Bryan D. Kraft, MD – Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU)

Bryan D. Kraft, MD
Bryan D. Kraft, MD

I am pleased to announce that Bryan D. Kraft, MD has been named the new Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU) for Washington University School of Medicine. An experienced pulmonologist and NIH-funded investigator, Kraft joins the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine, bringing an extensive research background with numerous clinical and translational studies in sepsis, pneumonia, COVID-19, acute respiratory distress syndrome, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

As MICU Director, Kraft will oversee the two adjoining medical intensive care units on the south campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, totaling approximately 34 beds. Services and technologies routinely applied in the MICU include mechanical ventilation, prone ventilation, hemodialysis, vasopressor and inotropic support, and noninvasive and invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Kraft will lead management of the MICU and will serve as liaison with Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Kraft joins us from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he most recently served as Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine residency, a Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine fellowship, and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine fellowship at Duke University Medical Center and joined the Duke faculty in 2013. Kraft is a native of Nashville, TN and received his bachelor’s degree in biology at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN.

Kraft will start in his new role September 20, 2021. “We are excited to have Dr. Kraft in the role of Director of the MICU,” comments Michael J. Holtzman, MD, Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Selman and Herman Seldin Professor of Medicine. “Dr. Kraft brings a depth of experience and expertise to this position and we look forward to his contributions to our team. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Kraft to the Department of Medicine and his new role within the division.”

In his free time, Dr. Kraft enjoys biking, hiking, spending time with his wife and three children, collecting shot glasses (now up to 197), Duke Basketball, and playing blues and classical guitar.

Shelley Brinker, MBA, BSN, RN,
Director of Research/Business Admin.