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Jeremy Kukafka, MD

Jeremy Kukafka, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Kukafka is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 2008

Description of Clinical Expertise

Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Anesthesiologists, National Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kukafka is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Fernando Rohesh, Gutsche Jacob T, Augoustides John G T, Kukafka Jeremy D, Spitz Warren, Frogel Jonathan, Fabbro Michael, Patel Prakash A: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement After Intraoperative Discovery of Porcelain Aorta in a Patient With Aortic Stenosis. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 31 (2): 738-747,2017.

Spelde Audrey, Steinberg Toby, Patel Prakash A, Garcia Harry, Kukafka Jeremy D, MacKay Emily, Gutsche Jacob T, Frogel Jonathan, Fabbro Michael, Raiten Jessie M, Augoustides John G T: Successful Team-Based Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma With Caval Extension of Tumor Thrombus Above the Diaphragm. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia : 2017.

Messé Steven R, Acker Michael A, Kasner Scott E, Fanning Molly, Giovannetti Tania, Ratcliffe Sarah J, Bilello Michel, Szeto Wilson Y, Bavaria Joseph E, Hargrove W Clark, Mohler Emile R, Floyd Thomas F, Determining Neurologic Outcomes from Valve Operations (DeNOVO) Investigators: Stroke after aortic valve surgery: results from a prospective cohort. Circulation 129 (22): 2253-61,2014.

Vernick WJ, Szeto WY, Li RH, Atluri P, Augoustides JG, Kukafka JD, Patel PA, Gutsche JT: The utility of atrioventricular pacing via pulmonary artery catheter during transcatheter aortic valve replacement J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth : 2014.

Kukafka JD, Fleisher LA: Anesthesia Surgery Review, 3rd Edition : 491-504,2013.

Vernick WJ, Cheung AT, Kukafka JD, Savino JS: Cardiac anesthesia Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 4th Edition : 2012.

Kukafka JD: Book review for “International Anesthesiology Clinics- Education in Anesthesia” Anesthesiology 111 (2): 458,2009.

Kukafka JD, Fleisher LA: Anesthesia General Surgery Review, 2nd Edition : 393-406,2008.

Kukafka J: Generalization of the Perrin-Lorentz planar oscillator model: applications to the optical anisotropy of biomolecules Thirteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research Conference Proceedings : 1999.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania - 6 Dulles Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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