Jasleen Kukreja, MD, MPH

Program and surgical director of the Lung Transplantation Program

Dr. Jasleen Kukreja is a cardiothoracic surgeon and program and surgical director of the UCSF Medical Center Lung Transplant Program. She is also the director of the adult respiratory mechanical circulatory support (ECMO) program. 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. 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.

She is the associate director of UCSF's lung transplant research division of cardiothoracic surgery. Kukreja is also a professor of clinical surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Clinics

ILD Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2577
Fax: (415) 353-8944

Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth 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) 353-7151

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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