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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
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lung Disease

Board Certifications

General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Progress West Hospital
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County 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

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

Impact of Delayed Chest Closure on Surgical Site Infection After Lung Transplantation.
Aguilar PR, Bemiss BC, Witt C, Byers DE, Kreisel D, Puri V, Meyers B, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS, Yusen RD, Trulock EP, Hachem RR
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug 16; pii: S0003-4975(17)30698-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.023.

PMID:
    28821338
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ex vivo lung perfusion: Perfusing less lung can yield more lungs.
Balsara KR, Puri V, Kreisel D
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 19; pii: S0022-5223(17)31398-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.07.007.

PMID:
    28784242
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Oncologic Quality Indicators in Thoracic Surgery.
Hudson J, Semenkovich T, Puri V
Thorac Surg Clin. 2017 Aug; 27(3)227-244. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2017.04.001.

PMID:
    28647069
    [PubMed - in process]
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Adjuvant Chemotherapy Is Associated With Improved Survival in Locally Invasive Node Negative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Ahmad U, Crabtree TD, Patel AP, Morgensztern D, Robinson CG, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Jones DR, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul; 104(1)303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.069.

PMID:
    28433225
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Challenging dicta in thoracic surgery.
Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May; 153(5)e119-e120. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.02.006.

PMID:
    28274554
    [PubMed - in process]
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Defining the Ideal Time Interval Between Planned Induction Therapy and Surgery for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Samson P, Crabtree TD, Robinson CG, Morgensztern D, Broderick S, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr; 103(4)1070-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.053.

PMID:
    28110809
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adhering to Quality Measures in Esophagectomy Is Associated With Improved Survival in All Stages of Esophageal Cancer.
Samson P, Puri V, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Crabtree T
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr; 103(4)1101-1108. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.032.

PMID:
    28109569
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interpreting survival data from clinical trials of surgery versus stereotactic body radiation therapy in operable Stage I non-small cell lung cancer patients.
Samson P, Keogan K, Crabtree T, Colditz G, Broderick S, Puri V, Meyers B
Lung Cancer. 2017 Jan; 1036-10. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2016.11.005.

PMID:
    28024698
    [PubMed - in process]
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Extent of Lymphadenectomy Is Associated With Improved Overall Survival After Esophagectomy With or Without Induction Therapy.
Samson P, Puri V, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Crabtree T
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb; 103(2)406-415. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.08.010.

PMID:
    28024648
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quality Measures in Clinical Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Improved Performance Is Associated With Improved Survival.
Samson P, Crabtree T, Broderick S, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1)303-311. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.07.003.

PMID:
    27665480
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reply.
Puri V, Broderick S
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep; 102(3)1030-1031. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.04.074.

PMID:
    27549531
    [PubMed - in process]
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Reply.
Puri V, Broderick S
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep; 102(3)1029-1030. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.04.076.

PMID:
    27549530
    [PubMed - in process]
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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy versus Chemoradiation Prior to Esophagectomy: Impact on Rate of Complete Pathologic Response and Survival in Esophageal Cancer Patients.
Samson P, Robinson C, Bradley J, Lockhart AC, Puri V, Broderick S, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Crabtree T
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Dec; 11(12)2227-2237. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.07.031.

PMID:
    27544058
    [PubMed - in process]
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Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with T2N0M0 NSCLC.
Morgensztern D, Du L, Waqar SN, Patel A, Samson P, Devarakonda S, Gao F, Robinson CG, Bradley J, Baggstrom M, Masood A, Govindan R, Puri V
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Oct; 11(10)1729-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.05.022.

PMID:
    27287414
    [PubMed - in process]
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Patterns of care in hilar node-positive (N1) non-small cell lung cancer: A missed treatment opportunity?
Bott MJ, Patel AP, Verma V, Crabtree TD, Morgensztern D, Robinson CG, Colditz GA, Waqar S, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Broderick S, Meyers BF, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun; 151(6)1549-1558.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.01.058.

PMID:
    27207124
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In Response to Treatment Outcomes in Stage I Lung Cancer: A Comparison of Surgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
Puri V, Robinson CG
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 May; 11(5)e65-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.02.019.

PMID:
    27131297
    [PubMed - in process]
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Invited Commentary.
Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May; 101(5)1855. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.02.076.

PMID:
    27106423
    [PubMed - in process]
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Quantitative Computed Tomography Classification of Lung Nodules: Initial Comparison of 2- and 3-Dimensional Analysis.
Gierada DS, Politte DG, Zheng J, Schechtman KB, Whiting BR, Smith KE, Crabtree T, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Puri V, Meyers BF
J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Jul-Aug; 40(4)589-95. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000394.

PMID:
    27096403
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical T2N0 Esophageal Cancer: Identifying Pretreatment Characteristics Associated With Pathologic Upstaging and the Potential Role for Induction Therapy.
Samson P, Puri V, Robinson C, Lockhart C, Carpenter D, Broderick S, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Crabtree T
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun; 101(6)2102-11. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.033.

PMID:
    27083246
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparative Effectiveness of Esophagectomy Versus Endoscopic Treatment for Esophageal High-grade Dysplasia.
Hu Y, Puri V, Shami VM, Stukenborg GJ, Kozower BD
Ann Surg. 2016 Apr; 263(4)719-26. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001387.

PMID:
    26672723
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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