Kate H. Kraft, M.D., an associate professor and residency program director in the Department of Urology, is recipient of the Program Director Excellence Award, which recognizes a residency or fellowship program director who has had a significant impact by optimizing the quality of education in a training program, enhancing the residency/fellowship experience for trainees, helping individuals to reach their greatest potential, and/or enhancing graduate medical education at institutional levels (Michigan Medicine inpatient and outpatient experiences and/or VA Hospital system).
Kraft has proven to be an exceptional leader and innovator for the urology residency program, and an attentive educator. She promotes the growth and development of residents at both a personal and professional level.
Her nominators wrote: She is reputed to be one of the most dependable and trusted young leaders in our field. She has done an outstanding job in stewarding and growing our nationally recognized urology residency program. She has continued to recruit the highest-caliber medical students to our program and kept the faculty and trainees focused on our historical mission of Michigan Urology being the educational leader in improving the field of urology. Under her leadership, our annual program evaluations have been flawless. Rather than maintaining a status quo, she has constantly sought innovative ways to improve the quality of education. She has been most appreciated by faculty and trainees for her day-to-day personal examples of integrity, excellence, and kindness. She is a true role model in how to pursue excellence in both professional and personal lives. She is passionate about achieving excellence in life, and she aspires to translate this passion by being a consummate educator at all levels of leadership.