf children, ages 2-17, during the summer of 1990. The protocol was closed in 1990 after FDA approval.

1998 - 2008

First Generation Esteem Device - Protocol 0203, FDA IDE# G000321
Principal co-investigator participating in Envoy Medical Corporation, St. Paul, MN, Envoy Esteem™ Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device (TIMED) investigation for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss. Protocol and informed consent documentation reviewed and ratified by the Moses H. Cone Health System Institutional Review Board, September, 2001.

The protocol was amended and ratified by the IRB, November 11, 2003, March 9, 2004, January 11, 2005, September 12, 2005, July 11, 2006, January 9, 2007, December 9, 2008, and December 8, 2009. Twenty (20) of the seventy-two (72) US patients implanted to date were implanted by Dr. Kraus. The investigation was closed to accrual as of October 6, 2006. Data has been submitted to the U.S. FDA. The Envoy Esteem™ system was granted a European CE Mark, July, 2006.

2008-2009

Second Generation Esteem Device - Protocol 0204, FDA IDE# G070162

A second phase of the protocol, 0204, was approved by the Moses Cone Health System IRB on October
9, 2007, October 14, 2008, and October 13, 2009. The research begin during the first quarter of 2008. Twenty-three participants were implanted in Greensboro.

AAO-HNS Instruction Courses

  • 1988 Kraus EM, Rizer F. "Practical Aspects of Managing a Cochlear Implant Program in Private Practice."
    Presented in Washington, D.C., 1988.
  • 1989 Kraus EM, Rizer F. "Practical Aspects of Managing a Cochlear Implant Program in Private Practice."
    Presented in New Orleans, LA,1989.
  • 1990 Kraus EM, Kavanagh KT. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist". Presented in San Diego, CA, 1990.
  • 1991 Kraus EM, Kavanagh KT. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and
    Recommendations for Management". Presented in Kansas City, 1991.
  • 1992 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting Washington, D.C., September 16, 1992.
  • 1992 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the ORL Nurse: A New Perspective for Challenging
    Problems". Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck
    Nurses, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1992.
  • 1993 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 1993.
  • 1994 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA., Sept. 18, 1994.
  • 1995 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA., Sept. 18, 1995.
  • 1996 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.,Sept. 1996.
  • 1997 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 7-10, 1997.
  • 1998 Kraus EM. "Down Syndrome and the Otolaryngologist: Clinical Characteristics and Recommendations for Management". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 21, 1998.
  • 2004 Dawson DE, Kraus EM. "Survivor Medicine Malpractice: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". Course 2501-2 (two hours). Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, New York, NY, September 20, 2004.
  • 2005 Dawson DE, Kraus EM. "Survivor Medicine Malpractice: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". Special AAO-HNS Mini-Seminar (80 min.). Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 2005. Abstract printed in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2005, Aug;133 (Supp 1), p. 48.
  • 2005 Dawson DE, Kraus EM. "Survivor Medicine Malpractice: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". Course 3717-2 (two
    hours). Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, September 27, 2005.
  • 2006 Dawson DE, Kraus EM. "Survivor Medicine Malpractice: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". Course 3509-2 (two hours). Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Toronto, CN, September 19, 2006.
  • 2007 Dawson DE, Kraus EM. "Survivor Medicine Malpractice: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". 2 hour Course 3702-2. Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 18, 2007.
  • 2007 Glasscock ME, Kraus EM. "The Lost Art of Medicine". 1 hour Course 4617-1. Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 19, 2007.
  • 2008 Dawson DE, Kraus EM. "Survivor Medicine Malpractice: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". 2 hour Course, 2606-2.
    Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 22, 2008.
  • 2008 Glasscock ME, Kraus EM. "The Lost Art of Medicine". 1 hour Course 3608-1. Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., September 23, 2008.
  • 2009 Glasscock ME, Kraus EM. "The Lost Art of Medicine". 1 hour Course 1621-1. Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA., October 4, 2009, 1:45-2:45pm.
  • 2010 Glasscock ME, Kraus EM. "The Lost Art of Medicine". 1 hour Course, presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 27, 2010, 1:45-2:45pm.
  • 2011 Glasscock ME, Kraus EM. "The Lost Art of Medicine". 1 hour Course, presented (MEG) at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 2011.
  • 2012 Glasscock ME, Kraus EM. "The Lost Art of Medicine". 1 hour Course 2602-1, presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC., September 10, 2012. 1:45-2:45pm.
  • 2012 Seidman MD, Kraus EM. "Ossicular Reconstruction". 1 hour Course 4711-1, presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC., September 12, 2012, 2:30-3:30pm.
  • 2015 Seidman MD, Kraus EM. "Novel Ossicular Reconstruction Techniques". Presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, September 30, 2015, 8:45-9:45am.
  • 2017 Seidman MD, Kraus EM. "Novel Ossicular Reconstruction Techniques". To be presented at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2017.

