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Mark Strand, DO,MS

About Mark

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.

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

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."

Locations Altru Professional Center, Altru Clinic | Crookston
  • 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
  • College
  • 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
  • Internship
  • Surgical Internship Millcreek Community Hospital
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Residency
  • 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
89 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care


3.8 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful


4.6 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful


4.8 out of 5 Stars


Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 05/26/2022

    I was very satisfied with the treatment I received from Dr. Strand, his office staff and everyone involved in my surgery and care at the hospital.

    Rating: 5
  • 04/19/2022

    Visit was follow up after surgery. Very pleased with this doctor and his staff

    Rating: 5
  • 04/01/2022

    I definitely would see and recommend Dr Strand again!!!!

    Rating: 5
  • 03/03/2022

    Dr stand is a great doctor! I would recommend him to anyone!

    Rating: 4.38