Gerald A. Kraines, M.D.

Born in Chicago, Dr. Kraines received an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in organic chemistry, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve, and a psychiatric fellowship and a postgraduate degree in community psychiatry from the Harvard Medical School.

He has undertaken several public health projects in the United States, including two years in the U.S. Public Health Service and five years as medical director of a mental health center.

Dr. Kraines was elected president of his hospital’s medical staff and to the executive committee of the New Hampshire Psychiatric Society.  He served an appointment on the Governor’s Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention in New Hampshire. Dr. Kraines founded New Hampshire’s first mental health HMO—an innovative joint venture between industry leaders and public and private mental health sectors.