Dr. Ira Kraus

Dr. Ira Kraus


Reconstructive Surgery
Revisional Surgery

Dr. Ira Kraus is currently the Treasurer of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has been a member of the APMA Board of Trustees since March 2006. He graduated from the Washington and Jefferson College in 1985 and attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. For the last 22 years, he has been in private practice in Chattanooga, TN and North GA, serving patients of Advanced Footcare Centers and Village Podiatry.

Dr. Kraus is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Podiatric Practice Management Association (AAPPM). He is Chief Managing partner to a 5 physician, 6 office pediatric group, and has served the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association in all elected positions including president from 2000-2002. He was the first person to be elected for a two-year term. In addition to his expertise as a board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Kraus holds a B.A. in Economics, and has lectured nationally on practice management and billing and coding for many years.

Dr. Kraus is committed to increasing both public awareness and professional parity for podiatric physicians. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.


  • B.A. – Economics, Washington and Jefferson University, Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate – New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York
  • Internships – Liberty Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Pacific Coast Community Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Surgical Training

  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Affiliated Residency Program
    New York, New York


  • Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery


  • Advanced Foot Care, LLP: Podiatric Physician and Surgeon, Private Practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

  • East Ridge Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital
  • North Park Hospital
  • Erlanger Hospital
  • Vencor Medical Center
  • Park Ridge Medical Center
  • Bradley Memorial
  • Cleveland Community

Past and Present Professional Memberships

  • Member, APMA Membership Committee
  • Member, APMA Physicians Recovery Network
  • Delegate/President APMPA
  • Alternate Delegate, APMA National from Tennessee
  • Treasurer, Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association
  • Vice President, Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association
  • Present Elect – Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association
  • President, Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association
  • Delegate, APMA National from Tennessee
  • Member, APMA Coding Committee
  • PIAC representative, Tennessee Pediatric Medical
  • Past President, Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association
  • Board of Directors, Fund for Podiatric Medical Education
  • Member, APMA Resolutions Committee
  • Member, APMA Health Systems Committee
  • Member, APMA Scholarship Committee
  • Member, Board of Trustees, APMA
  • Member, Development Committee, APMA
  • Liaison, CPME for APMA BOT
  • Liaison, Young Members Committee
  • Chair, Policy Oversight Committee
  • Member, APMA Membership Committee
  • Member, APMA CAC subcommittee
  • Co-Chair APMA Coding Committee
  • Board Liaison, APMA Coding Committee
  • Member, APMA Durable Medical Equipment Subcommittee