Scientific Oral Presentations

  1. Factors Influencing Survival in Head and Neck Patients with Giant Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis. Presented at the Scientific Plenary Session, AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, 1981.
  2. Pulsed Doppler Measurement of Cochlear Blood Flow in Response to Dopamine, Histamine, N-Dipropyl Dopamine in the Anesthetized Cat: A Basis for Dopamine Treatment of Vascular Sudden Deafness. Presented at the Research Forum, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 1982.
  3. Hearing Results With Clothespin Ossiculoplasty: A Preliminary Report on the Kraus Modified Schuring Ossicle-Cup Prosthesis (K-PORP). Presented at the Scientific Plenary Session, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, September 16, 1992, Washington, D.C.
  4. Hearing Results With Clothespin Ossiculoplasty. Presented at the 1993 Harrill Lecture, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, June 26, 1993.
  5. Hearing Results With Clothespin Ossiculoplasty. Presented at the New Techniques in Tympanoplasty Course, Carolina Ear and Hearing Research Institute, May 19 1994.
  6. Moise AA (presenter), Chen DA, Kraus EM, Shohet JA, Maurer J, Garvin RM, Myers A, Mattson S. Pivotal Trial Preliminary Results of the Envoy Fully Implantable Hearing System. Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Monday, September 26, 2005, Scientific Session: Otology/Neurotology, 10:38am. Abstract printed in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2005, Aug;133(Suppl 1), p. 65.
  7. Kraus, EM, Shohet JA, Catalano PJ, et al. "Intraoperative Laser Doppler Velocimeter Measurement of Intact Ossicular Chain Motion Compared to Piezoelectric Ossicular Sensing and Driving During Implantation of the Esteem Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device (TIMED), presented at the American Triological Society Section Meeting, at the Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meetings (CSOM), San Diego, CA., April 29, 2007.
  8. Kraus, EM, Shohet JA, Catalano PJ, et al. "The Envoy Esteem™ Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device (TIMED) for Treatment of Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Device, Surgical Technique, Ossicular LDV Measurements, and US Pivotal Trial Status". presented at the "III Meeting Consensus on Auditory Implants", Marseille, France, June 15, 2007.
  9. Kraus, EM. "The Kraus K-Helix Prostheses for Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction", presented at Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, Dr. Cheng, ENT Resident Forum, June 20, 2009.
  10. Kraus, EM. "An Innovative Helix Prosthesis", presented at the 2nd. World Chinese Otolaryngology Conference, Macau, Saturday, 9:10 am, June 27,2009.
  11. Kraus EM. "Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction Using the Kraus K-Helix Crown Prosthesis and Glass Ionomer Cement, Incus-to-Stapes: Short Term Results". presented at the 27th. Politzer Society Meeting, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK, September 3, 2009.
  12. Kraus EM, Shohet JA, Catalano PJ. "Envoy Esteem® Totally Implantable Hearing System U.S. Pivotal Trial: 1 Year Results".presented at the 27th. Politzer Society Meeting, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK, September 5, 2009.
  13. Kraus EM. "Clinical Trials of the Envoy Esteem® Middle Ear Implant". Vail, Colorado - 2010 Ultimate Colorado Mid-Winter Meeting: An Otolaryngology Update & The Colorado Otology-Audiology Conference 2010, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Tuesday, January 26, 8:00 - 8:20 am.
  14. Kraus EM. "Using the Kraus K-Helix Crown Prosthesis and Glass Ionomer Cement, Incus-to-Stapes", Vail, Colorado - 2010 Ultimate Colorado Mid-Winter Meeting: An Otolaryngology Update & The Colorado Otology-Audiology Conference 2010, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 4:55 - 5:15 pm.
  15. Kraus, EM. "Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction Using the Kraus K-Helix Crown Prosthesis & Glass Ionomer Cement: Incus-to-Stapes". University of California-Irvine, Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, Beckman Laser Institute, Irvine, CA, April 14, 2010, 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
  16. Kraus, EM. "Hearing Results with the Envoy ESTEEM™ Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device", Orange County Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Society meeting, Irvine, CA, April 14, 2010, at 8:30pm - 9:30pm.
  17. Kraus EM, Shohet JA, Catalano PJ. Hearing Results with the ESTEEM Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device. presented the 2010 Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS, Boston, MA, Wednesday, September 29, 2010.
  18. Kraus EM. AAO-HNS Mini-Seminar, "Treating COM Conductive Hearing Loss: What Should We Do?", in conjunction with Ravi N. Samy, M.D., Nick Blevins, M.D., Lorne S. Parnes, M.D., and Brian Westerberg, M.D. presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS, Boston, MA, Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 10:30am - 11:50am.
  19. Kraus EM. "Ossicular Reconstruction Using the Kraus K-Helix Prostheses and Glass Ionomer Cement". presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting, Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology, Oklahome City, OK, May 19, 2012, 11:45am - 12:30pm.
  20. Kraus EM. "Envoy Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing Device". presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting, Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology, Oklahome City, OK, May 19, 2012, 1:15pm - 2:00pm.
  21. Kraus EM, Chandresekhar S. Meniere's Disease: Negotiating the Treatment Labyrinth. Presented at the Open Forum 2012, Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology (FIERO), Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, NY, July 27, 2012 at 12:45-1:40pm, and July 28, 2012 at 8:00-8:55am and 1:00-1:55pm.
  22. Kraus EM, Chandrasekhar, Glasscok ME, Smouha, Zeiders J. Conceptual Re-design: Can Ossicular Replacement Prostheses Match the Function of the Middle Ear? Presented at the Open Forum 2012, Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology (FIERO), Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, NY, July 27, 2012, Main Arena, 15:10-15:45pm.
  23. Shohet J, Kraus EM, Catalano P, Toh L. 5-Year Hearing Results for Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing System, presented by Jack Shohet, M.D., with co-authors Eric M. Kraus, M.D., Peter Catalano, M.D. and Liz Toh, M.D. Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Sunday, September 27, 2015, East Fork Room, KBH Convention Center, at 3:36-3:41pm.

