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

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Doris F. and Donald G. Fisher Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Therapies and Science
Program & Surgical Director, UCSF Lung Transplant Program
Co-Director, CODA

Contact Information

(415) 353-4145  Patients & Clinic (Lung Transplant) 
(415) 885-3882  Patients & Clinic (Thoracic Oncology Program)

                                                                  
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • 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 trials for new surgical modalities
  • Novel therapies for lung cancer

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.

Most recent publications from a total of 37
  1. Singer JP, Katz PP, Soong A, Shrestha P, Huang D, Ho J, Mindo M, Greenland JR, Hays SR, Golden J, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Shah RJ, Blanc PD. The Effect of Lung Transplantation on Health Related Quality of Life in the Era of the Lung Allocation Score: A U.S. Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Transplant. 2016 Oct 15. View in PubMed
  2. Schuch LG, Yip A, Nouri KF, Gregersen M, Cason B, Kukreja J, Wozniak C, Brzezinski M. Serotonin Syndrome Following an Uncomplicated Orthopedic Surgery in a Patient With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mil Med. 2016 Sep; 181(9):e1185-8. View in PubMed
  3. Disayabutr S, Kim EK, Cha SI, Green G, Naikawadi RP, Jones KD, Golden JA, Schroeder A, Matthay MA, Kukreja J, Erle DJ, Collard HR, Wolters PJ. miR-34 miRNAs Regulate Cellular Senescence in Type II Alveolar Epithelial Cells of Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0158367. View in PubMed
  4. Greenland JR, Wong CM, Ahuja R, Wang AS, Uchida C, Golden JA, Hays SR, Leard LE, Rajalingam R, Singer JP, Kukreja J, Wolters PJ, Caughey GH, Tang Q. Donor-Reactive Regulatory T-Cell Frequency Increases During Acute Cellular Rejection of Lung Allografts. Transplantation. 2016 Apr 13. View in PubMed
  5. Theodore P, Bush E, Kukreja J, Seely E, Gomez A. Endobronchial valve placement for intractable airleaks. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Dec 16; 10 Suppl 1:A271. View in PubMed
  6. Singer JP, Diamond JM, Gries CJ, McDonnough J, Blanc PD, Shah R, Dean MY, Hersh B, Wolters PJ, Tokman S, Arcasoy SM, Ramphal K, Greenland JR, Smith N, Heffernan P, Shah L, Shrestha P, Golden JA, Blumenthal NP, Huang D, Sonett J, Hays S, Oyster M, Katz PP, Robbins H, Brown M, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Bacchetta M, Bush E, D'Ovidio F, Rushefski M, Raza K, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Frailty Phenotypes, Disability, and Outcomes in Adult Candidates for Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec 1; 192(11):1325-34. View in PubMed
  7. Tokman S, Hays SR, Leard LE, Bush EL, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Golden JA, Singer JP. Prolonged Barium-Impaction Ileus in Two Lung Transplant Recipients With Systemic Sclerosis: Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2015 Dec; 47(10):2965-7. View in PubMed
  8. Mansh M, Binstock M, Williams K, Hafeez F, Kim J, Glidden D, Boettger R, Hays S, Kukreja J, Golden J, Asgari MM, Chin-Hong P, Singer JP, Arron ST. Voriconazole Exposure and Risk of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Aspergillus Colonization, Invasive Aspergillosis and Death in Lung Transplant Recipients. Am J Transplant. 2016 Jan; 16(1):262-70. View in PubMed
  9. Kern RM, Singer JP, Koth L, Mooney J, Golden J, Hays S, Greenland J, Wolters P, Ghio E, Jones KD, Leard L, Kukreja J, Blanc PD. Lung transplantation for hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1558-65. View in PubMed
  10. Singer JP, Peterson ER, Snyder ME, Katz PP, Golden JA, D'Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Kukreja J, Shah L, Robbins H, Van Horn K, Shah RJ, Diamond JM, Wickersham N, Sun L, Hays S, Arcasoy SM, Palmer SM, Ware LB, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Body composition and mortality after adult lung transplantation in the United States. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov 1; 190(9):1012-21. View in PubMed
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