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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

Anellovirus Dynamics Are Associated With Primary Graft Dysfunction in Lung Transplantation.
Blatter JA, Takahashi T, Mittler B, Nava RG, Puri V, Kreisel D, Wang D
Transplant Direct. 2020 Feb; 6(2)e521. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000969.

PMID:
    32095507
    [PubMed]
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Neoadjuvant <i>vs</i>. adjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer-is timing everything?
Subramanian MP, Puri V
J Thorac Dis. 2019 Dec; 11(12)5674-5676. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.12.40.

PMID:
    32030298
    [PubMed]
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Commentary: The changing risk paradigm in lung cancer: Are we opening Pandora's box?
Randhawa SK, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 3; pii: S0022-5223(19)43494-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.12.037.

PMID:
    32008763
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Commentary: Pleural metastases in thymic tumors: Is surgery the answer?
Frye CC, Harrison MS, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 24; pii: S0022-5223(19)32292-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.10.059.

PMID:
    31836183
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comparison of outcomes in lung and heart transplant recipients from the same multiorgan donor.
Takahashi T, Terada Y, Pasque MK, Itoh A, Nava RG, Puri V, Kreisel D, Patterson AG, Hachem RR
Clin Transplant. 2020 Jan; 34(1)e13768. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13768.

PMID:
    31833584
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Composite Score Rating for Pulmonary Resection for Lung Cancer.
Broderick SR, Grau-Sepulveda M, Kosinski AS, Kurlansky PA, Shahian DM, Jacobs JP, Becker S, DeCamp MM, Seder CW, Grogan EL, Brown LM, Burfeind W, Magee M, Raymond DP, Puri V, Chang AC, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar; 109(3)848-855. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.114.

PMID:
    31689407
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa and acute rejection independently increase the risk of donor-specific antibodies after lung transplantation.
Kulkarni HS, Tsui K, Sunder S, Ganninger A, Tague LK, Witt CA, Byers DE, Trulock EP, Nava R, Puri V, Kreisel D, Mohanakumar T, Gelman AE, Hachem RR
Am J Transplant. 2020 Apr; 20(4)1028-1038. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15687.

PMID:
    31677358
    [PubMed - in process]
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Commentary: Outcomes and transferability of ex vivo lung perfusion.
Harrison SM, Frye CC, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 5; pii: S0022-5223(19)31719-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.07.125.

PMID:
    31619334
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Utilization Trends, Outcomes, and Cost in Minimally Invasive Lobectomy.
Subramanian MP, Liu J, Chapman WC Jr, Olsen MA, Yan Y, Liu Y, Semenkovich TR, Meyers BF, Puri V, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Dec; 108(6)1648-1655. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.049.

PMID:
    31400324
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trends in Treatment of T1N0 Esophageal Cancer.
Semenkovich TR, Hudson JL, Subramanian M, Mullady DK, Meyers BF, Puri V, Kozower BD
Ann Surg. 2019 Sep; 270(3)434-443. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003466.

PMID:
    31274653
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Clinical Nomogram for Predicting Node-positive Disease in Esophageal Cancer.
Semenkovich TR, Yan Y, Subramanian M, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Nava R, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Puri V
Ann Surg. 2019 Jul 3; doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003450.

PMID:
    31274650
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Is a complicated VATS lung resection better than no VATS at all?-converting our stance on intraoperative conversions.
Subramanian M, Puri V
J Thorac Dis. 2019 May; 11(Suppl 9)S1366-S1368. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.03.87.

PMID:
    31245134
    [PubMed]
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Adjuvant Therapy for Node-Positive Esophageal Cancer After Induction and Surgery: A Multisite Study.
Semenkovich TR, Subramanian M, Yan Y, Hofstetter WL, Correa AM, Cassivi SD, Inra ML, Stiles BM, Altorki NK, Chang AC, Brescia AA, Darling GE, Allison F, Broderick SR, Etchill EW, Fernandez FG, Chihara RK, Litle VR, Muñoz-Largacha JA, Kozower BD, Puri V, Meyers BF
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Sep; 108(3)828-836. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.099.

PMID:
    31229485
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Commentary: I saw, therefore I coiled-Solving the small nodule problem.
Subramanian MP, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug; 158(2)601-602. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.029.

PMID:
    31126647
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 Jul; 16(7)846-852. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201810-713OC.

PMID:
    30763122
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 Aug; 19(8)2164-2167. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15307.

PMID:
    30758137
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - 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