Medical Course Presentations

  1. ENT Problems in Down Syndrome. Medical Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of the National Down Syndrome Congress, Memphis, TN, October 1991.
  2. ENT Concerns in the Child with Down Syndrome. Presented at "Current Concepts in Pediatric Allergy and Otolaryngology 1993". Children's Hospital and Health Center San Diego, CA, June 11-13, 1993.
  3. Current Therapy for Otitis Media. Presented at "Current Concepts in Pediatric Allergy and Otolaryngology 1993". Children's Hospital and Health Center San Diego, CA, June 11-13, 1993.
  4. ENT Concerns in the Child with Down Syndrome. Presented to the Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte, "Down Syndrome: New Horizons '94",Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC., October 22, 1994.
  5. Multi-drug Resistant Strep. Pneumococci: The Case Against Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Greensboro Nurse Practitioner-Physician Assistant Association, October 25, 1994.
  6. Multi-drug Resistant Strep. Pneumococci: The Case Against Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Community Lecture, Surgical Center of Greensboro, February 7, 1995.
  7. Multi-drug Resistant Strep. Pneumococci: The Case Against Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Nineteenth Midwinter Symposium on Practical Surgical Challenges in Otolaryngology, University of Illinois-Chicago, Snowmass, CO, February 20-24, 1995.
  8. Multi-channel Cochlear Implant Update 1995. The North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association 41st. Annual Convention, Greensboro, NC, April 7, 1995.
  9. ENT Concerns in Down Syndrome. The North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association 41st. Annual Convention, Greensboro, NC, April 7, 1995.
  10. Multi-drug Resistant Strep. Pneumococci: The Case Against Antibiotic Prophylaxis, The Fifteenth Annual James A. Harrill Lecture, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 21, 1995.
  11. Osteoradionecrosis of the Temporal Bone. The Fifteenth Annual James A. Harrill Lecture, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 22, 1995.
  12. Multi-drug Resistant Strep. Pneumococci: The Case Against Antibiotic Prophylaxis, 3rd. Dinner with the Ear Center Symposium, sponsored by Upjohn Company, Painted Plate, Greensboro, NC, May 4, 1995.
  13. ENT Concerns in Down Syndrome. Triangle Down Syndrome Society, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC., June 10, 1995.
  14. Multi-drug Resistant Strep. Pneumococci: The Case Against Antibiotic Prophylaxis, presented to the Guilford County Dental Society Meeting, Airport Marriott, Greensboro, NC, April 23. 1996.
  15. ENT Concerns in Down Syndrome. Otolaryngology Residents' Lecture, Department of Otolaryngology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC., January 8,1997.
  16. Clinical Strategies in Acute Sinusitis: Challenges of Resistance. Primary Care Physicians meeting, Fayetteville, NC, February 26, 1997.
  17. Clarion Cochlear Implant System, Inservice, Surgical Center of Greensboro, May 14, 1997.
  18. Multichannel Cochlear Implants. First Annual Spring Symposium, ENT Update for Primary Care Physicians, Sponsored by Southeastern ENT & Sinus Center, P.A. and Greensboro AHEC, Greensboro National, May, 1998.
  19. What's New in Otology. First Annual Spring Symposium, ENT Update for Primary Care Physicians, Sponsored by Southeastern ENT & Sinus Center, P.A. and Greensboro AHEC, Greensboro National, May, 1998.
  20. Multichannel Cochlear Implants: What's New?. HealthSouth Surgical Center of Greensboro, 1999 Medical Lecture Series, February 9, 1999.
  21. Multi-Drug Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Otitis Media. South Eastern Association for Clinical Microbiology (SEACM) North Carolina Spring 1999 Meeting, State Meeting, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, April 7, 1999.
  22. Pneumococcal Resistance in Pediatric Otolaryngology, 19th Annual James A. Harrill Lecture, Department of Otolaryngology, Wake Forest University, Laurel Learning Center, Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, Winston-Salem, NC, April 10, 1999.
  23. What's New in Otology. Second Annual Spring Symposium, ENT Update for Primary Care Physicians, Sponsored by Southeastern ENT & Sinus Center, P.A. ,Greensboro AHEC, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Grandover Resort, May 8, 1999.
  24. Antibiotic Resistance Update in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Second Annual Spring Symposium, ENT Update for Primary Care Physicians, Sponsored by Southeastern ENT & Sinus Center, P.A., Greensboro AHEC, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Grandover Resort, May 8, 1999.
  25. Modern Technology and Its Impact on Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Presented at HealthSouth ENT Physician Advisory Board Meeting, HealthSouth Corporate Headquarters, Birmingham, AL, May 20, 1999.
  26. Multi-Drug Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Otitis Media. Presented at the 13th. Annual Ambulatory Surgery Workshop, Greensboro, NC, November 6, 1999.
  27. Implantable Hearing Devices:State of the Art. Presented at Southeastern ENT & Sinus Center, P.A. staff in-service, Wednesday, April 17, 2002.
  28. Implantable Hearing Devices:State of the Art. Presented at The North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association, 48th. Annual Convention, Adam's Mark Winston Plaza, Winston-Salem, NC, Friday, April 19, 2002.
  29. Implantable Hearing Devices:State of the Art. Presented at the HealthSouth Surgical Center of Greensboro, 2002 Medical Lecture Series for the Community, Tuesday, May 14, 2002.
  30. Disaster Preparedness:The Role of Free-Standing Surgical Centers. Presented to the  Anesthesia Department, HealthSouth Surgical Center of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Wednesday, June 12, 2002.
