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Varun Puri, MD, MSCI

Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer
Lung Transplantation
Thoracic Oncology
Esophageal Cancer
Lung Disease
Hiatal Hernia
Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

Hindi
Punjabi

Areas of Clinical Interest

Minimally invasive, laparoscopic, robotic and traditional surgery in lung cancer, lung transplantation, gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett's esophagus,  hiatal hernia, inguinal hernia, mediastinoscopy

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-362-4191
Fax: 314-362-6288

Siteman Cancer Center
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

150 Entrance Way
St. Peters, MO 63376

Office Phone: 314-362-4191
Fax: 314-362-6288

Education

Education

Medical Degree: All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India 1998
Residency: General Surgery, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 2007
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2009
Postgraduate in Surgery: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 2001
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2014

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Imaging Surveillance for Surgically Resected Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Is More Always Better?
Subramanian M, Liu J, Greenberg C, Schumacher J, Chang GJ, McMurry TL, Francescatti AB, Semenkovich TR, Hudson JL, Meyers BF, Puri V, Kozower BD
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar; 157(3)1205-1217.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.119.

PMID:
    31130741
    [PubMed - in process]
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Commentary: I saw, therefore I coiled-Solving the small nodule problem.
Subramanian MP, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24; pii: S0022-5223(19)30924-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.029.

PMID:
    31126647
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The role of small or single-institution prospective studies in thoracic research.
Semenkovich TR, Frye CC, Harrison MS, Subramanian M, Kozower BD, Meyers BF, Puri V
J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar; 11(Suppl 4)S555-S561. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.01.18.

PMID:
    31032073
    [PubMed]
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Chest computed tomography imaging improves potential lung donor assessment.
Gauthier JM, Bierhals AJ, Liu J, Balsara KR, Frederiksen C, Gremminger E, Hachem RR, Witt CA, Trulock EP, Byers DE, Yusen RD, Aguilar PR, Marklin G, Nava RG, Kozower BD, Pasque MK, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr; 157(4)1711-1718.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.11.038.

PMID:
    30772037
    [PubMed - in process]
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Association between Allosensitization and Waiting List Outcomes among Adult Lung Transplant Candidates in the United States.
Tague LK, Witt CA, Byers DE, Yusen RD, Aguilar PR, Kulkarni HS, Bain KB, Fester KA, Puri V, Kreisel D, Mohanakumar T, Trulock EP, Hachem RR
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Feb 14; doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201810-713OC.

PMID:
    30763122
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Unintended consequences of changes to lung allocation policy.
Puri V, Hachem RR, Frye CC, Harrison MS, Semenkovich TR, Lynch JP, Ridolfi G, Rowe C, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Kozower BD, Pasque MK, Nava RG, Marklin GF, Brockmeier D, Sweet SC, Chapman WC, Kreisel D
Am J Transplant. 2019 Feb 13; doi: 10.1111/ajt.15307.

PMID:
    30758137
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Technical Considerations for Lung Transplantation in Kartagener's Syndrome.
Gauthier JM, Takahashi T, Bierhals AJ, Brody SL, Hachem RR, Witt CA, Byers DE, Yusen RD, Trulock EP, Aguilar PR, Nava RG, Kozower BD, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May; 107(5)e337-e339. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.095.

PMID:
    30612988
    [PubMed - in process]
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Bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue-resident Foxp3+ T lymphocytes prevent antibody-mediated lung rejection.
Li W, Gauthier JM, Higashikubo R, Hsiao HM, Tanaka S, Vuong L, Ritter JH, Tong AY, Wong BW, Hachem RR, Puri V, Bharat A, Krupnick AS, Hsieh CS, Baldwin WM 3rd, Kelly FL, Palmer SM, Gelman AE, Kreisel D
J Clin Invest. 2019 Feb 1; 129(2)556-568. doi: 10.1172/JCI122083.

PMID:
    30561386
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgery versus stereotactic body radiation therapy: Definitive evidence is still elusive.
Semenkovich TR, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan; 157(1)374-375. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.012.

