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)

Contact Information

(415) 353-4145  Patients & Clinic (Lung Transplant) 
(415) 885-3882  Patients & Clinic (Thoracic Oncology Program)
(415) 353-8195 Academic Office
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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. 

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  1. Venado A, Kolaitis NA, Huang CY, Gao Y, Glidden DV, Soong A, Sutter N, Katz PP, Greenland JR, Calabrese DR, Hays SR, Golden JA, Shah RJ, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Deuse T, Wolters PJ, Covinsky K, Blanc PD, Singer JP. Frailty after lung transplantation is associated with impaired health-related quality of life and mortality. Thorax. 2020 May 06. View in PubMed
  2. Nguyen AT, Brzezinski M, Chen J, Nguyen NV, Dinh LV, Kukreja J. Lung transplant programs in developing countries: challenges, solutions, and outcomes. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 Apr 22. View in PubMed
  3. Kukreja J, Chen J, Brzezinski M. Redefining marginality: donor lung criteria. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 Apr 16. View in PubMed
  4. Perez AA, Hays SR, Soong A, Gao Y, Greenland JR, Leard LE, Shah RJ, Golden J, Kukreja J, Venado A, Kleinhenz ME, Singer JP. Improvements in frailty contribute to substantial improvements in quality of life after lung transplantation in patients with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Apr 01. View in PubMed
  5. Hamilton BCS, Dincheva GR, Matthay MA, Hays S, Singer JP, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Improved survival after lung transplantation for adults requiring preoperative invasive mechanical ventilation: A national cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 04. View in PubMed
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