David Graft - MD

David Graft - MD

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My Areas of Practice
Pediatric and adult allergic diseases and asthma, allergic rhinitis, insect sting allergies

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Pediatrics: University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Madison, WI

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Certification: American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 1983; voluntary recertification

Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research & Publications

My research interests have included insect sting allergy, asthma, and allergic rhinits. Some representative publications:

1.   Graft DF, Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy: Efficacy, inidications, and mechanism of action.

     In:  UpToDate, Basow DS (Ed); UpToDate, Waltham ….MA, 2012.


2.    Graft DF. Hymenoptera immunotherapy: Technical issues, adverse effects, .and monitoring:  In: UpToDate, Basow DS (Ed); UpToDate, Waltham MA, ….2012.


3.    Golden DBK, Moffitt J, Nicklas R.  Workgroup Contributors: Freeman T, Graft .DF, Reisman RE, Tracy JM. Task Force Reviewers: Bernstein D, Blessing-.Moore J, Cox L, et al. Stinging insect hypersensitivity: A practice parameter .update 2011. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2011;852-4;854.e1-e23.


4.    Valentine MD, Schuberth, KC, Kagey-Sobotka A, Graft DF, Kwiterovich KA, .Szklo M, Lichtenstein LM.  The value of immunotherapy with venom in .children with allergy to insect stings.  N Engl J Med 1990;323(23):1601-3.


5.    ….Gg DF, Fowles J, McCoy CE, Lager RA.  Detection of beta-blocker use in .people with asthma.  Ann Allergy 1992;69(5):449-53.


6.    AAAI Board of Directors (prepared by Golden DBK, Schwartz HJ, Graft DF,

Bock SA).  The use of epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis (Position .Statement).  J Allergy Clin Immunol 1994;94:666-8.

      7.  Graft DF, Satz ML, Bostrom BL, Miley TG, Kurtin PJ.  Nasal obstruction as the presenting symptom of malignant lymphoma.  Abstract.  J Allergy ClinImmunol 1995;95:193.


8.    ….Graft DF.  Anaphylaxis.  Curr Opin Otolaryn Head Neck Surg 1995;3:55-8.


9.    ….Graft D, Aaronson D, Chervinsky P, Kaiser H, Melamed J, Pedinoff A, Rosen ….J, Schenkel E, Vandewalker M, Keim A, Nolop K, Jensen P, Mesarina-Wicki ….B.  A placebo-and active-controlled randomized trial of prophylactic treatment ….of seasonal allergic rhinitis with mometasone furoate aqueous nasal spray.  J ….Allergy Clin Immunol 1996;98(4):724-31.


10. ….Graft DF.  Convincing patients to use intranasal steroids.  Pearls. .Postgraduate Medicine 1997;101:29.


11. ….Graft DF.  Adventures in medical research.  The Bulletin 1997;41:45-8.


12. ….Ramsdell JW, Fish L, Graft D, Higgins N, Kavuru M, Pleskow W, Banerji D. 

….A controlled trial of twice daily triamcinolone oral inhaler in patients with mild-.to-moderate asthma.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1998;80(5):385-90


13. ….Graft DF.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Food Allergy.  The Bulletin 1999;43:37-.41.


14. ….Nathan RA, Nayak AS, Graft DF, Lawrence M, Picone FJ, Ahmed T, et. al.  ….Mometasone furoate: efficacy and safety in moderate asthma compared with ….beclomethasone dipropionate.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2001;86(2):203-….10.


15. ….Graft DF, Bernstein DI, Goldsobel A, Meltzer EO, Portnoy J, Long J.  Safety of ….fexofenadine in children treated for seasonal allergic rhinitis.  Ann Allergy ….Asthma Immunol 2001;87(1):22-6.


16. ….Graft DF.  Finding the correct inhaled corticosteroid dose in asthma.  .Commentary.  Postgraduate Medicine 2005;117(5):21-4.



Professional Associations & Awards

Consultant, Asthma and Allergic Diseases Department, Park Nicollet Clinic; Adjunct  Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis;  Past President , Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Past Member, Executive Committee, 1990-1994, Section on Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics; Editorial Board, Postgraduate Medicine; previously served on Editorial Boards of "Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology" and "Journal of Asthma"; Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; Past President, Minnesota Allergy Society;


I enjoy being an allergist because often we can help people to enjoy life more fully. As an allergist, I can identify things that bother people, encourage them to avoid exposure so problems can be prevented. If this can't be done, we can work with various medications to get the best results with the minimum of side effects. Often, there are several ways to reach our goal, and I want to find the one that the patient thinks is best. Our Asthma and Allergic Diseases department at Park Nicollet Clinic is very active in teaching, and in clinical research. My special interests include asthma, hay fever and insect sting allergies.