Ruchira Jha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. She was previously a T32 Scholar being mentored by Patrick Kochanek, Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research. She and Kochanek are exploring the role of Sur1 in traumatic brain injury related cerebral edema, both as a biomarker in humans as well as a molecular target in a translational animal model of TBI.
Jha also works as an intensivist in the Neurocritical Care Unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Jha received her Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2008. From June 2008 through June 2009, Dr. Jha was an intern in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and continued her Neurology residency and subsequent Neurocritical Care Fellowship at the combined Harvard Medical School Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.