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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: 636-916-7123
Fax: 636 916 7124

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Medical Office Building 2

70 Jungermann Circle
St. Peters, MO 63376

Suite: Suite 201
Office Phone: 636-916-7123
Fax: 636-916-7124

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

Ileocaecal Metastasis from Carcinoma Cervix presenting with bowel obstruction: A rare case report.
Choudhury M, Singh S, Puri V, Nain M
Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun; 52(2)179-80. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175808.

PMID:
    26853393
    [PubMed - in process]
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Mesenchymal hamartoma mimicking hepatoblastoma: A cytological pitfall.
Verma D, Agarwal S, Puri V, Singh D, Bundela T
J Cytol. 2015 Jul-Sep; 32(3)197-200. doi: 10.4103/0970-9371.168903.

PMID:
    26729984
    [PubMed]
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Spectral electroencephalogram in liver cirrhosis with minimal hepatic encephalopathy before and after lactulose therapy.
Singh J, Sharma BC, Maharshi S, Puri V, Srivastava S
J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Dec 30; doi: 10.1111/jgh.13283.

PMID:
    26716736
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Reversible cerebral and brain stem dysfunction in n: Hexane neuropathy.
Puri V, Gupta AD, Chaudhry N, Saran RK
Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2015 Oct-Dec; 18(4)464-7. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.160088.

PMID:
    26713026
    [PubMed]
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Needle(s) in the Haystack-Synchronous Multifocal Tumor-Induced Osteomalacia.
Annamalai AK, Sampathkumar K, Kane S, Shetty NS, Kulkarni S, Rangarajan V, Purandare N, Pai PS, Mahuvakar AD, Shanthi R, Suriyakumar G, Puri V, Aram S, Gopalakrishnan C, Chelian M, Srinivasan KG, Gill AJ, Gurnell M, Clifton-Bligh R
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Feb; 101(2)390-3. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-3854.

PMID:
    26691889
    [PubMed - in process]
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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. 2015 Dec 12;

PMID:
    26672723
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Response to "Is post-operative radiotherapy of any benefit after R0 resection for N2 disease?".
Robinson CG, Patel AP, DeWees T, Morgensztern D, Bradley JD, Puri V
Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2015 Oct; 4(5)667. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2218-6751.2015.08.12.

PMID:
    26629444
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Effect of the REG1 anticoagulation system versus bivalirudin on outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (REGULATE-PCI): a randomised clinical trial.
Lincoff AM, Mehran R, Povsic TJ, Zelenkofske SL, Huang Z, Armstrong PW, Steg PG, Bode C, Cohen MG, Buller C, Laanmets P, Valgimigli M, Marandi T, Fridrich V, Cantor WJ, Merkely B, Lopez-Sendon J, Cornel JH, Kasprzak JD, Aschermann M, Guetta V, Morais J, Sinnaeve PR, Huber K, Stables R, Sellers MA, Borgman M, Glenn L, Levinson AI, Lopes RD, Hasselblad V, Becker RC, Alexander JH, REGULATE-PCI Investigators
Lancet. 2016 Jan 23; 387(10016)349-56. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00515-2.

PMID:
    26547100
    [PubMed - in process]
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Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplantation.
Puri V, Eason J
Curr Transplant Rep. 2015; 2(4)297-302.

PMID:
    26523249
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Adjuvant Therapy for Positive Nodes After Induction Therapy and Resection of Esophageal Cancer.
Brescia AA, Broderick SR, Crabtree TD, Puri V, Musick JF, Bell JM, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan; 101(1)200-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.09.001.

PMID:
    26507424
    [PubMed - in process]
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International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Donation After Circulatory Death Registry Report.
Cypel M, Levvey B, Van Raemdonck D, Erasmus M, Dark J, Love R, Mason D, Glanville AR, Chambers D, Edwards LB, Stehlik J, Hertz M, Whitson BA, Yusen RD, Puri V, Hopkins P, Snell G, Keshavjee S, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Oct; 34(10)1278-82. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2015.08.015.

PMID:
    26454741
    [PubMed - in process]
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Statin-induced bilateral foot drop in a case of hypothyroidism.
Chaudhary N, Duggal AK, Makhija P, Puri V, Khwaja GA
Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2015 Jul-Sep; 18(3)331-4. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.157251.

