Kraig is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and the Director of Clinical Anesthesia at Tulane Lakeside Hospital. Prior to joining Tulane in 2018, Kraig was the founding member and partner in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medical Consultants, a seven-physician anesthesiology group practicing exclusively at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He began his practice as a physician anesthesiologist at the LSU School of Medicine, where he rose to the position of Vice-Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in 2000. Kraig is a 1993 graduate of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at LSU in 1997. Kraig is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Throughout his medical career, Kraig has served on many key hospital committees holding multiple leadership roles such as Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee and Chief of Staff of Slidell Memorial Hospital. His involvement in patient protection and safety, particularly in the perioperative period, has fueled his involvement in organized medicine. Kraig is very proud to be serving in his fourth term as the Assistant Secretary of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), a 54,000-member organization dedicated to patient safety and advancing the practice of anesthesiology. He serves on the Administrative Council of the ASA and is also the Chair of the Section on Representation, coordinating the activities of eleven national committees. He has earned the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Kraig has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists for over 20 years, and he is a past president of that organization.
Kraig is a proud member of the Class of 1986. He has been an active member of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Board since 2010 and served as President of the Alumni Board from 2014 - 2016. Kraig also served as the President of the Brother Martin Parents Club from 2016 - 2018. Kraig and his wife of over 28 years, Rhen, and their two children, Mallory and Braden ’18, are actively involved in the Brother Martin community through charitable donations, volunteering at school and alumni events, and participating in Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni functions. Kraig along with Michael Hotstream ’90 and David Connick ’88 reinstituted the Brother Martin Alumni Band in 2006, and he remains a member of the planning committee and participates in its annual social and performance. Kraig is a member of the Marty Gras Benefit Concert Committee and served on the Phase III Steering Committee. He and Rhen served as Co-Chairs of the 2013 Auction Paton Party and chaired the 2014 Auction. Kraig and Rhen are also members of the President’s Dinner Committee.