Diane L. Krasner

PhD, RN, FAAN: Co-Chair

"I couldn’t have imagined then what opportunities a career as a wound nurse would offer me. Not only is there the significant benefit of knowing you help patients with wounds and their caregivers every day, but there also have been other amazing 'perks.'”


Dr. Diane L. Krasner is a board certified wound specialist with over thirty-five years of experience in wound, ostomy & incontinence care across the continuum of care.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Master of the American Professional Wound Care Association.  Dr. Krasner is a Wound & Skin Care Consultant, Expert Witness and Chair of the Biomedical Committee of the American Red Cross South Central PA Region.  Since 2015 Dr. Krasner has been the co-chair of Why Wound Care? A Campaign for a Rewarding Nursing Career in Wound Care (www.whywoundcare.com).

Krasner graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. (Honors) in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and an M.A. in Egyptology.  She went on to receive her B.S.N.(Honors), M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a M.S.(Honors) in Adult and Continuing Education from Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies.  Dr. Krasner was a Johnson & Johnson Medical Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Nursing Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Dr. Krasner is the editor of Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials (2014, HMP Communications, Malvern, PA, www.cwc-essentials.com ).  Drs. Krasner and van Rijswijk are co-editing an e-book edition, Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials e-Book,which will release in 2018.

Previously, Dr. Krasner was the lead co-editor of five editions of Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals (1991-2012, HMP Communications, Malvern, PA).  Krasner has served on numerous editorial boards and currently is on the editorial boards of Ostomy Wound Management, WOUNDS and WoundSource.  Since 1992 Dr. Krasner has served on the Board of Directors and as an Officer of several national wound care organizations. 

Dr. Krasner’s research interests include wound pain, palliative wound care, Safe NPWT and legal issues related to wound care.   She has numerous publications in the wound care literature and lectures nationally on wound & skin care.