Kalpaj R. Parekh, MBBS

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Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Division Director
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office
SE514 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-353-6758

Education

MBBS, Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Mumbai
Resident, Categorical General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
Fellow, Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
Fellow, General Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellow, Lung Transplant, Washington University School of Medicine
Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Certified - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified (Lung Transplant) - UNOS
Medical License - Iowa (Permanent)
Certified - American Board of Surgery

Research Summary

Chronic Rejection in Lung Transplantation My research focus is on the development of Obliterative bronchiolitis in the lung transplant patients. Currently my laboratory is investigating the role of epithelial stem cells in the development of this progressively fatal condition in lung transplant patients.