HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce that Dr. Kamlesh U. Kukreja has been named the new chief of Interventional Radiology. Kukreja, whose appointment was effective Jan. 1, has also been appointed as Assistant Professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). For more information about interventional radiology at Texas Children's visit texaschildrens.org.
"For more than a decade, Dr. Kukreja has distinguished himself as an expert in clinical and research initiatives and we're confident that his leadership will continue to advance the national prominence of our interventional radiology team," says Dr. George Bisset III, the Edward B. Singleton Chief of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's and Professor of Radiology at BCM.
Kukreja's clinical interests include pediatric interventional oncology and management of thrombosis in children. His research focus is on pediatric cancer and venous thrombosis. He has authored more than 19 book chapters and publications in various academic and medical journals, and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Caffey Award for best electronic poster at the International Pediatric Radiology meeting in May 2006.
Kukreja previously served as a pediatric interventional radiologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College & Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in India. He completed his fellowship in pediatric radiology at Miami Children's Hospital, and his interventional radiology fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Kukreja is board certified in radiology and has also received a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.
Texas Children's Department of Pediatric Radiology provides timely, comprehensive imaging procedures for pediatric patients, as well as an unparalleled, collaborative research environment for both clinical and basic researchers. The interventional radiology team utilizes state-of-the-art imaging and cutting edge tools and techniques to conduct minimally invasive procedures for children ranging in size from less than one pound to adult size.
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Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.
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