William E. Kraus, M.D.

Kraus-100x118Dr. Bill Kraus, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Duke Institute of Molecular Physiology.  He is a clinician scientist with research interests in the use of exercise for favorable mediation of cardiometabolic risk; in the role of skeletal muscle adaptations in mediating that risk; and in the study of how we can use a better understanding of gene-environment interactions to focus preventive measures in cardiovascular medicine.  Dr. Kraus’ clinical focus is in the areas of cardiovascular prevention with a focus on lifestyle modification, and in cardiac rehabilitation.  He was the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Duke 1994-2014 and served as the Director of Duke’s Center for Living, an outpatient lifestyle prevention center, from 1996 to 1999.  He currently runs a cardiovascular prevention clinic that is focused on combining lifestyle and medical interventions to address issues associated with cardiometabolic risk.  He is the author of over 250 peer reviewed publications and 200 abstracts.