Dr. Dana D. Crater grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and received both her undergraduate and her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. While there, she received the “Best Resident” award and the “Mitchell Rubin Research Award”, for a paper she published on asthma in “Pediatrics” journal. After residency, she was chosen to become chief resident. During this year she ran a daily teaching conference for all pediatric residents, and was the supervising physician in the pediatric emergency department and primary care clinic at MUSC.
Dr. Crater and her husband Dr. Scott Crater, who is a dermatologist, practiced medicine in Charleston, SC for five years prior to moving to the Fort Myers area with their three children. Dr. Crater joined MacKoul Pediatrics upon moving here in 2008, and is currently working part-time.
She loves her job, and can’t imagine any career more fulfilling than taking care of children and helping them stay healthy as they grow. She cherishes having the privilege of helping children and their families through illness, and nurturing their growth and development over time.
Professionally, Dr. Crater’s special interests include allergies and asthma. Personally, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. She also likes to sing, read, and play tennis. She is active in her church, and enjoys volunteering at her childrens’ schools.