Donald E. Craven, MD

Donald E. Craven

Title: Professor of Medicine
Company: Tufts University
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States

Donald E. Craven, MD, Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of health care and higher education.

Drawing upon more than four decades of professional experience, Dr. Craven is a distinguished medical educator who has been serving as a professor of medicine at Tufts University and the chairman of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Prevention at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center since 2001. Prior to these illustrious roles, he was the professor of medicine, microbiology, epidemiology and biostatistics at Boston University from 1989 to 2001. Alongside this appointment, he also served Boston City Hospital in multiple capacities, including as director of the AIDS Program, associate director of medicine, director of AIDS Public Health, and hospital epidemiologist. Previously serving Boston University as an associate and assistant professor in the School of Medicine in the 1970s and 1980s, he commenced his career as a research associate and senior surgeon with the U.S. Public Health Service and a research associate with the National Institutes of Health Bureau of Biologics from 1976 to 1979.

To prepare for his career, Dr. Craven pursued formal education at Wesleyan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1970. He subsequently attended Albany Medical College, receiving a Doctor of Medicine the same year. Thereafter, he completed a residency and fellowship at the Royal Victoria Hospital with McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, having subsequently completed an additional fellowship in infectious diseases at Boston University.

Dr. Craven has contributed 200 articles on hospital epidemiology and AIDS to medical journals throughout the duration of his career. Alongside his primary endeavors, he has also served multiple committees and institutions in a number of positions, such as on the advisory committee for the Hospital Infection Control Practices in the early 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control in 1991, and the advisory board for the AIDS Action Committee from 1988 to 1990. Likewise, he was involved with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, from 1979 to 1988.

To remain aware of recent developments within the industry, Dr. Craven has maintained affiliation with the Society of Health Care Epidemiologists, where he served as president in 1993, and the Massachusetts Hospital Association, where he served on the advisory board for AIDS from 1988 to 1993. Notably, he was a leading physician during the inception of the AIDS epidemic in 1979, having had the privilege of working on one of the first cases of AIDS during that time. He has also maintained fellowships with the American College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Craven has accrued numerous accolades over the years. The recipient of the Governor Recognition Award for AIDS Research in 1987, he was named one of America’s Top Doctors and was listed among the Best Doctors of America for 18 consecutive years. Notably, he was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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