Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative
Campus mail 300 N Duke St, Carmichael Building Room 15-205, Durham, NC 27701-2047
Phone (919) 681-6652
Email address kraus004@duke.edu

My special area of expertise is as a clinician scientist investigating osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease in man and its incidence increases with age. It is a problem of increasing concern to the medical community due to the increasing longevity of the population. Trained as a molecular biologist and a Rheumatologist, I endeavor to study this disease from bedside to bench.

The work in this laboratory focuses on osteoarthritis and deals with the mechanisms of joint damage, and the discovery, validation and qualification of novel biochemical and genetic biomarkers for minimally invasive means of diagnosing disease, for predicting progression of disease, and for monitoring disease progression and response to therapy.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1989
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1983 - 1986
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1993
  • M.D., Duke University, 1982

Publications

Kraus, VB, Baraniuk, JN, Hill, GB, and Allen, NB. "Ureaplasma urealyticum septic arthritis in hypogammaglobulinemia." J Rheumatol 15, no. 2 (February 1988): 369-371.

PMID
3361546
Scholars@Duke

Kraus, VB, Fulkerson, WJ, Gowen, MA, and Samuelson, WM. "Straw lung." N Engl J Med 312, no. 14 (April 4, 1985): 924-. (Letter)

PMID
3974679
Scholars@Duke

Kraus, VMB, Dasheiff, RM, Fanelli, RJ, and McNamara, JO. "Benzodiazepine receptor declines in hippocampal formation following limbic seizures." Brain Research 277, no. 2 (1983): 305-309.

PMID
6315144
Scholars@Duke

Little, D, Wu, CL, Jain, D, McNeill, J, Anderson, J, Huebner, J, Rodriguiz, R, Wetsel, W, Kraus, V, and Guilak, F. "Omega-3 Fatty Acids Mitigate Obesity-induced Osteoarthritis And Accelerate Wound Repair." Orthopedic Research Society. New Orleans, LA. 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Kraus, VB. "Rare Osteoarthritis: Ochronosis and Kashin-Beck Disease." Rheumatology, 6th edition, Ed. MC Hochberg, AJ Silman, JS Smolen, ME Weinblatt, MH Weisman (Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia). 2014;Chapter 185:1536-1540..

Scholars@Duke

Yin, Z, Fei, Z, Qiu, C, Brasher, MS, Kraus, VB, Zhao, W, Shi, X, and Zeng, Y. "Dietary diversity and cognitive function among elderly people: A population-based study (Published online)." The journal of nutrition, health & aging.

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