  31. Disaster Preparedness:The Role of Free-Standing Surgical Centers. Presented to the Combined Surgery Department Monthly Meeting ,Moses Cone Hospital & Health System, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Wednesday, June 12, 2002
  32. Disaster Preparedness:The Role of Free-Standing Surgical Centers. Presented to the Moses H. Cone Health System ER Committee Monthly Meeting, Moses Cone Hospital & Health System, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Wednesday, August 28, 2002.
  33. Clarion Cochlear Implant Forum, Update on Cochlear Implants. Bright Audiology & Speech, Inc. and Advanced Bionics, Sanford, NC. Tuesday, March 11, 2003.
  34. Envoy System Clinical Trial in-service, HealthSouth Surgical Center of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, January 14, 2004
  35. ENT Concerns in Children with Down Syndrome: A Discussion for Parents. Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro, St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro, NC, May 2, 2004.
  36. Surgical Implantation of the Envoy System"Pocket Technique". St. Croix Medical, Inc., Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 9, 2004
  37. Disaster Preparedness:The Role of Free-Standing Surgical Centers. Presented to the Anesthesia Department, HealthSouth Surgical Center of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
  38. Sneezing, Wheezing & Earaches - The Truth about Common Childhood Illnesses. Community Lecture Series, The Women's Hospital of Greensboro, Moses Cone Health System, Monday, October 25, 2004.
  39. Cochlear Implants: 2005 Update. Presented to the Fifth Grade, B'nai Shalom Day School, Greensboro, NC, March 10, 2005
  40. Cochlear Implants: 2005 Update. Presented to the UNC-Greensboro, Department of Audiology, UNC-G Campus, March 16, 2005.
  41. A Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device (IMED): Emerging Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Presented at the Newton D. Fischer Society Meeting, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Otolaryngology, Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC, May 21, 2005.
  42. A Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device (IMED): Emerging Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Evolving Envoy Technique. Presented at the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) fall meeting, Moses H. Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC, September 12, 2005. (1.5 hours CME).
  43. BAHA Osseointegrated Hearing System. Presented at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Eastowne Building 700, Room 1547 to the NC State Health Plan and BCBS, Durham, NC, December 16, 2005.
  44. Cochlear Implants: State of the Art 2006. Presented to the Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation class, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Lisa Fox-Thomas, PhD, CCC-A professor, Ferguson Building, UNCG campus, Greensboro, NC, March 21, 2006.
  45. Emerging Surgical Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss: The Envoy 2000 Implant, an IMED. Combined Surgery Meeting, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC, April 12, 2006.
  46. Kraus Endohelix Prostheses: New Titanium Otologic Prostheses for Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction (EOR). SCA Surgical Center of Greensboro, Nursing In-service, July 9, 2008.
  47. Kraus K-Helix Prostheses for Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction. Accredited by the Greensboro AHEC, Surgeons' Course, Greensboro, NC, July 25, 2008.
  48. Cutting Edge Hearing Implant Technologies 2009. Greensboro Chapter of Hadassah, 32nd. Annual Big Gifts Dinner, Susan & Joe Nehmen, 402 Waycross Drive, Greensboro, NC, September 26, 2009.
  49. Kraus K-Helix Prosthesis, Incus-to-Stapes. Presented at the Lippy Fellows' Dinner, San Diego, CA, October 4, 2009.
  50. Envoy Esteem Clinical Trial 0204: 1 Year Results. Presented at the Lippy Fellows' Dinner, San Diego, CA, October 4, 2009.
  51. Kraus K-Helix Prostheses for Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction & Other Cutting Edge Hearing Technologies 2009. Presented at the Moses H. Cone Hospital, AORN Chapter 4315 meeting, Greensboro, NC, November 2, 2009.
  52. The Crisis of Physician Supply and the Myth of Health Care Reform, Presented at the Combined Surgical Services Meeting, Moses Cone Hospital, December 9, 2009.
  53. Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction Using the Kraus K-Helix Crown Prosthesis & Glass Ionomer Cement: Incus-to-Stapes. presentation to Grace Medical National Sales Team, Saturday, September 25, 2010.
  54. Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction Using the Kraus K-Helix Crown Prosthesis & Glass Ionomer Cement: Incus-to-Stapes, presented at the 34th. Annual SOHN Congress & Nursing Symposium (Society of Otorhinolaryngology & Head-Neck Nurses, Inc.), "Revoluntionary Practice in ORL Nursing", Boston, MA, Monday, September 27, 2010, 12:15 - 1:15 pm.
  55. What's New with Implantable Hearing Devices. SCA Surgical Center of Greensboro and Orthopedaeic Surgical Center. October 12, 2010, 7pm-9pm.
  56. Esteem and Maxum Implants: Beyond Hearing Aids - Before Cochlear Implants. April 8, 2011, 2:00 - 5:00pm. Stephanie Nance, Au.D., and Eric M. Kraus, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S., Oral Presentation: The North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association, Inc., 2011 Annual Speech & Hearing Convention, April 6-9, 2011, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC
  57. Endoskeletal Ossicular Reconstruction with K-Helix Prostheses: Long-term Results. presented at the Michael E. Glasscock III, MD Symposium in Otology & Neurotology, Sarratt Cinema, Nashville, TN, 11:00-11:20am, November 18-19, 2016.

