Logo for University of Iowa Health Care This logo represents the University of Iowa Health Care

Kalpaj R. Parekh, MBBS

Portrait
Nicholas P. Rossi Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division Director
Professor of Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Contact Information

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

Education

MBBS, Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Mumbai
Fellow, Research, Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Resident, Categorical General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
Fellow, Research, 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

American Board of Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified (Lung Transplant) - UNOS
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified, American Board of Surgery - 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.