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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, Thoracic Surgery Residency 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 46
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Zhang Y, Jones KD, Achtar-Zadeh N, Green G, Kukreja J, Xu B, Wolters PJ. Histopathologic and Molecular Analysis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Lungs from Patients Treated with Pirfenidone or Nintedanib. Histopathology. 2018 Aug 28. View in PubMed
  5. 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
  6. 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 Jun 19; e13332. View in PubMed
  7. Singer JP, Soong A, Bruun A, Bracha A, Chin G, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Rigler J, Golden JA, Greenland JR, Garvey C. A mobile health technology enabled home-based intervention to treat frailty in adult lung transplant candidates: A pilot study. Clin Transplant. 2018 May 09; e13274. View in PubMed
  8. Greenland JR, Chong T, Wang AS, Martinez E, Shrestha P, Kukreja J, Hays SR, Golden JA, Singer JP, Tang Q. Suppressed calcineurin-dependent gene expression identifies lung allograft recipients at increased risk of infection. Am J Transplant. 2018 Apr 19. View in PubMed
  9. Singer JP, Diamond JM, Anderson MR, Katz PP, Covinsky K, Oyster M, Blue T, Soong A, Kalman L, Shrestha P, Arcasoy SM, Greenland JR, Shah L, Kukreja J, Blumenthal NP, Easthausen I, Golden JA, McBurnie A, Cantu E, Sonett J, Hays S, Robbins H, Raza K, Bacchetta M, Shah RJ, D'Ovidio F, Venado A, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Frailty phenotypes and mortality after lung transplantation: A prospective cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2018 Apr 18. View in PubMed
  10. Warnecke G, Van Raemdonck D, Smith MA, Massard G, Kukreja J, Rea F, Loor G, De Robertis F, Nagendran J, Dhital KK, Moradiellos Díez FJ, Knosalla C, Bermudez CA, Tsui S, McCurry K, Wang IW, Deuse T, Lesèche G, Thomas P, Tudorache I, Kühn C, Avsar M, Wiegmann B, Sommer W, Neyrinck A, Schiavon M, Calebrese F, Santelmo N, Olland A, Falcoz PE, Simon AR, Varela A, Madsen JC, Hertz M, Haverich A, Ardehali A. Normothermic ex-vivo preservation with the portable Organ Care System Lung device for bilateral lung transplantation (INSPIRE): a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority, phase 3 study. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 05; 6(5):357-367. View in PubMed
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