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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

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

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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

Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Experimental Models of Chronic Lung Allograft Rejection.
Gauthier JM, Ruiz-Pérez D, Li W, Hachem RR, Puri V, Gelman AE, Kreisel D
Transplantation. 2018 Apr 21; doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002250.

PMID:
    29683998
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Long-Term Results for Clinical Stage IA Lung Cancer- Comparing Lobectomy and Sublobar Resection.
Subramanian M, McMurry T, Meyers BF, Puri V, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar 23; pii: S0003-4975(18)30387-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.049.

PMID:
    29580779
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Current State of Empyema Management.
Semenkovich TR, Olsen MA, Puri V, Meyers BF, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar 14; pii: S0003-4975(18)30341-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.027.

PMID:
    29550205
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Non-small-cell Lung Cancer With Brain Metastasis at Presentation.
Waqar SN, Samson PP, Robinson CG, Bradley J, Devarakonda S, Du L, Govindan R, Gao F, Puri V, Morgensztern D
Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Mar 8; pii: S1525-7304(18)30019-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2018.01.007.

PMID:
    29526531
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Predicting pulmonary function after lung resection: Did you account for induction chemoradiation?
Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May; 155(5)2138-2139. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.02.020.

PMID:
    29523401
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database 2018 Update on Outcomes and Quality.
Seder CW, Raymond D, Wright CD, Gaissert HA, Chang AC, Becker S, Puri V, Welsh R, Burfeind W, Fernandez FG, Brown LM, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar 5; pii: S0003-4975(18)30269-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.006.

PMID:
    29518386
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comparative effectiveness of upfront esophagectomy versus induction chemoradiation in clinical stage T2N0 esophageal cancer: A decision analysis.
Semenkovich TR, Panni RZ, Hudson JL, Thomas T, Elmore LC, Chang SH, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May; 155(5)2221-2230.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.01.006.

PMID:
    29428700
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early Mortality in Patients Undergoing Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Morgensztern D, Samson PS, Waqar SN, Devarakonda S, Robinson CG, Govindan R, Puri V
J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Apr; 13(4)543-549. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.01.010.

PMID:
    29410127
    [PubMed - in process]
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Lung Focused Resuscitation at a Specialized Donor Care Facility Improves Lung Procurement Rates.
Chang SH, Kreisel D, Marklin GF, Cook L, Hachem R, Kozower BD, Balsara KR, Bell JM, Frederiksen C, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 11; pii: S0003-4975(18)30015-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.12.009.

PMID:
    29337122
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Office-Based Spirometry: A New Model of Care in Preoperative Assessment for Low-Risk Lung Resections.
Hudson JL, Bell JM, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan; 105(1)279-286. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.08.010.

PMID:
    29157739
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Treatment utilization and outcomes in elderly patients with locally advanced esophageal carcinoma: a review of the National Cancer Database.
Vlacich G, Samson PP, Perkins SM, Roach MC, Parikh PJ, Bradley JD, Lockhart AC, Puri V, Meyers BF, Kozower B, Robinson CG
Cancer Med. 2017 Dec; 6(12)2886-2896. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1250.

PMID:
    29139215
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of Short Message Service and Smartphone Applications in the Management of Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review.
Lu K, Marino NE, Russell D, Singareddy A, Zhang D, Hardi A, Kaar S, Puri V
Telemed J E Health. 2017 Nov 7; doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0123.

PMID:
    29111887
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Hitting the target with lung perfusion.
Gauthier JM, Puri V, Kreisel D
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov; 154(5)1821-1822. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.08.009.

PMID:
    29042053
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 Oct; 104(4)1208-1214. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.023.

PMID:
    28821338
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 Nov; 154(5)e91-e92. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.07.007.

PMID:
    28784242
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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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