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Kiran K. Turaga MBBS, MPH

Kiran K. Turaga MBBS, MPH

Associate Professor

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

Member of the Cancer Center


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

  • Immunohistochemistry - microarray analysis of patients with peritoneal metastases of appendiceal or colorectal origin. (Green DE, Jayakrishnan TT, Hwang M, Pappas SG, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) Front Surg 2014;1:50 PMID: 25593974 PMCID: PMC4286965
  • Is local resection adequate for T1 stage ampullary cancer? (Amini A, Miura JT, Jayakrishnan TT, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Christians KK, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) HPB (Oxford) 2015 Jan;17(1):66-71 PMID: 25395092 PMCID: PMC4266442
  • Palliative care training in surgical oncology and hepatobiliary fellowships: a national survey of the fellows. (Amini A, Miura JT, Larrieux G, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Brasel KJ, Clark Gamblin T, Weissman DE, Nattinger AB, Johnston FM) Ann Surg Oncol 2015 Jun;22(6):1761-7 PMID: 25380685
  • Screening young adults for nonhereditary colorectal cancer. (Turaga KK) JAMA Surg 2015 Jan;150(1):22-3 PMID: 25372305
  • Challenges in the implantation of a Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis and a glaucoma drainage device in a nanophthalmic eye. (Senthil S, Turaga K, Kumar R, Sangwan VS) BMJ Case Rep 2014;2014: PMID: 25274559
  • Effect of the experience of surgical chairpersons on departmental National Institutes of Health funding. (Jayakrishnan TT, Green DE, Hwang M, Zacharias AJ, Sharma A, Johnston FM, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) J Surg Res 2014 Dec;192(2):293-7 PMID: 25240287
  • Patency rates of portal vein/superior mesenteric vein reconstruction after pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer. (Krepline AN, Christians KK, Duelge K, Mahmoud A, Ritch P, George B, Erickson BA, Foley WD, Quebbeman EJ, Turaga KK, Johnston FM, Gamblin TC, Evans DB, Tsai S) J Gastrointest Surg 2014 Nov;18(11):2016-25 PMID: 25227638
  • Comparative effectiveness of hepatic artery based therapies for unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. (Boehm LM, Jayakrishnan TT, Miura JT, Zacharias AJ, Johnston FM, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2015 Feb;111(2):213-20 PMID: 25176325
  • Defining the role of adjuvant external beam radiotherapy on resected adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of vater. (Miura JT, Jayakrishnan TT, Amini A, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Erickson B, Quebbeman EJ, Christians KK, Evans DB, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) J Gastrointest Surg 2014 Nov;18(11):2003-8 PMID: 25159502
  • Role of laparoscopy in patients with peritoneal metastases considered for cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). (Jayakrishnan TT, Zacharias AJ, Sharma A, Pappas SG, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) World J Surg Oncol 2014;12:270 PMID: 25145962 PMCID: PMC4153918
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy should be performed before definitive resection for pancreatic cancer: a financial argument. (Jayakrishnan TT, Nadeem H, Groeschl RT, George B, Thomas JP, Ritch PS, Christians KK, Tsai S, Evans DB, Pappas SG, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) HPB (Oxford) 2015 Feb;17(2):131-9 PMID: 25123702 PMCID: PMC4299387
  • Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Helm JH, Miura JT, Glenn JA, Marcus RK, Larrieux G, Jayakrishnan TT, Donahue AE, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK, Johnston FM) Ann Surg Oncol 2015 May;22(5):1686-93 PMID: 25124472
  • The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies evaluation of HIPEC with Mitomycin C versus Oxaliplatin in 539 patients with colon cancer undergoing a complete cytoreductive surgery. (Prada-Villaverde A, Esquivel J, Lowy AM, Markman M, Chua T, Pelz J, Baratti D, Baumgartner JM, Berri R, Bretcha-Boix P, Deraco M, Flores-Ayala G, Glehen O, Gomez-Portilla A, González-Moreno S, Goodman M, Halkia E, Kusamura S, Moller M, Passot G, Pocard M, Salti G, Sardi A, Senthil M, Spiliotis J, Torres-Melero J, Turaga K, Trout R) J Surg Oncol 2014 Dec;110(7):779-85 PMID: 25088304
  • Surgical management of bowel obstruction in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. (Shariat-Madar B, Jayakrishnan TT, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) J Surg Oncol 2014 Nov;110(6):666-9 PMID: 24986323
  • Surgical management of hepatic hemangiomas: a multi-institutional experience. (Miura JT, Amini A, Schmocker R, Nichols S, Sukato D, Winslow ER, Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Squires MH, Kooby DA, Maithel SK, Li A, Wu MC, Sarmiento JM, Bloomston M, Christians KK, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Tsung A, Pawlik TM, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Oct;16(10):924-8 PMID: 24946109 PMCID: PMC4238859
  • The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ASPSM) Multiinstitution Evaluation of the Peritoneal Surface Disease Severity Score (PSDSS) in 1,013 Patients with Colorectal Cancer with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. (Esquivel J, Lowy AM, Markman M, Chua T, Pelz J, Baratti D, Baumgartner JM, Berri R, Bretcha-Boix P, Deraco M, Flores-Ayala G, Glehen O, Gomez-Portilla A, González-Moreno S, Goodman M, Halkia E, Kusamura S, Moller M, Passot G, Pocard M, Salti G, Sardi A, Senthil M, Spilioitis J, Torres-Melero J, Turaga K, Trout R) Ann Surg Oncol 2014 Dec;21(13):4195-201 PMID: 24854493
  • Molecular profiling in gastric cancer: examining potential targets for chemotherapy. (Miura JT, Johnston FM, Thomas J, George B, Eastwood D, Tsai S, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2014 Sep;110(3):302-6 PMID: 24844210
  • Current trends in the management of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. (Miura JT, Johnston FM, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) Ann Surg Oncol 2014 Nov;21(12):3947-53 PMID: 24841356
  • Systematic review of outcomes of patients undergoing resection for colorectal liver metastases in the setting of extra hepatic disease. (Hwang M, Jayakrishnan TT, Green DE, George B, Thomas JP, Groeschl RT, Erickson B, Pappas SG, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) Eur J Cancer 2014 Jul;50(10):1747-57 PMID: 24767470
  • Management of acute cholecystitis in cancer patients: a comparative effectiveness approach. (Jayakrishnan TT, Groeschl RT, George B, Thomas JP, Pappas S, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) Surg Endosc 2014 May;28(5):1505-14 PMID: 24687416
  • 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 Jul;21(7):2413-9 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 2014 Jun;259(6):1195-200 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 PMCID: PMC3825928
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3791119
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3892317
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3633038
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3388312
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3228129
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2816800
  • 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 PMCID: PMC1570608
  • 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
  • Last update: 02/27/2015