Clinical Research Activities

  1. Medical Advisory Board, Envoy Medical Corp., Minneapolis, MN. Involved as principal clinical researcher for Envoy Esteem™ Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device (TIMED) for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss, IRB #01/98-483. Second acute patient implantation performed February, 1998.
  2. Completed Envoy Medical Corp's Surgeon's Certification Program and training for implantation of the Envoy® Totally Implantable Hearing System, Minneapolis, MN, December 4-5, 2003.
  3. First generation Envoy Esteem™ Totally Implantable Hearing System clinical research protocol, Phase II FDA study 0203, IRB #08/01-715, began January 1, 2004 to present. Implanted the first patient in the US with the updated Envoy 2000 implant, initiating the second part of the Phase II clinical study. The study was closed to accrual, October 6, 2006, with a total of 72 patients implanted in the US. Twenty of the patients were implanted by myself.
  4. Second generation Envoy Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing System clinical research protocol, Phase II FDA study 0204, IRB #10/07-1179, approved October 9, 2007. Began January 30, 2008 and completed on August 6, 2008. Twenty-three participants were implanted in Greensboro. Clinical data collection is in progress.

Physician Advisory Board Activities

  1. Member, ENT Physician Advisory Board, HealthSouth, Birmingham, AL. First meeting held May 19-20, 1999, Birmingham, AL, Mr. Patrick A. Foster, President and Chief Operating Officer Surgery Division, presiding. Term 1999-2001.
  2. Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Envoy Medical Corporation, St. Paul, MN., meeting held October 8-10, 2004.
  3. Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Envoy Medical Corporation, presented 3 hr. scientific presentation entitled "Evolving Surgical Technique for Envoy 2000 Implantation: Developing "Envoy" Technique, St. Paul, MN., July 9, 2005.
  4. A Totally Implantable Middle Ear Device (IMED): Emerging Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Evolving Envoy Technique. Presented at the Principal Investigators' Meeting, Envoy Medical Corporation, St. Paul, MN, August 6, 2005. Included 4 hours of temporal bone laboratory teaching.
  5. Meeting with Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, Envoy 2000 Investigational Trial, meeting with FDA Workgroup, Rockville, MD., April 19, 2006.
  6. Medical Advisory Board, Envoy Medical Corporation, presented scientific presentation entitled "EnvoyCem Incudoplasty", St. Paul, MN., January 21, 2007.
  7. Meeting with Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, Envoy Esteem™ Phase II Pivotal Trial, meeting with FDA Workgroup, Rockville, MD., January 25, 2007.
  8. Medical Advisory Board, Envoy Medical Corporation, St. Paul, MN., February 9-10, 2008.
  9. Meeting with Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, Envoy Esteem Phase II Pivotal Trial, meeting with FDA Workgroup, Rockville, MD, December 9, 2008.
  10. Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Envoy Medical Corporation, St. Paul, MN., meeting held October 1, 2009, San Diego, CA.
  11. Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Pre-FDA Panel Meeting, Envoy Medical Corporation, St. Paul, MN. December 5, 2009.
  12. Surgeon Presenter before the Food & Drug Administration ENT Device Advisory Panel Meeting, for Envoy ESTEEM® PMA P090018 panel approval, Gaithersburg, MD, December 18, 2009.
  13. Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Ototronix, LLC, Houston, TX, November 20, 2010.
  14. Retired voluntarily from the Envoy Medical Medical Advisory Board, December, 2010.
