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Dr. Kravitz graduated summa cum laude from Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania) with a baccalaureate in science, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. He worked as a research associate in pharmaceutical development and volunteered in his local community as an EMT before enrolling at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he graduated in the top quartile of his class with his Doctor of Medicine in 2005. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University in 2008. He further trained at the Medical University of South Carolina where he completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine in 2011. He and his family moved to Knoxville in the summer of 2011 to start his practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine with UPCC.
During his educational and training careers, Dr. Kravitz developed specific interests in caring for patients with chronic lung disease including interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary infections, pleural disease, and those suffering from critical illness. He has published articles in major journals relating to interstitial lung disease and pulmonary infections. While a fellow presenting at the American Thoracic Society annual conference, he was recognized with an abstract award for excellence in sarcoidosis research by the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. In 2013, he gave a medical grand rounds lecture in ILD to the Graduate School of Medicine at UTMCK. Within UTMCK, he serves on the formulary and antimicrobial stewardship committees, which help ensure the proper use of medicines at the hospital. As a clinical assistant faculty member of the Graduate School of Medicine at UTMCK, he enjoys teaching future internists and pulmonary specialists. His areas of educational interest include general pulmonary and critical care medicine, and the use of bedside ultrasound in the management of patients with pulmonary disease and critical illness.
Dr. Kravitz maintains ABIM board certification in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. He is an active member of the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society.