Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center
7501 Osler Drive
Towson, Maryland 21204
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Dr. Mark J. Krasna is the Medical Director of the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland. His primary specialty is General Thoracic Surgery and his interests include: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, sympathectomy, and trimodality therapy. Before he became the Medical Director at the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center, Dr. Krasna was the Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
He was also Professor of Surgery and Associate Director for Surgical Oncology at Greenebaum Cancer Center. During his time at Greenebaum Cancer Center, Dr. Krasna became the first M.D. to develop and institute the concept of multidisciplinary care in modern cancer treatment. His ideas have helped to eliminate the need for cancer patients to make multiple visits to hospitals by bringing the specialist to the patient.
Dr. Krasna received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. He completed his Rotating Internship at Tel Hashomer Hospital, in Israel/Middle East, and he completed his Categorical Surgery Residency (PGY I-V, UMDNJ) at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Dr. Krasna completed his Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Harvard Medical School New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
In addition to his current position at the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center, Dr. Krasna is also an advisor to Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in the development of a national cancer service line strategy for Catholic Health Initiative’s 40 cancer centers and 70 hospitals. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is St. Joseph Medical Center’s parent organization.
Dr. Krasna’s belongs to the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CSN), the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), the General Thoracic Surgery Club (GTSC), the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). He has three books to his credit as well as more than 35 book chapters, 65 abstracts, more than 100 journal articles, and six productions — films or audiovisual productions. Dr. Krasna has traveled the world, presenting in many different countries in the areas of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and thoracoscopy.
Dr. Krasna is certified with the American Board of Surgery, the American Board or Thoracic Surgery, the American Board or Thoracic Surgery Recertification, Advanced Trauma Life Support, CyberKnife Physician Training and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).