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Kiran K. Turaga MBBS, MPH

Kiran K. Turaga MBBS, MPH

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Surgical Oncology


Research Experience

  • Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion
  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Drug Administration Routes
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Health Services Research
  • Laparoscopy
  • Melanoma
  • Regression Analysis
  • Robotics
  • SEER Program
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreas
  • Robotics
  • Sarcoma
  • Stomach Neoplasms
  • Surgery
  • Leadership Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery,
    Division of Surgical Oncology,
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • President, Wade Hampton Frost Society for Quantitative Sciences,
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Clinical Instructor,
    Moffitt Cancer Center,
    Tampa, FL
  • Publications

  • Cost Effectiveness of Routine Laparoscopic Ultrasound for Assessment of Resectability of Gallbladder Cancer. (Nadeem H, Jayakrishnan TT, Groeschl RT, Zacharias A, Clark Gamblin T, Turaga KK) Ann Surg Oncol 2014 Mar 4: PMID 24590431
  • Regional therapies for advanced cancer. (Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg Oncol 2014 May;21(5):1426-8 PMID 24566856
  • Does histology predict outcome for malignant vascular tumors of the liver? (Groeschl RT, Miura JT, Oshima K, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) J Surg Oncol 2014 Apr;109(5):483-6 PMID 24284733
  • Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of outcomes for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a Western perspective. (Sullivan KM, Groeschl RT, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Christians KK, White SB, Rilling WS, Pilgrim CH, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2014 Feb;109(2):95-7 PMID 24122764
  • Review of the impact of antineoplastic therapies on the risk for cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. (Jayakrishnan TT, Groeschl RT, George B, Thomas JP, Clark Gamblin T, Turaga KK) Ann Surg Oncol 2014 Jan;21(1):240-7 PMID 24114054
  • Microwave Ablation for Hepatic Malignancies: A Multiinstitutional Analysis. (Groeschl RT, Pilgrim CH, Hanna EM, Simo KA, Swan RZ, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Bloomston M, Schmidt C, Khabiri H, Shirley LA, Martin RC, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Rilling WS, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg 2013 Oct 3: PMID 24096760
  • Ciliated hepatic cyst leading to squamous cell carcinoma of the liver - A case report and review of the literature. (Wilson JM, Groeschl R, George B, Turaga KK, Patel PJ, Saeian K, Gamblin TC) Int J Surg Case Rep 2013;4(11):972-5 PMID 24055921
  • The Frey procedure for chronic pancreatitis secondary to pancreas divisum. (Pappas SG, Pilgrim CH, Keim R, Harris R, Wilson S, Turaga K, Tsai S, Dua K, Khan A, Oh Y, Gamblin TC, Christians K) JAMA Surg 2013 Nov;148(11):1057-62 PMID 24005579
  • Borderline resectable/locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma: improvements needed in population-based registries. (Miura JT, Evans DB, Pappas SG, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Dec;20(13):4338-47 PMID 24002538
  • Attributes of a surgical chairperson associated with extramural funding of a department of surgery. (Turaga KK, Green DE, Jayakrishnan TT, Hwang M, Gamblin TC) J Surg Res 2013 Dec;185(2):549-54 PMID 23953785
  • Consensus Guidelines from The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies on Standardizing the Delivery of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in Colorectal Cancer Patients in the United States. (Turaga K, Levine E, Barone R, Sticca R, Petrelli N, Lambert L, Nash G, Morse M, Adbel-Misih R, Alexander HR, Attiyeh F, Bartlett D, Bastidas A, Blazer T, Chu Q, Chung K, Dominguez-Parra L, Espat NJ, Foster J, Fournier K, Garcia R, Goodman M, Hanna N, Harrison L, Hoefer R, Holtzman M, Kane J, Labow D, Li B, Lowy A, Mansfield P, Ong E, Pameijer C, Pingpank J, Quinones M, Royal R, Salti G, Sardi A, Shen P, Skitzki J, Spellman J, Stewart J, Esquivel J) Ann Surg Oncol 2014 May;21(5):1501-5 PMID 23793364
  • Viral status at the time of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a modern predictor of longterm survival. (Groeschl RT, Hong JC, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Pilgrim CH, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 Oct;15(10):794-802 PMID 23782341
  • Ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: validating the 3-cm breakpoint. (Groeschl RT, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Oct;20(11):3591-5 PMID 23720072
