Summary

Michael Kraft is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Assistant Director of Pharmacy-Education and Research at the University of Mcihigan Hospitals and Health Center.  Dr. Kraft earned his PharmD from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and then completed a specialty residency in critical care and nutrition support at the University of Tennessee at Memphis before returning to U-M as a faculty member.   

Professor Kraft supports the missions of the College of Pharmacy and the University through his efforts in service, education, and research. He provides didactic education on several topics, including fluids and electrolyte disorders, acid-base disorders, and parenteral nutrition support. He presents regularly at local, regional, and national conferences on  parenteral nutrition and nutrition support, postoperative ileus, and professional development. He is a board certified nutrition support pharmacist. 

Professor Kraft is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Michigan Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Michigan Pharmacists Association, and has held many leadership positions within these organizations.  

Research Interests

  • Parenteral nutrition and nutrition support

  • Postoperative ileus

  • Professional development

  • Information technology in education and clinical practice

  • Practice model changes and integration of students

Awards

  • 2017 Nominated for the ASPEN Board of Directors (not selected), American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • 2016 ISMP Cheers Award (awarded to ASPEN PN Safety Committee), Institute for Safe Medication Practices
  • 2017 ASPEN Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • 2015 ASPEN Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Selected Publications

  • Marini BL, Funk K, Kraft MD, Fong JM, Naanos R, Stout SM, Wagner D. The Effects of an Informational Video on Patient Knowledge, Satisfaction, and Compliance with Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: A Pilot Study. J Patient Educ Couns. (submitted)

  • Walker PC, Kraft MD, Kinsey KS, van Kampen A, Perez M, Okeagu U, Boateng A, Mason NA. Making Student Pharmacists Indispensable: The Added Value of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Students to Patient Care. (in preparation)

  • Ukleja A, Freeman KL, Gilbert K, Kochevar M, Kraft MD, Russell MK, Shuster MH, Task Force on Standards for Nutrition Support: Adult Hospitalized Patients, and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Board of Directors. Standards for Nutrition Support: Adult Hospitalized Patients. Nutr Clin Pract. 2010;25:403-14.

  • Kraft MD, Btaiche IF, Sacks GS. Review of the Refeeding Syndrome. Nutr Clin Pract. 2005; 20:625-33.

  • Kraft MD, Btaiche IF, Sacks GS, Kudsk KA. Treatment of Electrolyte Disorders in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62:1663-82.