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Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH

Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH

Professor & 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, Adult Respiratory Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO)

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

Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH is professor and interim chief of 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 42
  1. Van Raemdonck D, Hartwig MG, Hertz MI, Davis RD, Cypel M, Hayes D, Ivulich S, Kukreja J, Lease ED, Loor G, Mercier O, Paoletti L, Parmar J, Rampolla R, Wille K, Walia R, Keshavjee S. Report of the ISHLT Working Group on primary lung graft dysfunction Part IV: Prevention and treatment: A 2016 Consensus Group statement of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Oct; 36(10):1121-1136. View in PubMed
  2. Greenland JR, Sun H, Calabrese D, Chong T, Singer JP, Kukreja J, Hays SR, Golden JA, Caughey GH, Venstrom JM, Rajalingam R. HLA Mismatching Favoring Host-Versus-Graft NK Cell Activity Via KIR3DL1 Is Associated With Improved Outcomes Following Lung Transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2017 Aug; 17(8):2192-2199. View in PubMed
  3. Faust HE, Golden JA, Rajalingam R, Wang AS, Green G, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Wolters PJ, Greenland JR. Short lung transplant donor telomere length is associated with decreased CLAD-free survival. Thorax. 2017 Apr 26. View in PubMed
  4. Hayes D, Tumin D, Budev MM, Tobias JD, St John RC, Kukreja J. Adverse outcomes associated with pulmonary hypertension in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after bilateral lung transplantation. Respir Med. 2017 Jul; 128:102-108. View in PubMed
  5. Hamilton BC, Kukreja J, Ware LB, Matthay MA. Protein biomarkers associated with primary graft dysfunction following lung transplantation. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 Apr 01; 312(4):L531-L541. View in PubMed
  6. 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. 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. 2017 May; 17(5):1334-1345. View in PubMed
  7. 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 Oct; 100(10):2090-8. View in PubMed
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 01; 192(11):1325-34. View in PubMed
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