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Dr. Mark W. Lischner

Dr. Mark W. Lischner

Pulmonary Specialist

Dr. Mark W. Lischner is an experienced, critical care pulmonologist who treats pleural mesothelioma cancer at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Northern California.

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About Mark W. Lischner

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    Pleural Mesothelioma

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    Pleural and Lung Cancer

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    Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Mark W. Lischner is a Vietnam veteran and second-generation physician who specializes in critical care pulmonology at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Northern California.

Lischner, who began his medical career in the U.S. Navy, has more than 40 years of experience handling many respiratory illnesses, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, asthma and interstitial fibrosis. He also has experience with sarcoidosis, a serious illness he once had.

He is affiliated with Pulmonary Medicine Associates, one of the most respected specialty groups in the state. He also sees patients at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Folsom.

Dr. Lischner’s Career Shaped by U.S. Navy

Lischner began his career in the U.S. Navy, an experience that helped shape his future as a pulmonologist.

During his two-year tour of duty, he was named assistant director of pulmonary services at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

He spent two months aboard the USS Repose, a hospital ship stationed in Southeast Asia near the end of the Vietnam War.

When he left the Navy, Lischner stayed in California, opening his first private practice in Sacramento.

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Specialties of Dr. Mark Lischner

  • Critical care

  • Pulmonology

  • Infectious disease

  • Mesothelioma cancer

  • Lung cancer

  • Chest infection

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Emphysema

  • Sarcoidosis

Dr. Mark Lischner’s Experience & Medical Education

  • Pulmonary Medicine Associates, Roseville, California

  • Sutter Health, Roseville, California

  • Roseville Community Hospital

  • U.S. Naval Medical Center, San Diego (Assistant director, pulmonary services)

  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Fellowship, pulmonary disease)

  • Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University Medical Center (Residency, internal medicine)

  • University of Oxford, England (Research)

  • Yale University School of Medicine

  • Wesleyan University (B.A.)

Awards and Other Recognitions

  • U.S. News & World Report, Top Doctor

  • Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

  • Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society

  • California Thoracic Society

  • Roseville Community Hospital, medical executive committee

  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center, medical committee chairman

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Publications by Dr. Mark W. Lischner

  • Lischner, M.W. (1966). Prevalence of respiratory symptoms in an industrial population. Diseases of the Chest.

  • Lischner, M.W. et. al. (1971). Natural history of alcoholic hepatitis. The American Journal of Digestive Diseases.

  • Harris, J.O., Lischner, M.W. (1973). Tuberculosis in active duty military personnel. Military Medicine.

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Last Modified August 4, 2020

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