Dr. Alexander Krupnick is the surgical director of lung transplant and an associate professor of surgery at the University of Virginia. His clinical expertise is lung transplant and thoracic oncology, including lung and esophageal cancer, as well as benign foregut disease and chest wall deformities. He is board-certified in both general and thoracic surgery.
Dr. Krupnick was born in Ukraine and became a U.S. citizen as a teenager in 1984. He completed his undergraduate studies and earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan. His surgical internship, surgical residency and a surgical research fellowship took place at the University of Pennsylvania; he then completed two fellowships at Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University in St. Louis — one in lung transplant and the second in thoracic surgery.
After joining the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, he became a tenured associate professor of surgery, pathology and immunology and director of the Chest Wall Deformities Clinic at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He joined the UVA faculty in 2016.
Married with three sons, Dr. Krupnick and his family live in Charlottesville.