D. Craig Brater, MD

D. Craig Brater, MD, is Vice President of Programs at both the Walther Cancer Foundation and the Regenstrief Foundation both of which are based in Indianapolis.  Dr. Brater served as the ninth dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine for 13 years before retiring from that position in 2013, at which time he was presented with the university’s highest honor, The University Medal, by IU President Michael McRobbie, for his visionary leadership.  He is a nationally known expert on the effects of diuretics and of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs on renal function.  Upon joining Indiana University in 1986, he established the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine. In 1990, Dr. Brater became chairman of the Department of Medicine, the largest department at Indiana University.  He serves as a board member of BioCrossroads, and is President of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.  He has also been a member of the United States Olympic Committee ethics committee and on the editorial board for the American Journal of Medicine, and serves on the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Brater received his BA degree in Chemistry and his MD from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Lifetime Award for Distinguished Service in Years of Health Advancement from the Indiana Public Health Foundation and the Oscar B. Hunter Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.