Meso Research | Science Advisory Board | Petr F. Hausner, MD, PHD

This Meso Foundation’s Science Advisory board works to raise continued awareness about the need for mesothelioma and asbestos research. Led by some of the best mesothelioma specialists in the field, the Board serves as a resource for patients and families, helping to offer an outlet for education as well as striving to improve mesothelioma treatment options.

Among those on our board of mesothelioma and asbestos research experts is Dr. Petr F. Hausner

Meet Petr F. Hausner, MD, PhD

Mesothelioma Research Experts: Petr F. Hausner, MD, PHD

Dr. Hausner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Hausner’s major clinical interests center on the management of patients with solid cancers in particular mesothelioma and other thoracic malignancies including lung cancer as well as melanoma and other skin cancers including Kaposi sarcoma. To advance the management of these cancers and offer patients with these cancers optimal care, he performs clinical trials for these diseases.

His laboratory research is centered on the cellular and tissue level of cancer growth. He studies gap junctional intercellular communications and their function in drug resistance. Phenotypic changes related to the epithelial mesothelial transition are studied in melanoma and mesothelioma. He also studies milky spots of the pleural and peritoneal cavities to better understand the pathogenesis and spread of mesothelioma. Another focus is tumor stem cells as the ultimate object of cancer therapy.

Contact Info for Petr F. Hausner, MD, PHD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
22 S. Greene Street, Suite S9D04
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


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