Monica Kraft

Monica Kraft, MD

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

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About Me

I’m a physician who specializes in allergy and immunology, and I’m also a board certified pediatrician. I see adults and children with a variety of diseases ranging from environmental, food and medication allergies to asthma, skin disorders and immune system problems. I enjoy helping patients identify and manage multiple types of allergies, including food allergies, medication allergies and environmental allergies (allergic rhinitis). I’m also interested in treating allergic skin reactions such as eczema and chronic hives in addition to immune system problems such as recurrent infections.

Our immune system is an incredible and sometimes underappreciated part of the human body! I help patients whose immune systems are misbehaving. This may come in the form of an over-reaction (hypersensitivity or allergy) to the environment, foods, insects and medication, or underperforming such as in immunodeficiency. I work with my patients to understand when certain allergy tests can be useful and when they aren’t, and find ways to manage these conditions with both medication and non-medication therapies.

By working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I feel incredibly fortunate to be joining the team that helped train me in a department with a national reputation for excellence. From the providers who are field experts and incredible educators, to the nurses, clinical and administrative staff who ensure the department runs smoothly, it’s truly the people who make this institution great. As a new faculty member, I’m excited to become more involved with the medical center and the Ohio State College of Medicine, particularly with the Allergy Immunology Fellowship and opportunities to teach medical students, residents and fellows.

When I attended medical school, I participated in clinical research projects and learned from wonderful mentors. Going forward, I’m interested in conducting more research on how allergy tests are being used and perceived for conditions such as food allergy. So far, this has included surveying patients and caregivers about their perceptions of oral food challenges and reviewing ordering practices for blood allergy tests among allergists and community providers. I have also presented and published in areas such as quality improvement as well as immunodeficiency disorders.

In my free time, my husband and I love exploring new restaurants and metro parks in the Columbus area and cheering on our alma mater, Notre Dame. I also enjoy running and completed my first marathon in 2019. I especially love to travel, my last trip before the pandemic was to Australia to visit my sister who lives in Melbourne and I hope to return in the future.
Highlights
  • Received a medical student teaching award for clinical teaching on the inpatient wards
  • Previously a co-investigator on a $40,000 intramural grant for research on food allergy skin testing after anaphylaxis at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Served as the regional (Midwest) representative for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Fellow-in-Training (FIT) section

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Asthma
  • Otolaryngology
  • Sinusitis
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases
  • Angioedema
  • Food Hypersensitivity
  • Urticaria
  • Spirometry
  • Skin Tests
  • Drug Hypersensitivity
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Skin Diseases
  • Conjunctivitis, Allergic
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Immune System Diseases
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Immunologic Tests
  • Immunotherapy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Allergy and Immunology

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
MD
8/16/2012 - 5/9/2016

Residency

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2019 - 6/30/2021

Academic Information

My Department

Otolaryngology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Kraft has reported no relationships with companies or entities.