Alexander Sasha Krupnick, MD
Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program
Lung Transplant Surgery
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Dr. Sasha Krupnick is chief of Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Director of the University of Maryland Lung Transplant Program. He is a general thoracic (chest) surgeon specializing in the treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, lung transplantation and non-cancerous thoracic disorders.
Dr. Krupnick provides the full range of thoracic surgery services, including minimally invasive lung and esophageal resections.
Dr. Krupnick's career is dedicated to advancing the field of lung transplantation. His laboratory focuses on the development of new immunosuppression mechanisms for the lung allograft. He, along with his colleagues, made several important discoveries including the role of the gut microbiome in chronic rejection and early immunologic intervention that can encourage long-term graft survival.
He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and then pursued general surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Krupnick completed lung transplantation and a thoracic surgery fellowship at Washington University in St Louis where he remained on faculty at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Washington University post training.
UM Capital Region Health
UM Upper Chesapeake Health
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
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University of Michigan, 1996
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University - Thoracic Surgery, 2007
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University - Lung Transplant, 2005
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2008
American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2005
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