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, Molyneaux BJ, Jackson TC, Wallisch JS, Park SY, Poloyac S, Vagni VA, Janesko-Feldman KL, Hoshitsuki K, Minnigh MB, Kochanek PM. Glibenclamide produces region-dependent effects on cerebral edema in a combined injury model of traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock in mice. Journal of neurotrauma. 2018 Mar.

Jha RM, Koleck TA, Puccio AM, Okonkwo DO, Park SY, Zusman BE, Clark RS, Shutter LA, Wallisch JS, Empey PE, Kochanek PM. Regionally clustered ABCC8 polymorphisms in a prospective cohort predict cerebral oedema and outcome in severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 19:jnnp-2017.

Jha R, Elmer J, Zusman B, Puccio A, Okonkwo D, Shutter L, Wallisch J, Conley Y, Kochanek P. 31: Intracranial Pressure Trajectories a Novel Tool to Inform Severe Tbi Phenotypes. Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Jan 1;46(1):16.

Jha RM, Kochanek PM. A Precision Medicine Approach  to Cerebral Edema and Intracranial Hypertension after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Quo Vadis? Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep.  2018 Nov 7;18(12):105.
 

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Scientist, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and 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