Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD

Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD

Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Surgery, Pathology & Immunology, Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Lung cancer


  • 1995: MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • 2002: PhD, immunology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


  • 1995 - 2003: Intern, resident and chief resident, general surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2003 - 2005: Fellow, cardiothoracic surgery, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2005 - 2006: Fellow, thoracic surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Board Certification

  • 2004: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery

Selected Research Publications

Interorgan communication networks in the kidney-lung axis.
  • Komaru Y, Bai YZ, Kreisel D, Herrlich A
  • Nat Rev Nephrol 2024
Assessment of Duration of Smoking Cessation Prior to Surgical Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.
  • Heiden BT, Eaton DB, Chang SH, [...] Kreisel D, [...] Puri V
  • Ann Surg 2023
Association between imaging surveillance frequency and outcomes following surgical treatment of early-stage lung cancer.
  • Heiden BT, Eaton DB, Chang SH, [...] Kreisel D, [...] Puri V
  • J Natl Cancer Inst 2023
The molecular features of chronic lung allograft dysfunction in lung transplant airway mucosa.
  • Halloran K, Mackova M, Parkes MD, [...] Kreisel D, [...] Halloran PF
  • J Heart Lung Transplant 2022
A comparison of outcomes after lung transplantation between European and North American centers.
  • Yang Z, Takahashi T, Terada Y, [...] Kreisel D, Puri V
  • J Heart Lung Transplant 2022
Updated Views on Neutrophil Responses in Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury.
  • Shepherd HM, Gauthier JM, Terada Y, [...] Kreisel D
  • Transplantation 2022
Assessment of Updated Commission on Cancer Guidelines for Intraoperative Lymph Node Sampling in Early Stage NSCLC.
  • Heiden BT, Eaton DB, Chang SH, [...] Kreisel D, [...] Puri V
  • J Thorac Oncol 2022
Role of tertiary lymphoid organs in the regulation of immune responses in the periphery.
  • Bery AI, Shepherd HM, Li W, [...] Kreisel D
  • Cell Mol Life Sci 2022
Clinical Features and Outcomes of Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema After Lung Transplantation.
  • Takahashi T, Terada Y, Pasque MK, [...] Kreisel D, [...] Hachem RR
  • Chest 2021
Innate immunity in lung transplantation.
  • Shepherd HM, Gauthier JM, Li W, [...] Kreisel D
  • J Heart Lung Transplant 2021

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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