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

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

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


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
  • Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma (BAC)
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Lung Metastases
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Masses
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Sarcomas
  • Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Clinical trials for new surgical modalities
  • Novel therapies for lung cancer

Dr. Jasleen Kukreja is 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 41
  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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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