Michael (Mike) Kraft is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Assistant Director-Education and Professional Development in the Department of Pharmacy Services at Michigan Medicine.  He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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.  He returned to the University of Michigan and been there for the past 22+ years.

In his academic role, Dr. Kraft supports the missions of the College of Pharmacy and the University through his efforts in service, education, and research. He provides education in the didactic and experiential settings to pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and other students, residents, and healthcare professionals on various topics, in particular career and professional development topics and parenteral nutrition therapy.  In his role as Assistant Director-Education & Research, he has been involved in oversight and improvements in the recruiting, on-boarding and training of new employees; oversight of the Research Pharmacy (Investigational Drug Service); oversight of department educational and professional development efforts; oversight of the pharmacy internship program; oversight of residency training/residency coordinator; oversight, expansion and improvements in experiential education opportunities for pharmacy students; and oversight of the department parenteral nutrition process.  His research areas of interest include nutrition support; parenteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition safety; educational, clinical, and safety applications of informatics and information technology; integration of pharmacy students into practice; and surgery and critical care topics.  He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and he regularly makes presentations at local, regional, and national conferences.  He is also a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist. 

Dr. Kraft is an active leader in several professional associations, including the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), the Michigan Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (MSPEN), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), and he has held several leadership positions in these organizations.  He has been recognized by his colleagues with several awards and recognitions for his efforts, dedication and accomplishments with ASPEN, including the ASPEN Stanley Serlick Award, the ASPEN Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist Award, and the ASPEN Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award.  He was also named a Fellow of ASPEN (FASPEN). He has received the College of Pharmacy Teaching Appreciation Award three times, and he has been nominated for the College of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award four times.

Research Interests

  • Parenteral nutrition and nutrition support

  • Parenteral nutrition safety

  • Professional development

  • Information technology in education and clinical practice

  • Practice model changes and integration of students


  • 2023 Stanley Serlick Award, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • 2021 Fellow of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (FASPEN), American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • 2017 Nominated for the ASPEN Board of Directors (not selected), American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • 2017 ASPEN Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • 2016 ISMP Cheers Award (awarded to ASPEN PN Safety Committee), Institute for Safe Medication Practices
  • 2015 ASPEN Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Selected Publications

  • Beechinor RJ, Eche IM, Edmonds N, Mordino J, Serafin H, Roller L, Spracklin T, Hayes G, Hamby A, Mediwala KN, Armstrong DL, Rogers ML, Baje MA, Lee HS, Lee KC, Lepkpowsky M, Li F, Morris M, Quan RJ, Yamamoto C, Ohler KH, Kraft MD, Starosta K, Parker T, Poole P. Perceptions of a virtual interview process for pharmacy residents during the COVID-19 pandemic: A multisite survey of residency candidates, preceptors, and residency program directors. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2022; published online May 8, 2022.

  • Kraft MD, Tucker AM, Durfee SM, Jones T, Guenter P, Banko DE, Ayers P, Boullata J, Raymond E, Sacks GS. Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing and Order Review Safety Study: The Need for Pharmacist Intervention. Nutr Clin Pract 2021; 36:480-8. First published online December 4, 2020.

  • Worthington P, Gura KM, Kraft MD, Nishikawa R, Guenter P, Sacks GS. Update on the Use of Filters for Parenteral Nutrition: An ASPEN Position Paper. Nutr Clin Pract 2020; published online October 22, 2020.

  • Lashinsky JN, Suhajda JK, Pleva MR, Kraft MD. Use of integrated clinical decision support tools to manage parenteral nutrition ordering: Experience from an academic medical center. Nutr Clin Pract 2020; published online February 21, 2020.

  • Vanek VW, Ayers P, Kraft M, Bouche JM, Do VT, Durham CW, Guenter P, Hoggle L, Kent S, Molinar LS, Plogsted SW, Poehls JM, Turner P, Van Way III C, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. A Call to Action for Optimizing the Electronic Health Record in the Parenteral Nutrition Workflow. Nutr Clin Pract 2018; 33:e1-e21 (First published online July 25, 2018). DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10095. (Jointly published in: Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2018; 75:1400-20 and J Acad Nutr Diet 2018; 118:1506-25).

  • Scherkenbach LA, Kraft MD, Stout SM, Dorsch MP, Chen X, Tran HD, Pleva MR. Impact of an intravenous magnesium shortage on potassium doses in adult surgical patients receiving parenteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2016; 40:688-92 (first published online February 5, 2015). DOI: 10.1177/0148607115571752.

  • Vanek VW, Ayers P, Charney P, Kraft M, Mitchell R, Plogsted S, Soden J, Van Way CW 3rd, Wessel J, Winter J, Kent S, Turner P, Bouche J, Quirk D, Seidner DL. Follow-up Survey on Functionality of Nutrition Documentation and Ordering Nutrition Therapy in Currently Available Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems. Nutr Clin Pract 2016; 31:401-15. DOI: 10.1177/0884533616629619.

  • Guenter P, Boullata JI, Ayers P, Gervasio J, Malone A, Raymond E, Holcombe B, Kraft M, Sacks G, Seres D, and the Parenteral Nutrition Safety Task Force, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Standardized Competencies for Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Model. Nutr Clin Pract 2015; 30:570-6. DOI: 10.1177/0884533615591167.

  • Kraft MD*. Phosphorus and Calcium: A Review for the Adult Nutrition Support Clinician. Nutr Clin Pract 2015; 30:21-33. DOI: 10.1177/0884533614565251.

  • Ayers P, Adams S, Boullata J, Gervasio J, Holcombe B, Kraft MD, Marshall N, Neal A, Sacks G, Seres DS, Worthington P. A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Safety Consensus Recommendations. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2014; 38:296-333. (first published online Nov 26, 2013).DOI: 10.1177/0148607113511992.

  • 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. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2015; 7:47-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2014.09.001.

  • 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. Patient Educ Couns 2014; 96:264-7. DOI:

  • 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.