About Dr. Kraus
Dr. Ira Kraus was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has made his home in the Ringgold, Georgia area for the past 20 years. He recently has embarked on a personal journey for better health. Since June 1, 2009 he has lost 73 of his goal of 130 pounds. He works out daily and has developed a new love for road biking. He is an avid bowler, enjoys swimming, surfing the net and playing with Savannah his yellow Labrador retriever. He is a very active supporter of various children Recreational Sports and school events as local professional bowlers.
Dr Kraus attended Washington and Jefferson University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1985. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, New York with his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1989. Dr. Kraus completed his Podiatric Surgical Residency through the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City. He has obtained Board Certified Status with the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons. He is a member of both the American Podiatric Medical Association as well as the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association. He is a Fellow with the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.
Dr. Kraus joined the practice of Advanced Foot Care in 1990. He is currently the Managing Partner for the practice. He is licensed to practice Podiatric Medicine in Georgia, Tennessee, New York, Florida and Indiana. Dr. Kraus is a current member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and is past President of the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association. Dr Kraus is a member of the APMA Board of Trustess. There are only 13 members nationwide. He is very active in areas that are shaping the future of Podiatric Medicine on both the local and national levels. In 2009 he received the Kennsion award from the American Podiatric Medical Students Association. This is the highest award that they give to a practicing podiatric Physician who has done the most for the advancement of Podiatric Medical Students. He has been voted as one of the top 150 most influential Podiatrists in the United States every year since 1999. He is an active supporter of the local American Diabetes Association and is currently on their Board Of Directors.
Dr. Kraus is a regular speaker on the local talk show, “Call the Doctor” which airs on WRCB. He frequently lectures at local meetings and for area facilities. He is currently involved with the training of Podiatric Medical Assistants who are obtaining their x-ray certification in Tennessee.
Dr. Kraus is a dynamic practitioner who is concerned with all aspects of patient care. He has fallen in love with the Greater Chattanooga area and its people and considers it a privilege to be able to provide quality Podiatric care to the people of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area.