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Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Program & Surgical Director, UCSF Lung Transplant Program
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, CODA

Contact Information

 (415) 885-3882  Appointments                                                                    (415) 353-7151  Clinic Fax                                                                          

Education

  • UCLA School of Medicine, M.D.
  • Harvard School of Public Health, M.P.H.
  • Guru Nanak Dev University,  M.S., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • University of California, Irvine, B.S. Biology

Residencies

  • UCLA, Intern, General Surgery
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Resident, General Surgery
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • UCSF, Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • UCSF, Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowships

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Postdoctoral Research Fellow - General Surgery, 1996-1998
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Clinical Fellow -Thoracic Surgery, 2002-30
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, CALGB Clinical Research Fellow, Thoracic Surgery, 2003-04

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Program Affiliations

  • Thoracic Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Lung Transplantation, UCSF Heart and Lung Transplantation Program
  • San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Clinical Expertise

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials for new surgical modalities
  • Novel therapies for lung cancer

Biography

Dr. Jasleen Kukreja is an Associate Professor of Surgery, and Program and Surgical Director of the UCSF Lung Transplant Program. She is a thoracic surgeon who treats patients with tumors of the chest including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, mesothelioma and performs the fully array of thoracic procedures including lung transplantation for patients with lung diseases.

Dr. Kukreja trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital under Dr. David Sugarbaker, and at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, completing fellowships in both thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology. As a CALGB (Cancer and Leukemia Group B) clinical research fellow, Dr. Kukreja received extensive training in the design of clinical trials.

Dr. Kukreja served as Chief Cardiothoracic Resident at UCSF under Dr. David Jablons, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery. She also studied the techniques of minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center under Dr. Robert McKenna, Jr., Surgical Director of the Center for Chest Diseases.


Dr. Kukreja has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and lectures on surgery for lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mesothelioma. She is also the recipient of numerous professional honors including the Pharmacia/Upjohn Trauma Research Competition Award, the John A. Mannick Research Award, and Excellence in Teaching Award at the Harvard Medical School.

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 24
  1. Okoye CC, Jablons DM, Jahan TM, Kukreja J, Cardozo S, Yom SS. Divergent management strategies for typical versus atypical carcinoid tumors of the thoracic cavity. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug; 37(4):350-5. View in PubMed
  2. Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP. The Feasibility of Lung Transplantation in HIV-Seropositive Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):882-9. View in PubMed
  3. Greer AM, Matthay MA, Kukreja J, Bhakta NR, Nguyen CP, Wolters PJ, Woodruff PG, Fahy JV, Shin JS. Accumulation of BDCA1+ Dendritic Cells in Interstitial Fibrotic Lung Diseases and Th2-High Asthma. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e99084. View in PubMed
  4. Barcia SM, Kukreja J, Jones KD. Pulmonary interstitial emphysema in adults: a clinicopathologic study of 53 lung explants. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Mar; 38(3):339-45. View in PubMed
  5. Greenland JR, Jewell NP, Gottschall M, Trivedi NN, Kukreja J, Hays SR, Singer JP, Golden JA, Caughey GH. Bronchoalveolar lavage cell immunophenotyping facilitates diagnosis of lung allograft rejection. Am J Transplant. 2014 Apr; 14(4):831-40. View in PubMed
  6. Singer JP, Blanc PD, Dean YM, Hays S, Leard L, Kukreja J, Golden J, Katz PP. Development and validation of a lung transplant-specific disability questionnaire. Thorax. 2014 May; 69(5):445-50. View in PubMed
  7. Hayes D, Tobias JD, Kukreja J, Preston TJ, Yates AR, Kirkby S, Whitson BA. Extracorporeal life support for acute respiratory distress syndromes. Ann Thorac Med. 2013 Jul; 8(3):133-41. View in PubMed
  8. Sottile PD, Iturbe D, Katsumoto TR, Connolly MK, Collard HR, Leard LA, Hays S, Golden JA, Hoopes C, Kukreja J, Singer JP. Outcomes in systemic sclerosis-related lung disease after lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 Apr 15; 95(7):975-80. View in PubMed
  9. Kohi MP, Naeger DM, Kukreja J, Fidelman N, Laberge JM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Preoperative CT-Guided percutaneous wire localization of ground glass pulmonary nodules with a modified Kopans wire. J Thorac Dis. 2013 Apr; 5(2):E31-4. View in PubMed
  10. Singer JP, Chen J, Blanc PD, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Chen H. A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions. Am J Transplant. 2013 Apr; 13(4):839-50. View in PubMed
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