Alissa P. Craft
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
Western University of Health Sciences, USA
Alissa Craft, DO graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO in 1992. She then completed a pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ and a fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatrics. In 2007, Dr. Craft became the Chair of Pediatrics at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ. In 2009, she accepted the position of Director of Medical Education for the new osteopathic graduate medical education programs at Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis, OR. In that role, she also participated actively in the development of the new osteopathic medical school, the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest, in rural Lebanon, OR. Dr. Craft completed her MBA at the University of Phoenix in 1999, the Costin Institute Faculty Development Program in 2008, and the Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship in 2011. She served as the Scholar in Residence at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Craft has completed research and published articles in the areas of neonatal ventilation and neonatal infection. She also speaks nationally on the topic of patient safety and quality improvement in neonatal care. Active in both local and national service organizations, Dr. Craft is currently on the Boards of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon, the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, the Old Mill Center for Children and Families, and Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Medical education research, Family health care, health policy and comparative effectiveness research, patient safety, and quality improvement in the neonatal intensive care unit.