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Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH

Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH

Professor and Interim Chief
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
Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
Director, Adult Respiratory Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO)

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(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

Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH is professor of surgery in the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCSF and Doris F. and Donald G. Fisher Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Therapies and Science Kukreja is program and surgical director of the UCSF Medical Center Lung Transplant Program and director of the adult respiratory mechanical circulatory support (ECMO) program.

Kukreja earned a medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed residencies in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and in cardiothoracic surgery at UCSF. She completed fellowships in general surgery and thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and completed extensive training in the design of clinical trials. She also earned a master's degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kukreja has received numerous professional honors including the Pharmacia/Upjohn Trauma Research Competition Award, John A. Mannick Research Award and Excellence in Teaching Award at Harvard Medical School. 

Most recent publications from a total of 50
  1. Brzezinski M, Kukreja J, Mitchell JD. Time-efficient, goal-directed, and evidence-based teaching in the ICU. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Apr; 32(2):136-143. View in PubMed
  2. Perez AA, Singer JP, Schwartz BS, Chin-Hong P, Shah RJ, Kleinhenz ME, Gao Y, Venado A, Leard LE, Golden JA, Kukreja J, Greenland JR, Hays SR. Management and clinical outcomes after lung transplantation in patients with pre-transplant Mycobacterium abscessus infection: a single center experience. Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 29; e13084. View in PubMed
  3. Greenland JR, Wang P, Brotman JJ, Ahuja R, Chong TA, Kleinhenz ME, Leard LE, Golden JA, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Rajalingam R, Jones K, Laszik ZG, Trivedi NN, Greenland NY, Blanc PD. Gene signatures common to allograft rejection are associated with lymphocytic bronchitis. Clin Transplant. 2019 Mar 08; e13515. View in PubMed
  4. Brzezinski M, Kukreja J, Mitchell JD. Time-efficient, goal-directed, and evidence-based teaching in the ICU. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Feb 08. View in PubMed
  5. Zhang Y, Jones KD, Achtar-Zadeh N, Green G, Kukreja J, Xu B, Wolters PJ. Histopathological and molecular analysis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis lungs from patients treated with pirfenidone or nintedanib. Histopathology. 2019 Jan; 74(2):341-349. View in PubMed
  6. Singer JP, Soong A, Chen J, Shrestha P, Zhuo H, Gao Y, Greenland JR, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Golden J, Gregorich SE, Stewart AL. Development and Preliminary Validation of the Lung Transplant Quality of Life (LT-QOL) Survey. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 10. View in PubMed
  7. Kolaitis NA, Kukreja J, Jones KD, Hays SR, Leard LE. Pirfenidone-Induced Sarcoid-Like Reaction: A Novel Complication. Chest. 2018 Oct; 154(4):e89-e92. View in PubMed
  8. Calabrese DR, Chong T, Wang A, Singer JP, Gottschall M, Hays SR, Golden JA, Kukreja J, Lanier LL, Tang Q, Greenland JR. NKG2C natural killer cells in bronchoalveolar lavage are associated with cytomegalovirus viremia and poor outcomes in lung allograft recipients. Transplantation. 2018 Sep 11. View in PubMed
  9. Calabrese DR, Florez R, Dewey K, Hui C, Torgerson D, Chong T, Faust H, Rajalingam R, Hays SR, Golden JA, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Greenland JR. Genotypes associated with tacrolimus pharmacokinetics impact clinical outcomes in lung transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2018 Aug; 32(8):e13332. View in PubMed
  10. Ramirez JL, Urisman A, Kukreja J, Kratz JR. Surgical Management of Pulmonary Mucormycosis in Third-Trimester Pregnancy. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep. 2018 Jan; 7(1):e27-e29. View in PubMed
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