Dr. Timothy Craig

Timothy Craig, D.O., Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and Distinguished Educator. Dr. Craig obtained funding and established the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Training Program, with outstanding results. His research interests are Hereditary Angioedema, Alpha-1-anti-trypsin Deficiency, asthma (he is part of the ACRN and AsthmaNet, both of which are multi-center asthma study groups funded by the NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health, exercise and rhinitis associated sleep disturbance.

Dr. Craig has been a research advisor for approximately fifty students. Dr. Craig's students have won multiple awards while under his direction, including awards for innovative research, Dean’s award, student research symposia, the GCRC research award, a finalist for the American College of Physicians, and the Nancy Kruger Award at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Craig is Co-Director of the BMS-571 Graduate Clinical Rotation Course for Penn State College of Medicine and has been the Program Director for fellows in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology since 2005. Dr. Craig has resident advisees and has been the clinical advisor for M.D./Ph.D. candidates. Dr. Craig received the Mentor Award from the College of Medicine Class of 2008, the Mentor Award from the Department of Professional Development, the Nancy Kruger Award for Clinical Scholarship, the Best Teacher Award in the Department of Medicine, the Best Teacher Award by the medical student class of 2001, Teacher of the Year for 2010 from the Lion Care free health clinic and Excellence in Teaching Award from medical students rotating on Medicine in 2011. Dr. Craig has received more than $755,000 in grants for educational endeavors and is a Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Scholar. In 2011, Dr. Craig was elected to the Curriculum Committee to remodel the third and fourth years of medical school at Penn State College of Medicine Most importantly, in the year 2009, he was designated as a Distinguished Educator for Penn State University.

Dr. Craig is past president of the Pennsylvania Allergy Association, past Mid-Atlantic Governor for the Regional State and Local Allergy Associations, past Board Member of the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Board for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), and interest section leader for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). Dr. Craig has also been Occupational Medicine Committee and Sports Medicine Committee Chairs for the AAAAI and the ACAAI. He has developed and implemented continuing education events for both of these organizations, as well as CME for local physicians and has given hundreds of invited lectures throughout the world.