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Puja Kachroo, MD

  • Instructor of Surgery

Medical School

MD, Ross University, Dominica, West Indies, 2007

Graduate School

MS, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2003

Post Doctoral Education

Intern, General Surgery, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, 2007-2008

Junior Resident, General Surgery, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, 2008-2010

Fellow, K30 Graduate Training Program in Translational and Clinical Investigation, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 2010-2011

Research Fellow, Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery & Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 2010-2012

Senior Resident, General Surgery, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, 2012-2014

Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2014-2016

Clinical Interests

Coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacements incorporating transcatheter-based interventions, and surgical treatment of aortic diseases

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart and Vascular Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
Patient appointments: 314-362-2821

Selected Publications

Zhu L, Davoodi M, Srivastava MK, Kachroo P, Lee JM, St John M, Harris-White M, Huang M, Strieter RM, Dubinett S, Sharma S. GITR agonist enhances vaccination responses in lung cancer. Oncoimmunology 2015 Apr 27;4(4):e992237.

Kachroo P, Lee MH, Pagano PC, Yanagawa J, Wang G, Walser TC, Krysan K, Sharma S, John MS, Dubinett SM, Lee JM. Combination treatment with Apricoxib and IL-27 enhances inhibition of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human lung cancer cells through a STAT1 dominant pathway. J Cancer Sci Ther 2014 Nov;6(11):468-77.

Kachroo P, Lee MH, Zhang L, Baratelli F, Lee G, Srivastava MK, Wang G, Walser TC, Krysan K, Sharma S, Dubinett SM, Lee JM. IL-27 inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition and angiogenic factor production in a STAT1-dominant pathway in human non-small cell lung cancer. J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2013 Nov 25;32(1):97.

Kachroo P, Pak PS, Sandha HS, Lee C, Elashoff D, Nelson SD, Chmielowksi B, Selch MT, Cameron RB, Holmes EC, Eilber FC, Lee JM. Single institution, multidisciplinary experience with surgical resection of primary chest wall sarcomas. J Thorac Oncol 2012 Mar; 7(3):552-8.

Kachroo P, Pak PS, Sandha HS, Nelson SD, Seeger LL, Cameron RB, Eilber FC, Lee JM. Chest wall sarcomas are accurately diagnosed by image-guided core needle biopsy. J Thorac Oncol 2012 Jan; 7(1):151-6.

de La Rouchefoucauld O, Kachroo P, Olson ES. Ossicular motion related to middle ear transmission delay in gerbil. Hear Res 2010; 270(1-2):158-72.