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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

Reply.
Puri V, Broderick S
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep; 102(3)1030-1. 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)1029-30. 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 Aug 17; pii: S1556-0864(16)30836-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.07.031.

PMID:
    27544058
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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
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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
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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 - in process]
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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
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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
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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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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)200-8; discussion 208-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.09.001.

PMID:
    26507424
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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)451-7; discussion 457-8. 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)1496-1504, 1505.e1-5; discussion 1504-5. 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. 2016 Mar; 151(3)697-705.e1. 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; discussion 2032. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.091.

PMID:
    26319488
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Pathologic Upstaging in Patients Undergoing Resection for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Are There Modifiable Predictors?
Bott MJ, Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Colditz GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Broderick S, Meyers BF, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec; 100(6)2048-53. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.100.

PMID:
    26277562
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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