Jacqueline M Kraveka, DO

Physician in Charleston, SC
Specialties:Cancer - Pediatric, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Languages:Spanish, English
NPI #1033227996

Jacqueline M Kraveka, DO

Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka is an associate professor of pediatrics and a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. She was born in Velasco, Cuba and immigrated to the United States when she was four years of age. Dr. Kraveka received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1989 and her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Miami Children's Hospital in 1997 and fellowship in pediatric hematology oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000.Since 2000, she has been on staff at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital.Dr. Kraveka's clinical practice is focused on pediatric oncology. Her clinical interests include neuroblastoma, pediatric sarcomas, pediatric precision medicine, and clinical trial development. She is actively involved in clinical pediatric research in the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and Beat Childhood Cancer (BCC) consortia and serves as the institutional principal investigator for these consortia. As such,Dr. Kraveka is responsible for the conduct of over 50 Phase I, II, and III clinical trials for pediatric oncology patients at MUSC. She has been involved in the development of over 10 pediatric clinical trials for children with cancer.Dr. Kraveka serves on the COG Neuroblastoma and Diversity and Health Disparities Committees and is a member of the BCC Executive and Scientific Committees. She has been honored as a &"Top Doctor&" and "Exceptional Women in Medicine&" by Castle Connolly. She was selected as a &"Health Care Hero&" by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. Dr. Kraveka is also very involved in translational and bench research and has the only research laboratory in South Carolina dedicated to pediatric cancer.Dr. Kraveka's current research focuses on sphingolipid and retinoid mediated therapies in pediatric cancers and the function and regulation of the enzyme dihydroceramide desaturase (DEGS-1) in pediatric cancer. The long-term goals of her research are to develop more effective treatments for children with cancer.

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Bone cancer
  • Children's cancer
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
  • Residency at Miami Childrens Hospital
  • Medical School at Nova Southeastern University

Insurances Accepted

My Offices

  • Map of 10 McClennan Banks Drive in Charleston
    MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
    Primary Office
    10 McClennan Banks Drive
    Charleston, SC 29425
    Day of the WeekHours
    MondayOpen 24 Hours
    TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
    WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
    ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
    FridayOpen 24 Hours
    SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
    SundayOpen 24 Hours
    Map of 10 McClennan Banks Drive in Charleston


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