Andrew S. Kraft, MD

  • Professor, Medicine
  • Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research, UA College of Medicine
  • Research Member, Therapeutic Development Program, UArizona Cancer Center
  • Sydney E. Salmon Endowed Chair, University of Arizona

Andrew S. Kraft, MD, is the Sydney E. Salmon endowed chair and director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Kraft also also serves as associate vice president for oncology programs for the UA Health Sciences Center; professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine’s hematology/oncology section; and senior associate dean for translational research in the College of Medicine. Dr. Kraft also will be director of the $100 million UA Cancer Center in downtown Phoenix, scheduled for completion by September 2015. He will appoint a deputy director to serve at the Phoenix center full-time. Dr. Kraft received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and did his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He then served as a research assistant and then as a clinical staff fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). After 13 years with the University of Alabama – Birmingham, he spent eight years at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, before being recruited to the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. Dr. Kraft led the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina to become an NCI-designated cancer center with more than $42 million of annual research projects. He and his wife Katharine, a retired social worker, have three adult children living in the Denver area, near San Francisco and in Minneapolis. For 40 years, Dr. Kraft has enjoyed spending his free time as a sculptor, creating what he calls anthropomorphic statues, and life-size heads made in clay. He then casts them in various media, such as plaster or cement, or sends them to a foundry to be cast in bronze.

Research Interests: 
  • Genetic biomarkers in prostate cancer
  • The role of multiple protein kinases and signal transduction pathways in regulating tumor growth

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  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Internal Medicine