PMID:
    26425013
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Pneumonectomy for Clinical Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The Effect of Neoadjuvant Therapy.
Broderick SR, Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Morgansztern D, Robinson CG, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 101(2)451-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.07.022.

PMID:
    26410162
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Unexpected readmission after lung cancer surgery: A benign event?
Puri V, Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Broderick SR, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec; 150(6)1496-1505.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.067.

PMID:
    26410004
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The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk calculator does not adequately stratify risk for patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer.
Samson P, Robinson CG, Bradley J, Lee A, Broderick S, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Puri V, Meyers BF, Crabtree T
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 24; pii: S0022-5223(15)01521-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.058.

PMID:
    26410001
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Making the Nuss repair safer: Use of a vacuum bell device.
Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(5)1374-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.086.

PMID:
    26395049
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Brain Metastases at Presentation in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Waqar SN, Waqar SH, Trinkaus K, Gadea CA, Robinson CG, Bradley J, Watson MA, Puri V, Govindan R, Morgensztern D
Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 15;

PMID:
    26359696
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Treatment Outcomes in Stage I Lung Cancer: A Comparison of Surgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
Puri V, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Broderick SR, Morgensztern D, Colditz GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Patel A, Robinson CG
J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Dec; 10(12)1776-84. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000680.

PMID:
    26334753
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The Role of Surgical Resection in Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
Samson P, Patel A, Robinson CG, Morgensztern D, Chang SH, Colditz GA, Waqar S, Crabtree TD, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec; 100(6)2026-32. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.091.

PMID:
    26319488
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New data and an old puzzle: the negative association between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis.
Lee SH, Byrne EM, Hultman CM, Kähler A, Vinkhuyzen AA, Ripke S, Andreassen OA, Frisell T, Gusev A, Hu X, Karlsson R, Mantzioris VX, McGrath JJ, Mehta D, Stahl EA, Zhao Q, Kendler KS, Sullivan PF, Price AL, O'Donovan M, Okada Y, Mowry BJ, Raychaudhuri S, Wray NR, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium International, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium authors, Byerley W, Cahn W, Cantor RM, Cichon S, Cormican P, Curtis D, Djurovic S, Escott-Price V, Gejman PV, Georgieva L, Giegling I, Hansen TF, Ingason A, Kim Y, Konte B, Lee PH, McIntosh A, McQuillin A, Morris DW, Nöthen MM, O'Dushlaine C, Olincy A, Olsen L, Pato CN, Pato MT, Pickard BS, Posthuma D, Rasmussen HB, Rietschel M, Rujescu D, Schulze TG, Silverman JM, Thirumalai S, Werge T, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium collaborators, Agartz I, Amin F, Azevedo MH, Bass N, Black DW, Blackwood DH, Bruggeman R, Buccola NG, Choudhury K, Cloninger RC, Corvin A, Craddock N, Daly MJ, Datta S, Donohoe GJ, Duan J, Dudbridge F, Fanous A, Freedman R, Freimer NB, Friedl M, Gill M, Gurling H, De Haan L, Hamshere ML, Hartmann AM, Holmans PA, Kahn RS, Keller MC, Kenny E, Kirov GK, Krabbendam L, Krasucki R, Lawrence J, Lencz T, Levinson DF, Lieberman JA, Lin DY, Linszen DH, Magnusson PK, Maier W, Malhotra AK, Mattheisen M, Mattingsdal M, McCarroll SA, Medeiros H, Melle I, Milanova V, Myin-Germeys I, Neale BM, Ophoff RA, Owen MJ, Pimm J, Purcell SM, Puri V, Quested DJ, Rossin L, Ruderfer D, Sanders AR, Shi J, Sklar P, St Clair D, Scott Stroup T, Van Os J, Visscher PM, Wiersma D, Zammit S, Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium International authors, Louis Bridges S Jr, Choi HK, Coenen MJ, de Vries N, Dieud P, Greenberg JD, Huizinga TW, Padyukov L, Siminovitch KA, Tak PP, Worthington J, Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium International collaborators, De Jager PL, Denny JC, Gregersen PK, Klareskog L, Mariette X, Plenge RM, van Laar M, van Riel P
Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Aug 18; pii: dyv136.

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    26286434
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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