  15. Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Ototronix ,LLC, Houston, TX, April 13-14, 2012. On MAB 2010-2016.
  16. Re-joined, as a Member, Medical Advisory Board, Envoy Medical Corp, St. Paul, MN, October, 2012-2016.
  17. Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Envoy Medical Corp, St. Paul, MN, Oct 27-28, 2012-2016.

Senior Research Investigator Mentoring

  1. Senior investigator mentoring in OR for Envoy implant for Sam Levine, M.D., University of Minneapolis ORs, Minneapolis, MN, September 22, 2005.
  2. Senior investigator mentoring in OR for Envoy implant for Jack A. Shohet, M.D., Hoag Hospital OR, Newport Beach, CA, September 27, 2005.
  3. Senior investigator mentoring in OR for Envoy implant for B. Freigang, M.D., University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany (East Germany), October 24 & 25, 2005.
  4. Senior investigator mentoring in OR for Envoy implant for Peter J. Catalano, M.D., Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, November 4, 2005.
  5. Senior investigator mentoring in OR for Envoy implant for Moise A. Arriaga, M.D., Pittsburgh Ear Associates, P.C., Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA., November 29, 2005.
  6. Senior investigator mentoring scheduled in OR for Envoy implant for Dr. Jan Mauer, Koblenz, Germany, January 24, 2006 and Dr. Schroeder, Kassel, Germany on January 26, 2006.

Inventions

  1. Kraus Modified Schuring Ossicle Cup Prosthesis. (Clothespin Prosthesis) Developed in cooperation with and manufactured by the Smith & Nephew Richards, Inc., Memphis Tennessee, 1992-3.
  2. FindMeID® Identification System - Invented the FindMeID® bracelet, internet web site, and identification system for identifying persons having special needs.
  3. Kraus OR Cord Organizer System - Invented to organize multiple cords and electronic equipment used in the operating room. Developed in 2007.
  4. Kraus TM MicroCuts™ - Microsurgical instrument invented to facilitate the removal of the epithelial edge of a tympanic membrane perforation, without significantly enlarging the perforation, in preparation for myringoplasty or tympanoplasty. Completed in 2006 in cooperation with Medtronic-Xomed Corporation, Ms. Donna Kosmis:

    (1) Kraus TM Microcut, Model MC0270 - 90 degree Forceps
    (2) Kraus TM Microcut, Model MC 0271 - Forward-biting Forceps
    (3) Kraus TM Microcut, Model MC0272 - Backward-biting Forceps
  5. Kraus Endohelix Middle Ear Prostheses - Four titanium, middle ear prostheses invented to reconstruct the ossicular chain. Implant procedures begun in July, 2008. Licensed to Grace Medical Corporation, Memphis, TN.

    1. Kraus K-Helix Crown: for incus-to-stapes and malleus-to-stapes reconstruction
    2. Kraus K-Helix Piston: for incus-to-footplate and malleus-to-footplate reconstruction (mobile or fixed footplate)
    3. Kraus Twister Crown: for TM-to-stapes reconstruction, in development
    4. Kraus Twister Shoe: for TM-to-footplate reconstruction, in development
  6. Kraus Diamond Coated Otologic Picks - Julie I and Julie II

Grace Medical Corporation order reference numbers

The K-Helix Crown and K-Helix Piston are FDA cleared, CE Mark cleared, and available from Grace Medical, Inc.

  1. Kraus K-Helix Crown: Ref. = order #756-300
  2. Kraus K-Helix Piston: Ref. = order #757-300
  3. Dornhoffer Footplate shoe 0.6mm (to use with K-Helix Piston): Ref. = order # 636-060

Grace Medical Corporation
8500 Wolf Lake Drive Memphis, TN 38133 USA
Phone
866-472-2363
901-386-0990
Fax
901-386-0950
Web: www.gracemedical.com

U.S. Patents

  1. FindMeID® Identification Bracelet & System. U.S. Patent #6,510,988 B1 published on January 28, 2003. Int. Cl. G06K 7/01. US CL 235/382; 235/375; 235/380.

