Dr. Kiran Turaga is a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating peritoneal mesothelioma. He works alongside a team of medical experts at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center advancing treatment methods for mesothelioma patients.

About Dr. Turaga

Dr. Kiran K. Turaga is a surgical oncologist at the University of Chicago Cancer Center. He specializes in treating patients that have advanced malignancies. Dr. Turaga treats a variety of peritoneal diseases, including mesothelioma.

Dr. Turaga is also skilled in performing robotic surgery. His innovative surgical techniques not only result in smaller incisions, but his patients typically experience shorter recovery times.

Not only is Dr. Turaga skilled in using robotic-assisted surgery for treating mesothelioma, but he is a nationally recognized name in performing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Since hot chemo is placed directly to an individual’s site of disease, it has been proven highly effective and has helped many peritoneal mesothelioma patients surpass their original prognosis.

Dr. Kiran Turaga is passionate and dedicated to his research. He has over 100 articles published about peritoneal surface diseases. Dr. Turaga also holds a high interest in studying big data systems and how they can be used to provide both optimal and cost-effective care to his patients.

  • Medical Degree and Residency

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2002-2003). All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (1996-2001). Dr. Turaga completed his residency at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

  • Professorship

    Dr. Kiran Turaga is an associate professor of surgery at UChicago Medicine. Prior to becoming a professor at the University of Chicago Medicine, he was a professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Before Dr. Turaga was teaching at MCW, he was an instructor at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dr. Turaga’s Accomplishments

  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • On the Mesothelioma Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
  • Active member of the American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • Has over 100 articles published about peritoneal surface diseases

Get Connected to Dr. Kiran Turaga

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Dr. Turaga is nationally recognized for his experience and expertise in treating mesothelioma with HIPEC surgery. Our patient advocates can help you set up an appointment with Dr. Turaga.

Why Choose Dr. Kiran Turaga?
  • He has an expertise in performing and treating mesothelioma patients with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).
  • Dr. Turaga is an avid researcher and published author about peritoneal surface diseases.
  • He is passionate about providing the most optimal and cost-effective care to all of his patients.




Meet Dr. Kiran Turaga

“I believe that providing care for my patients requires state of the art care which is personalized and compassionate, but above all to treat them just like I would treat my family.” – Dr. Turaga

Treating Mesothelioma at UChicago Medicine

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center has been creating and researching innovative treatment methods for mesothelioma for more than 25 years. The medical center’s mesothelioma program is considered one of the largest in the United States.

“Our primary goal at the University of Chicago Medicine is to identify and develop treatment regimens to improve the quality of our patients’ lives and to eradicate mesothelioma as a life-threatening disease. The opportunities in our clinical research program to deliver focused, targeted therapies give us confidence that survival of mesothelioma patients will continue to improve as they have in the past.”

– University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

One feature that makes the mesothelioma program at UChicago Medicine special is their expertise in hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC). The cancer center consists of a dedicated staff, including a nurse navigator that assists mesothelioma patients along with their medical journey.

For more information about Dr. Kiran Turaga and the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, please contact Mesothelioma Guide’s patient advocate Jenna Campagna. She can be reached at 888-385-2024 extension 102.