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Surgery / Cardiothoracic Surgery

G. Alexander Patterson, MD

Current Position
Joseph Bancroft Professor of Surgery

Specialty Areas
Thoracic Surgery
Lung Volume Reduction
Emphysema
Lung Transplantation
Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center
4921 Parkview Place, B, 8
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-6025
Fax:   314-362-0328
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Medical Building One
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 210
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-996-3179
Fax:   314-996-3184
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Campus Box 8234, 660 South Euclid
St. Louis, Mo  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General thoracic surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, tracheal tumors, disease of the airway, adult lung transplantation, lung volume reduction, lung surgery, thoracic disease, heart-lung transplant, pulmonary hypertension, emphysema, thoracic malignancies, myasthenia gravis

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1974
Residency: General Surgery, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1979
Residency: General Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada, 1982
Fellowship: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1982
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Christian Hospital NE/NW
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)
Medal in Surgery - Royal College Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, 1987

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Puri V, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. National Cooperative Group Trials of "High-Risk" Patients With Lung Cancer: Are They Truly "High-Risk"? Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb 15.

Crabtree TD, Puri V, Robinson C, Bradley J, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Liu J, Musick JF, Bell JM, Yang M, Meyers BF. Analysis of first recurrence and survival in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer treated with surgical resection or stereotactic radiation therapy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan 2.

Puri V, Jacobsen K, Bell JM, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Hiatal hernia repair with or without esophageal lengthening: is there a difference? Innovations (Phila). 2013 Sep-Oct.

Byers DE, Alexander-Brett J, Patel AC, Agapov E, Dang-Vu G, Jin X, Wu K, You Y, Alevy Y, Girard JP, Stappenbeck TS, Patterson GA, Pierce RA, Brody SL, Holtzman MJ. Long-term IL-33-producing epithelial progenitor cells in chronic obstructive lung disease. J Clin Invest. 2013 Sep 3.

Crabtree TD, Kosinski AS, Puri V, Burfeind W, Bharat A, Patterson GA, Hofstetter W, Meyers BF. Evaluation of the reliability of clinical staging of T2 N0 esophageal cancer: a review of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug.

Puri V, Tran A, Bell JM, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Completion pneumonectomy: outcomes for benign and malignant indications. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun.

Broderick SR, Patterson GA. Performance of integrated positron emission tomography/computed tomography for mediastinal nodal staging in non-small cell lung carcinoma. Thorac Surg Clin. 2013 May.

Basha HI, Ramachandran S, Tiriveedhi V, Takenaka M, Subramanian V, Nath DS, Benshoff N, Patterson GA, Mohanakumar T. Critical role for IL-17A/F in the immunopathogenesis of obliterative airway disease induced by Anti-MHC I antibodies. Transplantation. 2013 Jan 27.

Stoker GE, Buchowski JM, Kelly MP, Meyers BF, Patterson GA. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with posterior spinal reconstruction for the resection of upper lobe lung tumors involving the spine. Spine J. 2013 Jan.

Bharat A, Patterson GA. Editorial comment: Merits of cadaveric lobar lung transplantation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Jun.

Takenaka M, Subramanian V, Tiriveedhi V, Phelan D, Hachem R, Trulock E, Gelman AE, Patterson GA, Hoshinaga K, Mohanakumar T. Complement activation is not required for obliterative airway disease induced by antibodies to major histocompatibility complex class I: Implications for chronic lung rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Nov.

Tiriveedhi V, Takenaka M, Ramachandran S, Gelman AE, Subramanian V, Patterson GA, Mohanakumar T. T Regulatory Cells Play a Significant Role in Modulating MHC Class I Antibody-Induced Obliterative Airway Disease. Am J Transplant. 2012 Jul 23.

DuBray BJ Jr, Gnerlich JL, Doyle MB, Patterson GA. Extrapleural pneumonectomy complicated by acute superior mesenteric artery syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul.

Puri V, Pyrdeck TL, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Colditz GA, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Treatment of malignant pleural effusion: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug.

Hachem RR, Tiriveedhi V, Patterson GA, Aloush A, Trulock EP, Mohanakumar T. Antibodies to K-α 1 Tubulin and Collagen V Are Associated With Chronic Rejection After Lung Transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Aug.


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