John Martin Draus, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

John Draus, MD is a pediatric general surgeon and the chief of surgery and trauma medical director at Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville. He’s been named among the Best Doctors in America for numerous consecutive years and was selected as an Honored Caregiver by University of Kentucky HealthCare in 2020. He earned the Recognition of Excellence in Student & Resident Teaching Award at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2017 and 2018. Dr. Draus has been an active researcher and presenter and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He’s been on the editorial board of The American Surgeon since 2015 and is an ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Surgery, World Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Care, and Surgical Infections.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Dr. Draus has volunteered his time and talent as a surgeon with Solid Rock Medical Missions in the Dominican Republic, Children of the Americas in Guatemala, and Surgery on Sunday in Lexington, Ky.

Education & Training


  • General Surgery/Pediatric Surgery - Indiana University Medical Center, 2010
  • General Surgery - University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals, 2008
  • General Surgery - University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals, 2007

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery/General Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • 2022 Best Doctors in America
  • 2021 Best Doctors in America
  • 2020 Honored Caregiver, University of Kentucky HealthCare
  • 2020 Best Doctors in America
  • 2019 Best Doctors in America
  • 2018 Recognition of Excellence in Student & Resident Teaching Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • 2018 Best Doctors in America
  • 2017 Recognition of Excellence in Student & Resident Teaching Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • 2017 Best Doctors in America
  • 2016 Best Doctors in America
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Abdominal Masses
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Breast Disorders
  • Burn Care
  • Chest Wall Disorders
  • Gall Bladder Disease
  • Hernias and Hydroceles
  • Wound Care

  • English