Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH

Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH

Professor
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
  • 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

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 67
  1. Kolaitis NA, Calabrese DR, Ahearn P, Venado A, Florez R, Lei HL, Isaak K, Henricksen E, Martinez E, Chong T, Shah RJ, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Golden J, De Marco T, Greenland JR, Kukreja J, Hays SR, Blanc PD, Singer JP. Tacrolimus trough monitoring guided by mass spectrometry without accounting for assay differences is associated with acute kidney injury in lung transplant recipients. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019 Nov 07. View in PubMed
  2. Mallavia B, Liu F, Lefrançais E, Cleary SJ, Kwaan N, Tian JJ, Magnen M, Sayah DM, Soong A, Chen J, Saggar R, Shino MY, Ross DJ, Derhovanessian A, Lynch Iii JP, Ardehali A, Weigt SS, Belperio JA, Hays SR, Golden JA, Leard LE, Shah RJ, Kleinhenz ME, Venado A, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Looney MR. Mitochondrial DNA Stimulates TLR9-Dependent NET Formation in Primary Graft Dysfunction. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019 Oct 24. View in PubMed
  3. Calabrese DR, Wang P, Chong T, Hoover J, Singer JP, Torgerson D, Hays SR, Golden JA, Kukreja J, Dugger D, Christie JD, Investigators L, Greenland JR. Dectin-1 genetic deficiency predicts chronic lung allograft dysfunction and death. JCI Insight. 2019 Oct 15. View in PubMed
  4. Anderson MR, Udupa JK, Edwin E, Diamond JM, Singer JP, Kukreja J, Hays SR, Greenland JR, Ferrante A, Lippel M, Blue T, McBurnie A, Oyster M, Kalman L, Rushefski M, Wu C, Pednekar G, Liu W, Arcasoy S, Sonett J, D'Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Newell JD, Torigian D, Cantu E, Farber DL, Giles JT, Tong Y, Palmer S, Ware LB, Hancock WW, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Adipose tissue quantification and primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation: The Lung Transplant Body Composition study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Aug 10. View in PubMed
  5. Loor G, Warnecke G, Villavicencio MA, Smith MA, Kukreja J, Ardehali A, Hartwig M, Daneshmand MA, Hertz MI, Huddleston S, Haverich A, Madsen JC, Van Raemdonck D. Portable normothermic ex-vivo lung perfusion, ventilation, and functional assessment with the Organ Care System on donor lung use for transplantation from extended-criteria donors (EXPAND): a single-arm, pivotal trial. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Aug 01. View in PubMed
  6. Anderson MR, Kolaitis NA, Gao Y, Kukreja J, Greenland J, Hays S, Wolters P, Golden J, Diamond J, Palmer S, Arcasoy S, Udupa J, Christie JD, Lederer DJ, Singer JP. A nonlinear relationship between visceral adipose tissue and frailty in adult lung transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2019 Jul 06. View in PubMed
  7. 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
  8. 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 Jun; 21(3):e13084. View in PubMed
  9. Venado A, McCulloch C, Greenland JR, Katz P, Soong A, Shrestha P, Hays S, Golden J, Shah R, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Kukreja J, Zablotska L, Allen IE, Covinsky K, Blanc P, Singer JP. Frailty trajectories in adult lung transplantation: A cohort study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Jul; 38(7):699-707. View in PubMed
  10. 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 May; 33(5):e13515. View in PubMed
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