Colleen Kraft bio

​C​olleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP

2019 Immediate Past President

Colleen A. Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP, is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) after serving her term as the 2018 AAP president.

Her background includes work in primary care pediatrics, pediatric education, and health care financing. Dr. Kraft received her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Kraft was President of the Virginia Chapter of the AAP from 2006-2008, and was best known for working with the Legislature to improve Medicaid payment rates for pediatric services. Dr. Kraft’s work in early childhood and population health seeks to translate the goals of health equity into medical practice. As President of the AAP, Dr. Kraft focused on advancing child health through the practice of pediatrics.