  • Key factors influencing prognosis in relation to gallbladder cancer. (Pilgrim CH, Groeschl RT, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) Dig Dis Sci 2013 Sep;58(9):2455-62 PMID 23695876
  • Single-institution outcome experience using AlloDerm® as temporary coverage or definitive reconstruction for cutaneous and soft tissue malignancy defects. (Deneve JL, Turaga KK, Marzban SS, Puleo CA, Sarnaik AA, Gonzalez RJ, Sondak VK, Zager JS) Am Surg 2013 May;79(5):476-82 PMID 23635582
  • Staging chest computed tomography and positron emission tomography in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma: utility or futility? (Pappas SG, Christians KK, Tolat PP, Mautz AP, Lal A, McElroy L, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Erickson B, Ritch P, Evans DB) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Jan;16(1):70-4 PMID 23496023
  • Recurrence after microwave ablation of liver malignancies: a single institution experience. (Groeschl RT, Wong RK, Quebbeman EJ, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Pappas SG, Christians KK, Hohenwalter EJ, Tutton SM, Rilling WS, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 May;15(5):365-71 PMID 23458599
  • Right hemicolectomy for mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix: just right or too much? (Turaga KK, Pappas S, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Apr;20(4):1063-7 PMID 23456377
  • Transplantation versus resection for patients with combined hepatocellular carcinoma-cholangiocarcinoma. (Groeschl RT, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2013 May;107(6):608-12 PMID 23386397
  • Surgical resection in hepatocellular carcinoma patients with minimal background fibrosis: a strategy in the era of organ shortage. (Groeschl RT, Clark Gamblin T, Turaga KK) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Jun;20(6):2043-8 PMID 23334253
  • Management of primary hepatopancreatobiliary small cell carcinoma. (Groeschl RT, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2013 Jun;107(7):692-5 PMID 23280574
  • The use of isolated limb infusion in limb threatening extremity sarcomas. (Vohra NA, Turaga KK, Gonzalez RJ, Conley A, Reed D, Bui MM, Cheong D, Letson DG, Zager JS) Int J Hyperthermia 2013;29(1):1-7 PMID 23205633
  • Novel multimodality treatment sequencing for extrahepatic (mid and distal) cholangiocarcinoma. (Turaga KK, Tsai S, Wiebe LA, Evans DB, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Apr;20(4):1230-9 PMID 23064778
  • The surgical treatment of breast cancer in the elderly: a single institution comparative review of 5235 patients with 1028 patients ≥70 years. (Kaur P, Santillan AA, McGuire K, Turaga KK, Shamehdi C, Meade T, Ramos D, Mathias M, Parbhoo J, Davis M, Khakpour N, King J, Balducci L, Cox CE) Breast J 2012 Sep;18(5):428-35 PMID 22957995
  • Surgical treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from gastric cancer. (Turaga KK, Gamblin TC, Pappas S) Int J Surg Oncol 2012;2012:405652 PMID 22778938
  • Measuring the surgical academic output of an institution: the "institutional" H-index. (Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Educ 2012 Jul-Aug;69(4):499-503 PMID 22677589
  • Importance of histologic subtype in the staging of appendiceal tumors. (Turaga KK, Pappas SG, Gamblin T) Ann Surg Oncol 2012 May;19(5):1379-85 PMID 22302267
  • Limb preservation with isolated limb infusion for locally advanced nonmelanoma cutaneous and soft-tissue malignant neoplasms. (Turaga KK, Beasley GM, Kane JM 3rd, Delman KA, Grobmyer SR, Gonzalez RJ, Letson GD, Cheong D, Tyler DS, Zager JS) Arch Surg 2011 Jul;146(7):870-5 PMID 21768436
  • Selective application of routine preoperative axillary ultrasonography reduces costs for invasive breast cancers. (Turaga KK, Chau A, Eatrides JM, Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Laronga C, Lee MC) Oncologist 2011;16(7):942-8 PMID 21572122
  • Can we continue to ignore gender differences in performance on simulation trainers? (Thorson CM, Kelly JP, Forse RA, Turaga KK) J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2011 May;21(4):329-33 PMID 21563940
  • Determinants of outcomes in pancreatic surgery and use of hospital resources. (Gupta PK, Turaga KK, Miller WJ, Loggie BW, Foster JM) J Surg Oncol 2011 Nov 1;104(6):634-40 PMID 21520092
  • Recent progress in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. (Turaga KK, Kvols LK) CA Cancer J Clin 2011 Mar-Apr;61(2):113-32 PMID 21388967
  • An elevated body mass index does not reduce survival after esophagectomy for cancer. (Melis M, Weber JM, McLoughlin JM, Siegel EM, Hoffe S, Shridhar R, Turaga KK, Dittrick G, Dean EM, Karl RC, Meredith KL) Ann Surg Oncol 2011 Mar;18(3):824-31 PMID 20865331
  • Suicide in patients with pancreatic cancer. (Turaga KK, Malafa MP, Jacobsen PB, Schell MJ, Sarr MG) Cancer 2011 Feb 1;117(3):642-7 PMID 20824626
