Daniel Kreisel

Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Surgery, Pathology & Immunology
  • Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., 1995

Post Doctoral Education

Intern in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995-96

Resident in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1996-2002

Chief Resident in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-03

Ph.D., Immunology Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2003-05

Board Certifications

General Surgery -- Certified
Thoracic Surgery -- Certified

Honors and Awards

2002: Jonathan E. Rhoads Research Award, University of Pennsylvania

1998: Research Fellowship, Thoracic Foundation for Research and Education

1998: Sherwood Davis & Geck Research Fellowship, Association for Academic Surgeons

1995: Alpha Omega Alpha, Lambda Chapter, Honor Medical Society

1995: Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1995: George James Award for the Best Epidemiology Study, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kreisel specializes in general thoracic surgery and lung transplantation.

Other areas of clinical interest include thoracic oncology and benign esophageal disease.

Research Interests

Transplantation immunology, tumor immunology, innate immunity and ischemia-reperfusion injury.

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite B, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-6021
Fax: (314) 367-8459

Selected Publications

Kreisel D, Richardson SB, Li W, Lin X, Kornfeld CG, Sugimoto S, Hsieh CS, Gelman AE, Krupnick AS. Cutting Edge: MHC Class II Expression by Pulmonary Nonhematopoietic Cells Plays a Critical Role in Controlling Local Inflammatory Responses. J Immunol. 2010 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Nava RG, Li W, Gelman AE, Krupnick AS, Miller MJ, Kreisel D. Two-photon microscopy in pulmonary research. Semin Immunopathol. 2010 Sep;32(3):297-304.

Melby SJ, Larue SJ, Lasala JM, Pal N, Lakshminarasimhachar A, Trulock EP, Kreisel D, Pasque MK, Puri V, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS. Anatomic distortion of the right coronary artery as a complication of lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):2000-1.

Denlinger CE, Fernandez F, Meyers BF, Pratt W, Zoole JB, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Crabtree T. Lymph node evaluation in video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy versus lobectomy by thoracotomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):1730-5; discussion 1736.

Puri V, van Berkel V, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D. Delayed presentation of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.
Hernia. 2010 Aug;14(4):447-8.

Gelman AE, Okazaki M, Sugimoto S, Li W, Kornfeld CG, Lai J, Richardson SB, Kreisel FH, Huang HJ, Tietjens JR, Zinselmeyer BH, Patterson GA, Miller MJ, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D. CCR2 regulates monocyte recruitment as well as CD4 T1 allorecognition after lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2010 May;10(5):1189-99.

Crabtree TD, Denlinger CE, Meyers BF, El Naqa I, Zoole J, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Bradley JD. Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus surgical resection for stage I non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;140(2):377-86.

Puri V, Garg N, Engelhardt EE, Kreisel D, Crabtree TD, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS. Tumor location is not an independent prognostic factor in early stage non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr;89(4):1053-9.

Li W, Sugimoto S, Lai J, Patterson GA, Gelman AE, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D. Orthotopic vascularized right lung transplantation in the mouse. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jun;139(6):1637-43.

Puri V, Scavuzzo M, Guthrie T, Hachem R, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Lung transplantation and donation after cardiac death: a single center experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1609-14; discussion 1614-5.

Fernandez FG, Denlinger CE, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS. Massive bilateral chylothoraces complicating mediastinal granulomatous disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;88(3):1012-3.

Sugimoto S, Lin X, Lai J, Okazaki M, Das NA, Li W, Krupnick AS, Chen R, Jeong SS, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Gelman AE. Apyrase treatment prevents ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat lung isografts.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Sep;138(3):752-9.

Gelman AE, Li W, Richardson SB, Zinselmeyer BH, Lai J, Okazaki M, Kornfeld CG, Kreisel FH, Sugimoto S, Tietjens JR, Dempster J, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS, Miller MJ, Kreisel D. Cutting edge: Acute lung allograft rejection is independent of secondary lymphoid organs. J Immunol. 2009 Apr 1;182(7):3969-73.

Sugimoto S, Lin X, Okazaki M, Lai J, Tietjens JR, Huang H, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Gelman AE. Monocyte differentiation is controlled by MyD88 after mouse orthotopic lung transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2009 Jan-Feb;41(1):388-90.

Okazaki M, Sugimoto S, Lai J, Kornfeld CG, Hotchkiss RS, Richardson SB, Li W, Kreisel FH, Huang HJ, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS, Gelman AE, Kreisel D. Costimulatory blockade-mediated lung allograft acceptance is abrogated by overexpression of Bcl-2 in the recipient. Transplant Proc. 2009 Jan-Feb;41(1):385-7.

Pub Med page for Daniel Kreisel, M.D., Ph.D.


Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Kaiser LR (eds.). The Surgical Review: a Comprehensive Clinical and Basic Science Study Guide. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000.


Williams NN, Kreisel D. Bile Ductular Injuries. In: Afdhal N (ed.). Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Diseases. Marcel Dekker, Inc.;2000. Chapter 36: 823-842.

Kreisel D, Rosengard BR. Heart Transplantation. In: Norton JA, Bollinger RR, Chang AE, Lowry SF, Mulvihill SJ, Pass HI, Thompson RW (eds.). Surgery. Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. Springer-Verlag; 2000. Chapter 69: 1529-1552.

Kreisel D, Rosengard BR. Immunology and Transplantation. In: Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Kaiser LR. (eds.). The Surgical Review: a Comprehensive Clinical and Basic Science Study Guide. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. Chapter 2: 37-58.

Rosato EF, Williams NN, Kreisel D, Low DW. Total Proctocolectomy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In: Baker RJ, Fischer JE (eds.). Mastery of Surgery. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2001. Chapter 148: 1538-1547