    U.S. Patent Abstract:
    "A system of identification for persons having special needs. The system includes an identification tag having a unique identifier for a wearer and a wearer resistant squeeze-and-turn buckle for associating the tag with the wearer having special needs. In the preferred embodiment, the system also includes a computerized system for identifying the persons having special needs."
  2. Method and apparatus for minimally invasive placement of sensing and driver assemblies to improve hearing loss. U.S. Patent #7,297,101, published November 20, 2007. Int. Cl. H04R 25/100, U.S. Cl. 600/25.

    U.S. Patent Abstract:
    "Methods and structures for placing sensing and driver assemblies in a middle ear of a patient are disclosed. Methods and structures according to various embodiments of the invention provide minimally invasive techniques and devices that facilitate placement of sensing/driver assemblies in a middle ear using a trans-canal implantation technique. Certain embodiments include placement of a longitudinal body through the ear canal for mounting in the middle ear, and for supporting a sensing/driving assembly subsequently coupled thereto.
  3. Ossicular Prosthesis Having Helical Coil. U.S. Patent #8,057,542 B2. Date of patent = November 15, 2011. Int. Cl. A6IF 2/18, H04R 25/00, U.S. Cl. 623/10; 600/25. Field of Classification Search 623/10; 600/39, 25.
  4. Ossicular Prosthesis Having Helical Coil. US Patent #8,506,628. Date = August 13, 2013.

U.S. Patent Abstract:
"An ossicular prosthesis includes a proximal end provide with an open conically helical coil for engaging a first ossicular structure, and a distal bell head, piston, or shoe for engaging a second ossicular structure. A connecting element extends there between the two to hold the helical coil structure which engages the second ossicular engagement sructure in a preferably fixed relationship. The helical coil defines a plurality of spaced apart adjacent windings, with open spaces between the windings. Each adjacent winding decreases in diameter from the proximal to distal end. The windings of the coil may be adjusted relative to each other in length or angle to fit the anatomy. Embodiments of the prosthesis are provided for use as a PORP and a TORP. In accord with a one method of use, the helical coil and optionally other portions of the prosthesis function as an armature or endoskeleton. A cement is provided over the prosthesis to reconstruct the eroded or missing ossicles.

 

U.S. Trademarks & Service Marks

  1. Idyon® - mark granted by United States Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office, April 3, 2001, U.S. Trademark Application Serial Number 76/064,887, International class 14.
  2. FindMeID® - mark granted by United States Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office, April 10, 2001, U.S. Trademark Application Serial Number 76/064,888, International class 14.

