Headshot of David Krasne, M.D.
Professor of Pathology

David Krasne, MD

Anatomic Pathology
Clinical and Laboratory Pathology

During the 1990s, alongside researchers at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute including Drs. Donald Morton and Armando Giuliano, Dr. Krasne developed and published some of the seminal work on the pathologic techniques used to evaluate sentinel lymph nodes for breast cancer and melanoma; techniques which today remain the international standard of care in the evaluation of patients with these and certain other cancer types. Dr. Krasne has over 30 years’ experience evaluating tumors at the Cancer Institute and Saint John’s Health Center, and maintains disease specific expertise in many areas of tumor pathology.

As Medical Director of Saint John’s Laboratory since 1994, some of Dr. Krasne’s other professional interests include: how pathologists add value to patient care, modern laboratory techniques available to expedite best patient care decisions, development of systems-based approaches to diagnostic error prevention, and the education of Cancer Institute surgical oncology fellows in the spirit of shaping cancer surgeons of the future.