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Mark Krasna, M.D.

Medical Director
Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center

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7505 Osler Dr., Suite 303
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410 427-2220
Fax: 410-427-2221

Primary Specialty
Surgery, Thoracic

Dr. Krasna is the former Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Associate Director for Surgical Oncology in the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Krasna is a leader in the development of thoracic surgery. He is the author of the first textbook on thoracoscopic surgery and has instructed surgeons worldwide on his techniques. As associate director of the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center, he has been instrumental in the overall cancer program. Dr. Krasna was the first to develop and institute the concept of multi-disciplinary care in modern cancer treatment. He has championed the idea of making cancer care a patient centered experience bringing different physician specialists to the bedside thereby eliminating the need for patients to make numerous visits.

In addition, Dr. Krasna is widely published with three books, over 35 book chapters, over 100 journal articles, 65 abstracts, and 6 films or audiovisual productions. He has presented and lectured throughout the world in his areas of expertise, which are lung cancer, esophageal cancer and thoracoscopy.

Dr. Krasna's clinical expertise and program development experience make him uniquely qualified to lead The Cancer Institute. In addition to his work at St. Joseph, Dr. Krasna is an advisor to Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), St. Joseph's parent organization, in the development of a national cancer service line strategy for CHI's 70 hospitals and 40 cancer centers.


  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
  • European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Medical School Education

Tel Aviv University - Sackler School of Medicine


Rotating Internship - Tel Hashomer Hospital


Categorical Surgery PGY I-V, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, New England Deaconess Hospital

Board Certifications

  • ECFMG #353-574-7
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Am. Board of Surg. #35613
  • Am. Board of Thoracic Surg. #5237
  • Am. Board of Thoracic Surg Recertification
  • CyberKnife Physician Training