Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD

Duke University

Dr. Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Professor  Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Pathology and a faculty member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute in the Duke University School of Medicine. She is a practicing Rheumatologist with over 25 years’ experience in musculoskeletal research focusing on osteoarthritis. She trained at Brown University (ScB 1979), Duke University (MD 1982, PhD 1993) and Duke University School of Medicine (Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Rheumatology). Her career has focused on elucidating osteoarthritis pathogenesis and translational research into the discovery and validation of biomarkers for early osteoarthritis detection, prediction of progression, and monitoring of disease status. More recently she has focused on analyses of cartilage protein post-translational modifications as a means to quantify cartilage repair responses and to develop novel methods for cartilage regeneration. For work related to prevention of post-traumatic arthritis, she is a recipient of the 2015 Kappa Delta award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). She has also received an honorary PhD degree from the University of Tampere, Finland (2018), was elected to the Association of American Physicians (2019), and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI 2019). She served as the President of OARSI (2013-2015). In addition to OARSI, she is a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) and was formerly a member of the national board of directors of the Arthritis Foundation (AF).

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