Janet Kukreja, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Urology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of Rochester (2014)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Missouri–Kansas City (MO) (2009)
  • University of Rochester Program, Chief Resident, Urology (2016)
  • University of Texas at Houston/M D Anderson Cancer Center Program, Urologic Oncology (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery-Urology
  • Urologic Oncologist

Recognition & Awards

  • John Quale Travel Fellowship, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (2017)
  • Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award, Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2017)

Research Interests

Bladder Cancer Prostate Cancer


  • Assitant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Bladder Cancer, Urologic Oncology


  • Berrondo C, Feng C, Kukreja JB, Messing EM, Joseph JV. Antibiotic prophylaxis at the time of catheter removal after radical prostatectomy: A prospective randomized clinical trial. Urol Oncol. 2018 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30558984
  • Joseph JV, Brasacchio R, Fung C, Reeder J, Bylund K, Sahasrabudhe D, Yeh SY, Ghazi A, Fultz P, Rubens D, Wu G, Singer E, Schwarz E, Mohile S, Mohler J, Theodorescu D, Lee YF, Okunieff P, McConkey D, Rashid H, Chang C, Fradet Y, Guru K, Kukreja J, Sufrin G, Lotan Y, Bailey H, Noyes K, Schwartz S, Rideout K, Bratslavsky G, Campbell SC, Derweesh I, Abrahamsson PA, Soloway M, Gomella L, Golijanin D, Svatek R, Frye T, Lerner S, Palapattu G, Wilding G, Droller M, Trump D. A Festschrift in Honor of Edward M. Messing, MD, FACS. Bladder Cancer. 2018 Oct 3;4(Suppl 1):S1-S43. PubMed PMID: 30443561
  • Kukreja JB, Metcalfe MJ, Qiao W, Kamat AM, Dinney CPN, Navai N. Cost-Effectiveness of Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy Using a Propensity-matched Cohort. Eur Urol Focus. 2018 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30033071
  • Kukreja JB, Shi Q, Chang CM, Seif MA, Sterling BM, Chen TY, Creel KM, Kamat AM, Dinney CP, Navai N, Shah JB, Wang XS. Patient-Reported Outcomes Are Associated With Enhanced Recovery Status in Patients With Bladder Cancer Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. Surg Innov. 2018 Jun;25(3):242-250. PubMed PMID: 29557251
  • Kukreja JEB. Perioperative venous thromboembolism in urologic oncology procedures, risk factors, and prevention. Curr Opin Urol. 2018 May;28(3):227-232. PubMed PMID: 29465471
  • Li R, Metcalfe M, Kukreja J, Navai N. Role of Radical Cystectomy in Non-Organ Confined Bladder Cancer: A Systematic Review. Bladder Cancer. 2018 Jan 20;4(1):31-40. PubMed PMID: 29430505
  • Kukreja JB, Thompson IM Jr, Chapin BF. Organizing a clinical trial for the new investigator. Urol Oncol. 2018 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29395953
  • Li R, Baack Kukreja JE, Kamat AM. Secondary Tumors After Urinary Diversion. Urol Clin North Am. 2018 Feb;45(1):91-99. PubMed PMID: 29169454
  • Kukreja JB, Porten S, Golla V, Ho PL, Noguera-Gonzalez G, Navai N, Kamat AM, Dinney CPN, Shah JB. Absence of Tumor on Repeat Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor Does Not Predict Final Pathologic T0 Stage in Bladder Cancer Treated with Radical Cystectomy. Eur Urol Focus. 2018 Sep;4(5):720-724. PubMed PMID: 28753837
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • International Bladder Cancer Network, Member
  • American Urologic Association, Member
  • Society of Urologic Oncology, Member
  • Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG), Investigator
  • Rocky Mountain Urologic Society, Member
  • Society of Women in Urology, Member
  • Institute for healthcare, quality, safety and efficiency, Faculty
  • South Centeral Section of the AUA, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Tony Grampsas Urologic Cancer Care Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Ct
1st Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology, Certificate (2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Bladder Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Cancer Surgery
  • Cancers - Chemotherapy
  • Cancers - Kidney Cancer
  • Cancers - Prostate Cancer
  • Cancers - Testicular Cancer
  • Cancers - Urologic Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery - Urologic Surgery
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Bladder Disease
Clinical Interests
I have particular interest in the treatment of urologic cancers including bladder, prostate, kidney, testicular, penile and ureteral cancers. I believe in providing the most advanced technology and care for patients with urologic cancers. I have a special interest in perioperative care. I offer the following procedures robotic bladder (cystectomy/cystoprostatectomy) and urinary diversion creation (Ileal conduit, Indiana Pouch and Neobladder. I also offer robotic removal of: adrenal glands, prostate (prostatectomy), kidney (nephrectomy), partial kidney (partial nephrectomy/nephron sparing surgery), minimally invasive surgery, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, inguinal lymph node removal, ureteral removal (partial ureterectomy).

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing the best care for urologic cancer patients includes a multidisciplinary approach as well as the most advanced technology. Working with patients in developing a treatment plan is extremely important in the treatment of urologic cancers. Patients with urologic cancers often have unique needs and these must be recognized. I hope that through the latest developments in surgery and cancer care we can provide the best urologic cancer care.

Personal Interests
I am very passionate about all urologic cancers, specifically bladder cancer and prostate cancer. I have a particular interest in perioperative care for all cancer patients.

Public Speaking
I speak often about bladder cancer, surgery for bladder cancer and perioperative care for bladder cancer. I have also spoken about care for prostate cancer.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of Rochester (2014)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Missouri–Kansas City (MO) (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Rochester Program, Chief Resident, Urology (2016)
  • University of Texas at Houston/M D Anderson Cancer Center Program, Urologic Oncology (2018)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology