Craig S. Kitchens, MD, MACP is Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville. He also serves as a consultant on selected hematology cases at Florida Cancer Specialists. Dr. Kitchens is a co-author of Consultative Hemostasis and Thrombosis, 4th Edition.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Florida, Dr. Kitchens performed his postgraduate work at Duke University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He served on the College of Medicine faculty of the University of Florida for 30 years, and is now a consultant for Florida Cancer Specialists. From 2002-2006, he served as Governor of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians, representing the interests of Florida’s 15,000 internal medicine doctors. He is board certified in internal medicine and hematology.
Dr. Kitchens’ primary interests are in the area of hematology, particularly the mechanisms governing bleeding and thrombosis, and he has published extensively in these areas. He has been very active in graduate medical education and in leading courses in continuing medical education for internal medicine physicians. The majority of Dr. Kitchens’ research focus is in the areas of clinical hemostasis and thrombosis, coagulation testing, pre-operative testing, disorders of platelets, and snake bite envenomation. He recently helped develop a snake anti-venom which is regularly employed across the country.
His outside interests include enjoying time on Florida’s many springs and rivers as well as raising a small herd of black angus cattle with his physician wife.