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We are pleased to honor
Ira H. Kraus, DPM (’89)
as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year at the 2017 New York College of Podiatric Medicine’s annual Alumni Gala. Dr. Kraus earned his BA degree in Economics at Washington and Jefferson University and graduated from NYCPM in 1989. Throughout his educational career at NYCPM, Dr. Kraus was very involved with the College. His involvement earned him a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to the College and its Students from the Medical Student Council. After graduating, the New York native decided to pursue his surgical residency at NYCPM.

Dr. Kraus has continued his dedication and become affiliated with a number of professional associations, appointments, community activities and lectures. Currently the APMA President, he was elected to his first term as a member of the APMA Board of Trustees in 2006. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). As a member of the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association, he served in all elected positions and was its president from 2000–2002. He was the first person to be elected to the TPMA Board of Trustees for a two-year term and has lectured for both APMA and the AAPPM, primarily on practice management, coding, and insurance reimbursement issues. Dr. Kraus has also been committed to increasing both public awareness of and professional parity for podiatric physicians since 1990. He has been involved as a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association and participates in WRCB-TV’s monthly talk show, “Call the Doctor.”

Dr. Kraus has maintained a private practice in Chattanooga, TN and North Georgia for 26 years. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two young nieces. He may be contacted via e-mail at or via cell at 423-605-3668.


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    In Memoriam
    Jonathan Haber, DPM (’74)

    Jonathan Haber, DPM, a member of NYCPM’s Class of 1974, passed away on December 10 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Most recently Professor Emeritus of Surgical Sciences and Associate Dean for Special Academic Projects at NYCPM, Dr. Haber graduated from and served his residency at NYCPM, and remained at the college to train several generations of podiatric surgeons. In addition to his college activities, Dr. Haber served as the residency director for St. Barnabas Hospital in NJ, was a past chair of CPME, a past president of NBPME and maintained a private practice. Most recently, he was honored at the NYCPM Alumni Gala in late October with its Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. Following his family, which always came first, Dr. Haber's loves were podiatry, golf, wine and cigars. He will be greatly missed.

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