Harry Kraus

Best-selling author Harry Kraus, MD, is a board-certified surgeon whose contemporary fiction (beginning with 1994’s Stainless Steal Hearts and including his 2001 best-seller Could I Have This Dance?) is characterized by medical realism. He practices surgery in Virginia and formerly in Kenya where he served as a missionary surgeon. He's also the author of two works of nonfiction.

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Harry Kraus
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Grace from the cutting edge"

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is a state of mind when your soul is at rest, content to be just where you are, not perfect, but aware of being loved as a broken vessel.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I'm tempted to say my three sons, but I know that parenting is so unpredictable, that I really can't take credit for their success.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Too many to name...mostly servants of the poor who have chosen to give up lucrative medical practices to serve the poor in remote countries.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity, generosity, faithfulness

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