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Dr. Diane L. Krasner, Wound & Skin Care Consultant, is a board certified wound specialist with experience in wound, ostomy, and incontinence care across the continuum of care. She is a Wound & Skin Care Consultant in York, PA and serves as an Expert Witness.  Dr. Krasner is a founding member of the Coalition for At-Risk Skin (CARS) and currently serves as Senior Advisor and Executive Team Member.

Dr. Krasner is the Co-Chair of the Student Nursing Advisory Board of Why Wound Care? A Campaign for a Rewarding Career in Wound Care ( Together with Co-Chair, Dr. Lia van Rijswijk, Dr. Krasner edited the 2018 e-Book edition of Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials, the official e-Book of the Why Wound Care? Campaign.  


Dr. Krasner is Board Certified in Wound Care (CWCN) by the WOCNCB. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (FAAWC) and a Master of the American Professional Wound Care Association (MAPWCA).

Education and Fields of Study

Dr. Krasner graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. and M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern History and Egyptology. Dr. Krasner went on to receive her B.S.N., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She earned a M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education from Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies.

Fellowships & Honors

Dr. Krasner was a Johnson & Johnson Medical Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Nursing Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 Dr. Krasner presented the John Boswick Lectureship at the 32nd Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring in San Antonio with Cathy Milne and Kevin Woo and received the John Boswick Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Wound Healing, for "her achievements and tireless work, which have considerably advanced the field of wound care."  

On June 5, 2022, together with co-editor Paula Erwin Toth and Sally Gill Thompson, Dr. Krasner was awarded the Inaugural WCET Norma N. Gill President Award at the WOCNext WOCN Joint Congress in Fort Worth, Texas, "in recognition of her efforts to preserve our history through the Festschrift book."


Dr. Krasner served as the lead co-editor of five editions of Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals (1991-2012, HMP Communications, Malvern, PA). She is the sole editor of Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials (2014, HMP Communications, Malvern, PA). 

 Drs. Krasner and van Rijswijk are co-editors of the 2018 e-book edition of Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials E-Book (2018, HMP).   

 Together with Paula Erwin-Toth, Dr. Krasner edited two editions of the Norma N. Gill-Thompson Festschrift entitled Enterostomal Therapy Nursing: Growth & Evolution of a Nursing Specialty Worldwide. A Commemorative Edition of the book was released by the WCET in the Fall 2020 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Norma Gill's birth.  See more details in the Latest Books Section of this website.

Dr. Krasner has published numerous articles in the wound care literature on a variety of topics related to wound, ostomy and incontinence.

Board, Council & Committee Service

Dr. Krasner has served on numerous editorial boards and currently is on the editorial board of WoundSource. Since 1992, Dr. Krasner has served on the Board of Directors and as an Officer of several national wound care organizations. She currently serves on the Board of PAWSIC, the Post-Acute Wound & Skin Integrity Council.  Dr. Krasner is a member of the NPIAP Alumni Council and is currently serving on the NPIAP Standards Mission Committee and the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Sub-Committee.  Dr. Krasner is a founding member of the Coalition for At-Risk Skin (CARS) and currently serves as Senior Advisor and Executive Team Member.

Dr. Krasner currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bell Socialization Services, a not-for-profit in York, PA, and serves as Secretary and Executive Committee Member (

Fields of Interest

Dr. Krasner’s research interests include wound pain, palliative wound care, Safe NPWT,  Skin Changes At Life's End (SCALE) and legal issues. She has numerous publications in the wound care literature and has lectured nationally and internationally on wound & skin care.

To receive a complete CV and Publications List, contact Dr. Krasner at [email protected]