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

Surgical director of the Lung Transplantation Program

Dr. Jasleen Kukreja is a thoracic surgeon and surgical director of Lung Transplant at UCSF Medical Center. She performs lung transplant surgery and lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema, and treats patients with tumors of the chest including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors and mesothelioma.

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 many professional honors including the Pharmacia/Upjohn Trauma Research Competition Award, John A. Mannick Research Award and Excellence in Teaching Award at Harvard Medical School. She is an associate professor of clinical surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine. Kukreja is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery, and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in thoracic and cardiac surgery.

Clinics

Interstitial Lung Disease Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2577
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Friday
8 a.m. – noon

Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exact times vary depending on number of physicians in clinic)

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone: (415) 885-3882
Fax: (415) 353-9525

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu

Education

UCLA School of Medicine 1994

Residencies

UCLA Hospital, Surgery 1996
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Surgery 2004
UCSF Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hayes D, Tobias JD, Kukreja J, Preston TJ, Yates AR, Kirkby S, Whitson BA. Extracorporeal life support for acute respiratory distress syndromes. Ann Thorac Med. 2013 Jul; 8(3):133-41.
  2. Sottile PD, Iturbe D, Katsumoto TR, Connolly MK, Collard HR, Leard LA, Hays S, Golden JA, Hoopes C, Kukreja J, Singer JP. Outcomes in systemic sclerosis-related lung disease after lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 Apr 15; 95(7):975-80.
  3. Kohi MP, Naeger DM, Kukreja J, Fidelman N, Laberge JM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Preoperative CT-Guided percutaneous wire localization of ground glass pulmonary nodules with a modified Kopans wire. J Thorac Dis. 2013 Apr; 5(2):E31-4.
  4. Singer JP, Chen J, Blanc PD, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Chen H. A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions. Am J Transplant. 2013 Apr; 13(4):839-50.
  5. Sayah DM, Schwartz BS, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Golden JA, Leard LE. Scedosporium prolificans pericarditis and mycotic aortic aneurysm in a lung transplant recipient receiving voriconazole prophylaxis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 15(2):E70-4.
  6. Hoopes CW, Kukreja J, Golden J, Davenport DL, Diaz-Guzman E, Zwischenberger JB. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to pulmonary transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar; 145(3):862-7; discussion 867-8.
  7. Cha SI, Ryerson CJ, Lee JS, Kukreja J, Barry SS, Jones KD, Elicker BM, Kim DS, Papa FR, Collard HR, Wolters PJ. Cleaved cytokeratin-18 is a mechanistically informative biomarker in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Res. 2012; 13:105.
  8. Urisman A, Leard LE, Nathan M, Elicker BM, Hoopes C, Kukreja J, Jones KD. Rapidly progressive pulmonary venoocclusive disease in young women taking oral contraceptives. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Sep; 31(9):1031-6.
  9. Ahmad U, Wang Z, Bryant AS, Kim AW, Kukreja J, Mason DP, Bermudez CA, Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ. Outcomes for lung transplantation for lung cancer in the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep; 94(3):935-40; discussion 940-1.
  10. Sapru A, Zaroff JG, Pawlikowska L, Liu KD, Khush KK, Baxter-Lowe LA, Hayden V, Menza RL, Convery M, Lo V, Poon A, Kim H, Young WL, Kukreja J, Matthay MA. The 4G/4G genotype of the PAI-1 (serpine-1) 4G/5G polymorphism is associated with decreased lung allograft utilization. Am J Transplant. 2012 Jul; 12(7):1848-54.
  11. Singer JP, Chen H, Phelan T, Kukreja J, Golden JA, Blanc PD. Survival following lung transplantation for silicosis and other occupational lung diseases. Occup Med (Lond). 2012 Mar; 62(2):134-7.
  12. Hayes D, Kukreja J, Tobias JD, Ballard HO, Hoopes CW. Ambulatory venovenous extracorporeal respiratory support as a bridge for cystic fibrosis patients to emergent lung transplantation. J Cyst Fibros. 2012 Jan; 11(1):40-5.
  13. Wood WG, Guy TS, Arora K, Firoozabadi R, Kim H, Kukreja J, Pagel PS, Brzezinski M. Posterior glenohumeral joint dislocation: a rare complication of central venous cannulation in a patient undergoing coronary artery surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Feb; 27(1):101-2.
  14. Brzezinski M, Kukreja J, Mitchell JD, Pagel PS, Tassone RF. Sudden onset of atrial flutter during continuous venovenous hemodialysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Jun; 26(3):535-6.
  15. Raz DJ, Gomez SL, Chang ET, Kim JY, Keegan TH, Pham J, Kukreja J, Hiatt RA, Jablons DM. Epidemiology of non-small cell lung cancer in Asian Americans: incidence patterns among six subgroups by nativity. J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Dec; 3(12):1391-7.
  16. Kukreja J, Jaklitsch MT, Wiener DC, Sugarbaker DJ, Burgers S, Baas P. Malignant pleural mesothelioma: overview of the North American and European experience. Thorac Surg Clin. 2004 Nov; 14(4):435-45.
  17. Colwell AS, Kukreja J, Breuing KH, Lester S, Orgill DP. Occult breast carcinoma in reduction mammaplasty specimens: 14-year experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Jun; 113(7):1984-8.
  18. Kukreja J, Jaklitsch MT. Section IV: selective use of neoadjuvant therapy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Apr; 15(2):187-96.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.