PMID:
    30557954
    [PubMed - in process]
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Health metrics in lung cancer care: Measure, improve, repeat.
Harrison MS, Frye CC, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 2; pii: S0022-5223(18)32879-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.104.

PMID:
    30503736
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Surveillance and the second primary lung cancer: Enhancing our understanding beyond Martini and Melamed.
Subramanian MP, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 26; pii: S0022-5223(18)32833-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.062.

PMID:
    30501952
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Induction Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer: Does Dose Affect Outcomes?
Semenkovich TR, Samson PP, Hudson JL, Subramanian M, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Robinson CG, Bradley JD, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar; 107(3)903-911. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.09.064.

PMID:
    30444988
    [PubMed - in process]
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Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome-free survival after lung transplantation: An International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Thoracic Transplant Registry analysis.
Kulkarni HS, Cherikh WS, Chambers DC, Garcia VC, Hachem RR, Kreisel D, Puri V, Kozower BD, Byers DE, Witt CA, Alexander-Brett J, Aguilar PR, Tague LK, Furuya Y, Patterson GA, Trulock EP 3rd, Yusen RD
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Jan; 38(1)5-16. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2018.09.016.

PMID:
    30391193
    [PubMed - in process]
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The role of a decision analysis in treatment of T2N0 esophageal cancer.
Semenkovich TR, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Puri V
J Thorac Dis. 2018 Sep; 10(Suppl 26)S3309-S3310. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.08.47.

PMID:
    30370146
    [PubMed]
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Planning resection of nonpalpable lung nodules: The importance of multidisciplinary care.
Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov; 156(5)1972-1973. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.08.040.

PMID:
    30336924
    [PubMed - in process]
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Postoperative Pneumonia Prevention in Pulmonary Resections: A Feasibility Pilot Study.
Semenkovich TR, Frederiksen C, Hudson JL, Subramanian M, Kollef MH, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jan; 107(1)262-270. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.008.

PMID:
    30291834
    [PubMed - in process]
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Defining Proficiency for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Participants Performing Thoracoscopic Lobectomy.
Puri V, Gaissert HA, Wormuth DW, Grogan EL, Burfeind WR, Chang AC, Seder CW, Fernandez FG, Brown L, Magee MJ, Kosinski AS, Raymond DP, Broderick SR, Welsh RJ, DeCamp MM, Farjah F, Edwards MA, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jan; 107(1)202-208. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.074.

PMID:
    30273574
    [PubMed - in process]
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Transplantation of Lungs Procured From a Donor With an Atrioesophageal Fistula.
Takahashi T, Gauthier JM, Albertin EK, Damiano RJ Jr, Patterson GA, Bierhals AJ, Pasque MK, Hachem RR, Puri V, Kreisel D
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb; 107(2)e121-e122. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.06.049.

PMID:
    30081029
    [PubMed - in process]
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Adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with pathologic node-positive esophageal cancer after induction chemotherapy is associated with improved survival.
Samson P, Puri V, Lockhart AC, Robinson C, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Crabtree T
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct; 156(4)1725-1735. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.05.100.

PMID:
    30054137
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A single-center experience of 1500 lung transplant patients.
Balsara KR, Krupnick AS, Bell JM, Khiabani A, Scavuzzo M, Hachem R, Trulock E, Witt C, Byers DE, Yusen R, Meyers B, Kozower B, Patterson GA, Puri V, Kreisel D
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug; 156(2)894-905.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.112.

PMID:
    29891245
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Areas of Research Interest

Evaluation of positron emission tomography in predicting survival after esophagectomy in patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer; Determination of risk factors predictive of occult mediastinal lymph node involvement in patients with early non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): and evaluation of hand-held spirometry as an alternative to laboratory based volume-displacement spirometry in a low-risk population undergoing lung resection. Lobar distribution as a predictor of outcome in early stage lung cancer