Ruchira Jha, MD

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and  Neurological Surgery

Contact Information

jharm3[at]upmc.edu

Administrative Contact:
Traci Green

Education & Training

BA, Economics/Biology, Macalester College, 2003
MD, Harvard Medical School, 2008
Internship, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
Residency, Neurology, Partners Program-Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham &Women’s Hospital, 2012
Fellowship, Neurocritical care, Partners Program-Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 2014
 

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Translational research
  • Research on cerebral edema, traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disorders
  • International neurocritical care
  • Medical education leadership and career development and mentorship


Jha RM, Desai SM, Zusman BE, Koleck TA, Puccio AM, Okonkwo DO, Park SY, Shutter LA, Kochanek PM, Conley YP. Downstream TRPM4 polymorphisms are associated with intracranial hypertension and statistically interact with ABCC8 polymorphisms in a prospective cohort of severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of neurotrauma. 2019 Jun 1;36(11):1804-17.

Jha RM, Bell J, Citerio G, Hemphill JC, Kimberly WT, Narayan RK, Sahuquillo J, Sheth KN, Simard JM. Role of Sulfonylurea Receptor 1 and Glibenclamide in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review of the Evidence. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2020 Jan;21(2):409.

Jha RM, Elmer J, Zusman BE, Desai SM, Puccio AM, Okonkwo DO, Park SY, Shutter LA, Wallisch J, Conley YP, Kochanek PM. Intracranial Pressure Trajectories: a novel tool to inform severe TBI phenotypes. Crit Care Med, August 2018. Jan 1;46(1):16.

Jha RM, Koleck TA, Puccio AM, Okonkwo DO, Park SY, Zusman BE, Clark RS, Shutter LA, Wallisch JS, Empey PE, Kochanek PM, Conley YP. Regionally clustered ABCC8 polymorphisms in a prospective cohort predict cerebral oedema and outcome in severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 2018 Nov 1;89(11):1152-62.

► Full listing on Pub Med

Scientist, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Member, Editorial Board, JAMA Neurology
Faculty Director, Multidisciplinary Neurocritical Care and Neurovascular Didactic Education Series
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Chief Resident, Neurology, Partners Program-Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham &Women’s Hospital, 2012
Dean’s Faculty Advancement Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
STAR Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2018
Allen Humphrey Excellence in Mentoring Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2017