Cardiothoracic Surgery

Kalpaj R. Parekh, MBBS

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Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: SE521 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-353-6758

Email: kalpaj-parekh@uiowa.edu

Education

D.G. Ruparel College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
MBBS, Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Residency, Otolaryngology, Sir J.J. group of Hospitals, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Residency, General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Residency, Categorical General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
Fellowship, General Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Fellowship, Lung Transplant, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Medical License , Iowa (Permanent)
Medical License , Missouri (Inactive)
Medical License , New York (Inactive)
Medical License , Maharashtra Medical Council, India (Permanent)
Certified, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified (Lung Transplant), UNOS
Certified, American Board of Surgery
Certified, Maharashtra Medical Council, India
Certified, ECFMG

Research Summary

Chronic Rejection in Lung Transplantation Current Clinical Projects: a. Randomized placebo controlled trial of anti T-lymphocyte immune globulin in the prophylaxis of acute pulmonary allograft rejection in adult recipients of primary pulmonary allografts b. Utility of barium swallow in detecting clinically significant anastomotic leaks following esophagectomy. Current Basic Science Projects: a. Development of an animal model for chronic rejection and cystic fibrosis in lung transplantation. b. Role of Epithelial Stem Cells in Lung Transplantation.

Date Last Modified: 09/17/2013 - 08:13:05