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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Radiology
Phone: 832-824-7237
Fax: 832-825-0160


Houston, TX 77030

Steven J. Kraus, MD


School Education Degree Year
Childrens Hospital Fellowship Pediatric Radiology 1999
University of Minnesota Residency Diagnostic Radiology 1997
Medical College of Virginia Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1992


As a staff academic pediatric radiologist, I am committed to provide the best care for the patients and families we serve in the safest manner possible and provide the best training to the training radiologists and other clinical trainees providing radiologic and clinical care of the future. In addition, in the course of my work, if there are clinical or radiologic questions that arise, I seek to be involved in clinically relevant research that will improve the quality and safety of care to the patients and families we serve as well as those needing similar care both nationally and internationally.

Clinical Interests:

Gastrointestinal and genitourinary congenital anomalies in children especially in regards to bowel obstruction and urinary tract obstruction in neonates. Diagnosis and radiologic management of anorectal malformations in neonates and young infants especially prior to definitive repair and diagnosis of stooling problems after repair.

Research Interests:

Diagnosis of anorectal malformations and bowel obstruction in neonates, poor functional outcomes in patients after repair of Hirschsprung Disease, feeding Intolerance in patients after episodes of Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Ultrasound in diagnosis of Vesicoureteral reflux.


Organization Name Role
American College of Radiology Member
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Member
American Roentgen Ray Society Member
Radiological Society of North American Member
Society for Pediatric Radiology Co-Chair Fluoroscopy Committee; Member
The Academy for Radiology Physician Extenders Medical Director

Selected Publications

Garrett KM, Levitt MA, Peña A, Kraus SJ. Contrast Enema Findings in Patients Presenting With Poor Functional Outcome after Primary Repair for Hirschsprung Disease. Pediatr Radiol. 2012;42(9):1099-1106. doi: 10.1007/s00247-012-2394-2

Wiland EL, South AP, Kraus SJ, Meinzen-Derr J. Utility of gastrointestinal fluoroscopic studies in detecting stricture after neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2014;59(6):789-794. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000496

Kraus SJ. Radiologic diagnosis of a newborn with cloaca. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2016;25(2):76-81. doi: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2015.11.007

Daniels B, Ireland C, Kraus SJ, Racadio JM, Hilvert N, Dunn R, Dumoulin CL. Magnetic Resonance-Guided Nasogastric Feeding Tube Placement for Neonates: A Preclinical Study. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2016;41(8)1386-1392. doi:10.1177/0148607116662973

Kraus SJ, Levitt MA, Peña A. Augmented-pressure distal colostogram: the most important diagnostic tool for planning definitive surgical repair of anorectal malformation in boys. J Pediatr Radiol. 2018;48(2):258-269. doi:10.1007/s00247-017-3962-2


Hartford Medical Society Scholarship, University of Hartford, 1982-1983

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, 1985-1987

A.D. Williams Fellowship Research Grant, Medical College of Virginia, 1989

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Outstanding Clinician Award, 2000-2001

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Outstanding Educator Award, 2002-2003

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