Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Department ofClassics and Ancient
Mediterranean Studies

Bruce H. Kraut

Bruce H. Kraut
Senior Director of University Health Services
Affiliate Clinical Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
502 Student Health Center
Pronouns: he/him


Although it is my career in medicine that has secured me my current position of Senior Director for University Health Services at PSU, it was in no small part my passion for Classics that inspired my return to an institution of higher education. After completing my doctoral work in Classics at Princeton University, I served as Asst. Prof. of Classics at the University of Georgia before embarking on my career in medicine. My primary research and publication interests in Classics at the time were in Papyrology and in Greek Comic Drama. Since my career pivoted to medicine, I have taken delight in delving into the many, varied aspects of ancient medicine and the medical implications in Greek and Roman literature. During my years in private practice in Florida, I had the privilege to serve as an Adjunct Professor in the Classics Department of the University of Florida, where I created and taught a course regularly in their Honors Program entitled “Ancient Greek Medicine and Literature.” I also lectured periodically for the History of Medicine Society of the UF School of Medicine of which I was a member.

Education Details:

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1996
Board Certified in Pediatrics since 1995
Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Hospital, 1992-95
MD, Emory University, 1992
PhD, Princeton University, 1985
MA, Princeton University, 1982
BA, Amherst College, 1979


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