Dr. John Kraft

Dermatologist, Markham, ON

Dr. John Kraft is a board-certified dermatologist who practises at Lynde Institute for Dermatology in Markham. He is a member of the Canadian Dermatology Association where he has served on the Membership and Awards Committee.

Dr. Kraft is a GTA Regional Representative for the Dermatology Association of Ontario. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Kraft completed his HBSc (0T2), Medical Degree (0T6) and Residency in Dermatology at the University of Toronto in 2011 where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Kraft acts as an investigator for many clinical trials including those for novel skin therapeutics at Lynderm Research and Probity Research. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at international and national dermatology scientific conferences.

Dr. Kraft enjoys teaching medical students and resident physicians from across Ontario and has won the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014 and 2017.

3:35 PM - 4:05 PM Open Presentation

Nov 24

Optimizing post-dermatological procedural wound care

Learning Objectives:

  1. Topical antibiotics in post-procedural wound care
  2. Allergy concerns in topical wound care

Summary Description:
Dermatologists perform >25 M in-office surgical procedures annually. Infection rates after in-office dermatologic procedures range from 0.2% to 2.5%. Additionally reported rates of allergic contact dermatitis to antibiotics ointments are higher than the observed risk of infection. This presentation will review studies that show no difference in infection rates between those treated with topical antibiotics and those treated with petrolatum-based ointments, with a focus on avoiding allergic contact dermatitis for post-surgical wound care.