Virginia Byers Kraus
Dr. Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. She is a practicing Rheumatologist with over 20 years experience in musculoskeletal research focusing on osteoarthritis. She completed a BSc degree from Brown University (1979), MD (1982) and PhD (1993) degrees from Duke University, and Residency and Fellowship (Rheumatology) in the Duke School of Medicine. She is an adjunct Professor of Pathology and an adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery. 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. She is a long-time member of the Orthopaedic Research Society and American College of Rheumatology, and from 2103-2015 the President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (2013-15). She is a member of the national board of directors of the Arthritis Foundation. She is the recipient of the 2015 Kappa Delta award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Research Society for work related to prevention of post-traumatic arthritis.