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Department of Surgery »  Faculty »  Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery »  Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., M.P.H.

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 18
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Sayah DM, Schwartz BS, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Golden JA, Leard LE. Scedosporium prolificans pericarditis and mycotic aortic aneurysm in a lung transplant recipient receiving voriconazole prophylaxis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 15(2):E70-4. View in PubMed
  6. Hoopes CW, Kukreja J, Golden J, Davenport DL, Diaz-Guzman E, Zwischenberger JB. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to pulmonary transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar; 145(3):862-7; discussion 867-8. View in PubMed
  7. Cha SI, Ryerson CJ, Lee JS, Kukreja J, Barry SS, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Kim DS, Papa FR, Collard HR, Wolters PJ. Cleaved cytokeratin-18 is a mechanistically informative biomarker in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Res. 2012; 13:105. View in PubMed
  8. Urisman A, Leard LE, Nathan M, Elicker BM, Hoopes C, Kukreja J, Jones KD. Rapidly progressive pulmonary venoocclusive disease in young women taking oral contraceptives. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Sep; 31(9):1031-6. View in PubMed
  9. Ahmad U, Wang Z, Bryant AS, Kim AW, Kukreja J, Mason DP, Bermudez CA, Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ. Outcomes for lung transplantation for lung cancer in the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep; 94(3):935-40; discussion 940-1. View in PubMed
  10. Sapru A, Zaroff JG, Pawlikowska L, Liu KD, Khush KK, Baxter-Lowe LA, Hayden V, Menza RL, Convery M, Lo V, Poon A, Kim H, Young WL, Kukreja J, Matthay MA. The 4G/4G genotype of the PAI-1 (serpine-1) 4G/5G polymorphism is associated with decreased lung allograft utilization. Am J Transplant. 2012 Jul; 12(7):1848-54. View in PubMed
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