Mark Strand DO,MS

Mark Strand, DO, MS

  • Ear
  • Nose & Throat
  • Otolaryngology


Altru Professional Center

4440 S. Washington St. Main Entrance, Door #13
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Altru Clinic | Crookston

400 S. Minnesota St.
Crookston, MN, 56716

First Care Health Center

115 Vivian Street
Park River, ND, 58270

About Me

Dr. Mark Strand specializes in Otolaryngology at Altru Professional Center. He treats patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Both he and his wife are North Dakota natives and are happy to be back in their home state. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Strand is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching sports.

Philosophy of Medicine

"I approach patients with the same compassion and respect I would show my own family. I emphasize the importance of knowing all the available treatment options and then help them decide which option is best for them."

  • Chief Resident – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Hamot, Erie, PA
  • Sigma Sigma Phi- Medical School Honor Society
  • Lange Student Award, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, awarded to top two ranking medical students
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of North Dakota
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery at University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences



Bachelor of Science in Biology 
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

Master of Science in Medical Education 
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erie, Pennsylvania

Medical School

University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville, KY


Surgical Internship 
Millcreek Community Hospital
Erie, Pennsylvania


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Hamot
Erie, Pennsylvania

Board Certification
  • American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology - Otolaryn & Facial Plastic Surg, Board Certified
Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery including balloon sinuplasty
  • Management of surgical management of thyroid disorders and nodules
  • Vocal Problems and vocal cord injections
  • Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation


Surgical Removal of Rheumatoid Nodule That Presented as a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: A Case Report

Author: Jacob M. Tupa, BS, Jace R. Otremba, BS, and Mark D. Strand, DO, MS

Publisher: Sage