Stephen R. Kraus, M.D., FACS
Professor and Vice Chairman
Head, Section of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
The Holder of the Hans H. Scharringhausen Professorship in Urology
Dr. Kraus is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health San Antonio where he heads the Division of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology, and Voiding Dysfunction. In addition, Dr. Kraus heads the Neuro-Urology & Urodynamics Unit at the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital and serves as medical director of the South Texas Pelvic Floor and Bladder Center.
Dr. Kraus completed his undergraduate education at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. He then received his MD from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, previously a division of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, after which he completed his residency in urology, also at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed a fellowship in Neuro-Urology, Incontinence, and Urodynamics at the Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kraus is also a member of the American Urological Association, the American Urogynecologic Society, the Society of Academic Urologists (SAU) the International Continence Society (ICS) and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU). He is on the Board of Directors for SUFU and for the Texas Urological Society where he also serves as Chair of the Education Committee.
Dr. Kraus has strong interests in education. He previously served as Program Director for the 2-year Fellowship in Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Voiding Dysfunction at UT Health San Antonio. In addition, Dr. Kraus served on the American Urological Association Urology Core Curriculum Section for Neuropathic Bladder as well as the Education Committees for both the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology and the Texas Urological Society. Dr. Kraus has served as faculty for many postgraduate courses including the AUA Annual Review Course and the AUGS/SUFU FPMRS Review course on topics including Neurourology, Female Urology, Overactive Bladder, Male Incontinence & Voiding Disorders, and Urodynamics. He has served on the AUA Guidelines Panel on Urodynamics and the AUA Guidelines Panel on Female Stress Urinary Incontinence. Dr. Kraus is co-chair of the AUA Guidelines Panel for Neurogenic Bladder and he is chair of SUFU OAB Clinical Care Pathway Project.
MS, UT Health San Antonio (2008)
M.D., U.M.D.N.J – Robert Wood Johnson (1991)
BS, Brandeis University (1987)
Baylor College of Medicine, Fellowship, Neurourology and Urodynamics (1998)
U.M.D.N.J – Robert Wood Johnson, Residency, Urology (1997)
U.M.D.N.J – Robert Wood Johnson, Internship, General Surgery (1993)
Dr. Kraus primary expertise is in the evaluation and management of urinary incontinence, complex voiding disorders and neurogenic bladder conditions in both women as well as men. In addition, Dr. Kraus manages incontinence and other problems after prostate cancer treatment.
- Urinary Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Prostate and other male problems related to urination
- Urinary retention
- Neurogenic bladder (for example: due to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke)
- Female Urologic problems (incontinence, prolapse, urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis
- Problems after prostate cancer treatment (incontinence, voiding problems, erectile dysfunction)
Dr. Kraus is actively engaged in research in the fields of urinary incontinence, urodynamics and voiding dysfunction. Much of his work has involved collaborations with the National Institute of Health/ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases sponsored Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network where he served as principal investigator for a variety of studies and research grants. Dr. Kraus has authored or co-authored many journal articles and chapters and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in research and teaching.