Monica Kraft

Monica Kraft, MD

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 37 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 16 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-366-3687

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

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

37 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5.0 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

    She was thorough yet efficient. Very friendly. I felt like I mattered a lot to her. Great patient centered care techniques.

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

    Made sure that I knew everything about what was going on with what I am dealing with and on how to handled it.

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

    Dr. Kraft is great with listening to all of my questions and being as thorough in answering my questions as I am in asking them.

  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

    My care provider was excellent. I felt respected and listened to. She explained things very clearly and told me what next steps would be.

  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

    Staff & doctor professional, courteous.

  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2022

    She was great! I came in for potential (but honestly unlikely) food allergy testing and was willing to let me pick and chose what I wanted to be tested for despite the large likelihood that my problems are of a different cause.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

    She was very friendly and listened to me.

  • Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

    She asked why I was there. Listened to my whole Med tral of how I came to see her and she Is Still contacting me as lab results have come In

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Kraft has reported no relationships with companies or entities.