Community Activities

  • 1984 American Cancer Society - Medical Director and Founder of Head & Neck Oncology Laryngectomee Support Group, Greensboro Chapter.
  • 1985 Chairman, Professional III, United Arts Fund, United Arts Council of Greensboro, NC
  • 1985 President and Founder, Central North Carolina Hearing Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC
  • 1987 Board of Directors, B'nai Shalom Hebrew Day School, Greensboro, NC, Chairman Big Gifts Committee
  • 1987 Coordinator, Young Leadership Program, Greensboro Jewish Federation 1987-89
  • 1987 Physician Member, Institutional Review Board Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC, to present
  • 1988 Vice Chairman, Institutional Review Board, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC, to present
  • 1990 Board of Directors, Greensboro Jewish Federation
  • 1991 Co-Chairman, United Way of Greensboro, Physicians' Division
  • 1991 Greensboro Coordinator, Israel Bonds, 1991-1994
  • 1992 Board of Trustees, Greensboro Jewish Federation
  • 1994 Founder and Chairman, Maimonides Society of Greensboro,'94-'96
  • 1996 Leader, Greensboro Jewish Federation Family Mission to Israel
  • 1996 National Conference of Christians & Jews, Greensboro Chapter, 1996 Brotherhood Citation Dinner Committee, Honoring Barbara & Herman Cone, Jr.
  • 1997 Board of Trustees, Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro, NC, 3 year term
  • 1997 Executive Committee member, Greensboro Jewish Federation, 3 yrs.
  • 1997 Co-Chairman, Technology Committee, B'nai Shalom Day School, Greensboro, NC. Planned and installed computer network.
  • 1998 Assistant Co-Chairman, 1998 Men's Campaign, Greensboro Jewish Federation
  • 1999 Chairman, 1999 Men's Campaign, Greensboro Jewish Federation. Raised $1.5 million.
  • 2000 Established Emergency Medical Committee, Beth David Synagogue and Greensboro JewishFederation with implementation and installation of emergency medical kits and automated external defibrillators (AED's)
  • 2000 Board of Trustees, Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro, NC, elected to second 3 yr. Term completed May, 2002.
  • 2000 President, Board of Managers and Physician member (1 of 3), Board of Managers, HealthSouth Surgical Center of Greensboro, LLC., term served May 2000 to May 2002.
  • 2000 Established & coordinated "CPR + D Program", Beth David Synagogue and the Greensboro Jewish Federation. Maintain emergency medical equipment and automated external defibrillators. 2000 to present.
  • 2001 Mentor for Greensboro Jewish Federation Young Leadership Mentorship Program, Greensboro,NC.
  • 2001 Established and am Co-chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, American Hebrew Academy, a 9-12th. Grade Private Boarding School, Greensboro, NC. 2001 to 2006.
  • 2001 Researched and installed Infrared Sound System for the hearing impaired Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro, NC. and established the "Hear O'Israel" program for hearing impaired congregants.
  • 2005 Fund raiser on behalf of the University of Iowa Foundation. Raising funds for the University of Iowa, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Auditory Regeneration Laboratory Project, 2005-Present.
  • 2006 Member ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) Fund Committee, The ARC of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, to present.
  • 2006 Volunteer member, Ponseti International Association for the Advancement of Clubfoot Treatment, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Iowa City, IA, 2006 to present.
  • 2007 Member, Beth David Synagogue, Security Committee. to present.
  • 2007 Member, Business Advisory Board, Ponseti International Association for the Advancement of Clubfoot Treatment, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Iowa City, IA. Chairman, Mr. John .W. Buchanan, to present.
  • 2008 Board Member, Miracle Feet Global Foundation, Inc. A World-wide foundation established to help study and treat children born with club foot deformity.
  • 2009 Installed and updated (software) Zoll AED's at Beth David Synagogue and the Greensboro Jewish Federation, Greensboro, NC.
  • 2009 Lecturer, B'nai Shalom Day School, Middle School, SOAR: Innovation Education and Entrepreneurship Institute, scheduled September 18, 2009.
  • 2009 Main Speaker, 32nd. Greensboro Chapter of Hadassah, Annual Big Gifts Dinner, "Cutting Edge Hearing Implant Technologies 2009", Sue & Joe Nehmen residence, 402 Waycross Drive, Greensboro, NC, presented on September 26, 2009.
  • 2011-2016, Chairman, arcBARKS Advisory Committee, The ARC of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.
  • 2012 SOAR: Innovation, Education & Entrepreneurship Institute 2012. Lecture to B'nai Shalom Day School, Middle School, 5-25-12, 12:45 - 1:45 pm.
  • 2011-2016, Physician Member, NC Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists & Audiologists
  • 2016 Member, Board of Visitors, School of Health & Human Services, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Professional Affiliations

  • 1996 Candidate, American Triological Society
  • 1991 Member, Society of Neuroimaging
  • 1990 Fellow, Am. Academy Facial Plastic & Recon. Surgery
  • 1987 Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • 1983 Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • 1983 Guilford County Medical Society
  • 1983 North Carolina Society of Oto-H/N Surgery
  • 1983 North Carolina State Medical Society
  • 1983 American Medical Association
  • 1982 American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Associate Fellow
  • 1982 American College of Surgeons, Candidate Group
  • 1979 American Council of Otolaryngology
  • 1977 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
  • 1973 Sigma Xi, Research Society, Swarthmore College

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

  1. ACLS: (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) provider re-certification, March 15, 2014. Study and course arranged through Gate City Anesthesia, Greensboro, NC. (4 hours CME).
  2. PALS: (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) provider re-certification, March 25, 2017. Study and course arranged through Gate City Anesthesia, Greensboro, NC., (10.25 hours CME).

Foundations

Dr. Kraus established the Sleeping Baby Hearing Foundation (SBHF) in 2015 to promote early newborn hearing screening and early identification of hearing loss in babies around the world. Dr. Kraus and the SBHF have created an iOS app, the Sleeping Baby Hearing Test App, that is available free through the Apple App Store. The app permits mothers to screen their babies, ages 2wks. to 6 months, at home for possible hearing loss.

The SBHF is registered with the State of North Carolina. On October 14, 2015, the U.S. IRS granted 501c3 status to the SBHF and designated it as a public charity.

The SBHF hopes to partner with other foundations and industries to promote the early identification and treatment of hearing loss in children.

To learn more about the SBHF, Sleeping Baby Hearing Test App, and our work , please visit the SBHF web site by clicking here.

TED Talks

1. Dr. Kraus gave a TED Talk entitled "Hearing, Smart Phones & Empowerment". Presented at the TEDxGreensboro TED event, "The Future Regardless", Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC, May 8, 2014. Learn more at www.tedxgreensboro.com.

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Last revised March 26, 2017