Dara L. KraitchmanMS, PhD, VMD, FACC
Dr. Dara Kraitchman is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. Her research focuses on non-invasive imaging and minimally invasive treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Kraitchman serves as the Cardiovascular Interventional Section Head within the department. Dr. Kraitchman is also co-Director of the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy (CIGAT), which provides state-of-the-art imaging and minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic options for pets as well as veterinary clinical trials.
The Kraitchman lab developed the first technique to provide radiopaque labeling of stem cells for x-ray fluoroscopic delivery and CT imaging of stem cell persistence for cardiac and peripheral arterial disease applications.
Dr. Kraitchman received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She earned her M.S.E. and Ph.D. in bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania. She also completed her V.M.D. in veterinary medicine from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kraitchman joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1996.