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G. Alexander Patterson, MD

Joseph Bancroft Professor of Surgery

Specialty Areas

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

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

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Lung Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-362-6025
Fax: 314-362-0328

Education

Education

Fellowship: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital 1982
Residency: General Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada 1982
Residency: General Surgery, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1979
Medical Degree: Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1974

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Role for Surgical Resection in the Multidisciplinary Treatment of Stage IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Bott MJ, Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Morgensztern D, Robinson CG, Colditz GA, Waqar S, Kreisel D, Krupnicka AS, Patterson GA, Broderick S, Meyers BF, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6)1921-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.033.

PMID:
    25912748
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of Delayed Surgical Resection on Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes in Clinical Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Samson P, Patel A, Garrett T, Crabtree T, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Broderick S, Meyers BF, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6)1906-12; discussion 1913. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.022.

PMID:
    25890663
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Postoperative radiotherapy for pathologic N2 non-small-cell lung cancer treated with adjuvant chemotherapy: a review of the National Cancer Data Base.
Robinson CG, Patel AP, Bradley JD, DeWees T, Waqar SN, Morgensztern D, Baggstrom MQ, Govindan R, Bell JM, Guthrie TJ, Colditz GA, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V
J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 10; 33(8)870-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.58.5380.

PMID:
    25667283
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utility of mediastinoscopy in clinical stage I lung cancers at risk for occult mediastinal nodal metastases.
Fernandez FG, Kozower BD, Crabtree TD, Force SD, Lau C, Pickens A, Krupnick AS, Veeramachaneni N, Patterson GA, Jones DR, Meyers BF
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 149(1)35-41, 42.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.08.075.

PMID:
    25439769
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intraoperative conversion from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy to open thoracotomy: a study of causes and implications.
Puri V, Patel A, Majumder K, Bell JM, Crabtree TD, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Broderick SR, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 149(1)55-61, 62.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.08.074.

PMID:
    25439768
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Single versus bilateral lung transplantation: do guidelines exist?
Puri V, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
Thorac Surg Clin. 2015; 25(1)47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2014.09.007.

PMID:
    25430429
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful repair of benign left atriogastric fistula after transhiatal esophagectomy.
Bharat A, Damiano R, Patterson GA
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Oct; 98(4)1475-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.11.083.

PMID:
    25282221
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Does the method of radiologic surveillance affect survival after resection of stage I non-small cell lung cancer?
Crabtree TD, Puri V, Chen SB, Gierada DS, Bell JM, Broderick S, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 149(1)45-52, 53.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.07.095.

PMID:
    25218540
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lung transplant or bust: patients' recommendations for ideal lung transplant education.
Davis LA, Ryszkiewicz E, Schenk E, Peipert J, LaSee C, Miller C, Richardson G, Ridolfi G, Trulock EP, Patterson GA, Waterman A
Prog Transplant. 2014 Jun; 24(2)132-41. doi: 10.7182/pit2014432.

PMID:
    24919729
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of pyloric intervention strategies at the time of esophagectomy: is more better?
Antonoff MB, Puri V, Meyers BF, Baumgartner K, Bell JM, Broderick S, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Crabtree TD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jun; 97(6)1950-7; discussion 1657-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.02.046.

PMID:
    24751155
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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National patterns of care and outcomes after combined modality therapy for stage IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer.
Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Guthrie TJ, Robinson CG, Morgensztern D, Colditz GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Bradley JD, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V
J Thorac Oncol. 2014 May; 9(5)612-21. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000152.

PMID:
    24722151
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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National cooperative group trials of "high-risk" patients with lung cancer: are they truly "high-risk"?
Puri V, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 97(5)1678-83; discussion 1683-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.028.

PMID:
    24534644
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pulmonary cement embolization after vertebroplasty requiring pulmonary wedge resection.
Rothermich MA, Buchowski JM, Bumpass DB, Patterson GA
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May; 472(5)1652-7. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3506-0.

PMID:
    24532433
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Analysis of first recurrence and survival in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer treated with surgical resection or stereotactic radiation therapy.
Crabtree TD, Puri V, Robinson C, Bradley J, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Liu J, Musick JF, Bell JM, Yang M, Meyers BF
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 147(4)1183-1191; discussion 1191-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.11.057.

PMID:
    24507980
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hiatal hernia repair with or without esophageal lengthening: is there a difference?
Puri V, Jacobsen K, Bell JM, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
Innovations (Phila). 2013 Sep-Oct; 8(5)341-7. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000012.

PMID:
    24346582
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term IL-33-producing epithelial progenitor cells in chronic obstructive lung disease.
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
J Clin Invest. 2013 Sep; 123(9)3967-82. doi: 10.1172/JCI65570.

PMID:
    23945235
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of the reliability of clinical staging of T2 N0 esophageal cancer: a review of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.
Crabtree TD, Kosinski AS, Puri V, Burfeind W, Bharat A, Patterson GA, Hofstetter W, Meyers BF
Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2)382-90. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.03.093.

PMID:
    23731608
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Completion pneumonectomy: outcomes for benign and malignant indications.
Puri V, Tran A, Bell JM, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun; 95(6)1885-90; discussion 1890-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.014.

PMID:
    23647859
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Performance of integrated positron emission tomography/computed tomography for mediastinal nodal staging in non-small cell lung carcinoma.
Broderick SR, Patterson GA
Thorac Surg Clin. 2013 May; 23(2)193-8. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2013.01.014.

PMID:
    23566971
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with posterior spinal reconstruction for the resection of upper lobe lung tumors involving the spine.
Stoker GE, Buchowski JM, Kelly MP, Meyers BF, Patterson GA
Spine J. 2013 Jan; 13(1)68-76. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.11.026.

PMID:
    23295033
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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