  • Chronic mesenteric ischemia: endovascular versus open revascularization. (Gupta PK, Horan SM, Turaga KK, Miller WJ, Pipinos II) J Endovasc Ther 2010 Aug;17(4):540-9 PMID 20681773
  • Gene expression profiling in breast cancer. (Turaga K, Acs G, Laronga C) Cancer Control 2010 Jul;17(3):177-82 PMID 20664515
  • Pancreatic duct transection: diagnosis and management. (Turaga KK, Hao Z, Ludwig WD, Voigt DW) J Trauma 2010 Feb;68(2):E39-41 PMID 20154530
  • Pathologic response after neoadjuvant therapy is the major determinant of survival in patients with esophageal cancer. (Meredith KL, Weber JM, Turaga KK, Siegel EM, McLoughlin J, Hoffe S, Marcovalerio M, Shah N, Kelley S, Karl R) Ann Surg Oncol 2010 Apr;17(4):1159-67 PMID 20140529
  • K-Ras and MSI: potential markers of both patient prognosis and treatment efficacy. (Turaga K, Shibata D) Ann Surg Oncol 2010 Feb;17(2):354-5 PMID 19936842
  • Role of interventional radiology in the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine metastases in the liver. (Kvols LK, Turaga KK, Strosberg J, Choi J) J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2009 Jul;7(7):765-72 PMID 19635229
  • Gastrointestinal quality of life in patients after anti reflux surgery. (Yano F, Sherif AE, Turaga K, Stadlhuber RJ, Tsuboi K, Ramaswamy S, Mittal SK) Dis Esophagus 2009;22(2):177-84 PMID 19207552
  • In hospital outcomes after pancreatectomies: an analysis of a national database from 1996 to 2004. (Turaga K, Kaushik M, Forse RA, Sasson AR) J Surg Oncol 2008 Sep 1;98(3):156-60 PMID 18618606
  • A randomized trial of the peri-operative use of COX-2 inhibitors in Lichtenstein herniorrhaphy. (Turaga K, Wright A, Lee R, Dias WP, Destache C, Christian R, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr) Hernia 2008 Oct;12(5):515-9 PMID 18553122
  • Does laparoscopic surgery decrease the risk of atrial fibrillation after foregut surgery? (Turaga KK, Shah KU, Neill EO, Mittal SK) Surg Endosc 2009 Jan;23(1):204-8 PMID 18322741
  • Inguinal hernias: should we repair? (Turaga K, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Puri V) Surg Clin North Am 2008 Feb;88(1):127-38, ix PMID 18267166
  • A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in critically ill patients to evaluate the dose-response effect of erythropoietin. (Turaga KK, Sugimoto JT, Forse RA) J Intensive Care Med 2007 Sep-Oct;22(5):270-82 PMID 17895485
  • Hernia uterus inguinale: a proposed algorithm using the laparoscopic approach. (Turaga KK, St Peter SD, Calkins CM, Holcomb GW 3rd, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL) Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2006 Oct;16(5):366-7 PMID 17057585
  • A (9;11)(q34;q13) translocation in a hibernoma. (Turaga KK, Silva-Lopez E, Sanger WG, Nelson M, Hunter WJ, Miettinen M, Gatalica Z) Cancer Genet Cytogenet 2006 Oct 15;170(2):163-6 PMID 17011989
  • Inguinal hernia repair in a developing country. (Turaga KK, Garg N, Coeling M, Smith K, Amirlak B, Jaszczak N, Elliott B, Manion J, Filipi C) Hernia 2006 Aug;10(4):294-8 PMID 16850136
  • Repair of 104 failed anti-reflux operations. (Iqbal A, Awad Z, Simkins J, Shah R, Haider M, Salinas V, Turaga K, Karu A, Mittal SK, Filipi CJ) Ann Surg 2006 Jul;244(1):42-51 PMID 16794388
  • Laparoscopic re-operation for failed Heller myotomy. (Iqbal A, Tierney B, Haider M, Salinas VK, Karu A, Turaga KK, Mittal SK, Filipi CJ) Dis Esophagus 2006;19(3):193-9 PMID 16722998
  • Cholangitis after coil embolization of an iatrogenic hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: an unusual case report. (Turaga KK, Amirlak B, Davis RE, Yousef K, Richards A, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr) Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2006 Feb;16(1):36-8 PMID 16552377
  • Assessment of diaphragmatic stressors as risk factors for symptomatic failure of laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. (Iqbal A, Kakarlapudi GV, Awad ZT, Haynatzki G, Turaga KK, Karu A, Fritz K, Haider M, Mittal SK, Filipi CJ) J Gastrointest Surg 2006 Jan;10(1):12-21 PMID 16368486
  • A long-term comparison of plication configurations for endoluminal gastroplication: circumferential versus helical. (Davis RE, Iqbal A, Gerhardt JD, Welch RA, Turaga K, Tierney B, Haider M, Filipi CJ) J Clin Gastroenterol 2005 Nov-Dec;39(10):869-76 PMID 16208110
  • Clinical and genetic risk factors for the development of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in non-HIV infected patients at a tertiary care center in India: a case-control study. (Sharma SK, Turaga KK, Balamurugan A, Saha PK, Pandey RM, Jain NK, Katoch VM, Mehra NK) Infect Genet Evol 2003 Sep;3(3):183-8 PMID 14522182
  • Grants and Awards

  • Peritoneal Metastases Registry (#9208348 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2015) Sponsor: Froedtert Hospital Foundation