An associate professor of medicine, Steven J. Kravet, M.D., M.B.A., heads the largest primary care group in Maryland, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, a network of suburban community practices that serves more than 280,000 patients annually at more than 35 locations throughout the state.
A third-generation pharmacist and community health care advocate who prizes the relationships that develop between patients and care-givers, Dr. Kravet has spent 17 years at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, providing strong leadership in a wide variety of community health services. Before being named president of JHCP in 2009, he had been medical director of inpatient medical services, internal medicine and ambulatory services, as well as chief medical officer for quality and patient safety, and deputy director for clinical activity in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview. As a member of the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine, he has obtained invaluable insights into the practical realities of primary care. Having earned an M.B.A. in Johns Hopkins’ Business of Medicine program, he has an excellent understanding of the business issues affecting outpatient care. The American College of Physicians has used Dr. Kravet’s research on primary care processes to formulate plans for redesigning health care practices.
After receiving his pharmacist degree from the Rutgers University College of Pharmacy in 1988, Dr. Kravet ran his family’s pharmacy in Spotswood, N.J., until 1992, during which time he worked on obtaining his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He arrived at Johns Hopkins Bayview as a resident in 1992 and has spent his entire career at Hopkins. Among his honors are the Resident Teaching Award and the Department of Medicine Chairman’s Award.