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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

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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

Health metrics in lung cancer care: Measure, improve, repeat.
Harrison MS, Frye CC, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 2; pii: S0022-5223(18)32879-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.104.

PMID:
    30503736
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Surveillance and the second primary lung cancer: Enhancing our understanding beyond Martini and Melamed.
Subramanian MP, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 26; pii: S0022-5223(18)32833-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.062.

PMID:
    30501952
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Induction Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer: Does Dose Affect Outcomes?
Semenkovich TR, Samson PP, Hudson JL, Subramanian M, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Robinson CG, Bradley JD, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov 13; pii: S0003-4975(18)31642-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.09.064.

PMID:
    30444988
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome-free survival after lung transplantation: An International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Thoracic Transplant Registry analysis.
Kulkarni HS, Cherikh WS, Chambers DC, Garcia VC, Hachem RR, Kreisel DE, Puri V, Kozower BD, Byers DE, Witt CA, Alexander-Brett J, Aguilar PR, Tague LK, Furuya Y, Patterson GA, Trulock EP 3rd, Yusen RD
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Sep 25; pii: S1053-2498(18)31663-2. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2018.09.016.

PMID:
    30391193
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The role of a decision analysis in treatment of T2N0 esophageal cancer.
Semenkovich TR, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Puri V
J Thorac Dis. 2018 Sep; 10(Suppl 26)S3309-S3310. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.08.47.

PMID:
    30370146
    [PubMed]
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Planning resection of nonpalpable lung nodules: The importance of multidisciplinary care.
Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov; 156(5)1972-1973. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.08.040.

PMID:
    30336924
    [PubMed - in process]
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Postoperative Pneumonia Prevention in Pulmonary Resections: A Feasibility Pilot Study.
Semenkovich TR, Frederiksen C, Hudson JL, Subramanian M, Kollef MH, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct 3; pii: S0003-4975(18)31350-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.008.

PMID:
    30291834
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Defining Proficiency for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Participants Performing Thoracoscopic Lobectomy.
Puri V, Gaissert HA, Wormuth DW, Grogan EL, Burfeind WR, Chang AC, Seder CW, Fernandez FG, Brown L, Magee MJ, Kosinski AS, Raymond DP, Broderick SR, Welsh RJ, DeCamp MM, Farjah F, Edwards MA, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep 28; pii: S0003-4975(18)31328-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.074.

PMID:
    30273574
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Transplantation of Lungs Procured From a Donor with an Atrioesophageal Fistula.
Takahashi T, Gauthier JM, Albertin EK, Damiano RJ Jr, Patterson GA, Bierhals AJ, Pasque MK, Hachem RR, Puri V, Kreisel D
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Aug 3; pii: S0003-4975(18)31053-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.06.049.

PMID:
    30081029
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with pathologic node-positive esophageal cancer after induction chemotherapy is associated with improved survival.
Samson P, Puri V, Lockhart AC, Robinson C, Broderick S, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Crabtree T
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct; 156(4)1725-1735. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.05.100.

PMID:
    30054137
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A single-center experience of 1500 lung transplant patients.
Balsara KR, Krupnick AS, Bell JM, Khiabani A, Scavuzzo M, Hachem R, Trulock E, Witt C, Byers DE, Yusen R, Meyers B, Kozower B, Patterson GA, Puri V, Kreisel D
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug; 156(2)894-905.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.112.

PMID:
    29891245
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Spleen-derived classical monocytes mediate lung ischemia-reperfusion injury through IL-1β.
Hsiao HM, Fernandez R, Tanaka S, Li W, Spahn JH, Chiu S, Akbarpour M, Ruiz-Perez D, Wu Q, Turam C, Scozzi D, Takahashi T, Luehmann HP, Puri V, Budinger GRS, Krupnick AS, Misharin AV, Lavine KJ, Liu Y, Gelman AE, Bharat A, Kreisel D
J Clin Invest. 2018 Jul 2; 128(7)2833-2847. doi: 10.1172/JCI98436.

PMID:
    29781811
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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 Sep; 102(9)1459-1466. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002250.

PMID:
    29683998
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 Aug; 106(2)375-381. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.049.

PMID:
    29580779
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Current State of Empyema Management.
Semenkovich TR, Olsen MA, Puri V, Meyers BF, Kozower BD
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun; 105(6)1589-1596. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.027.

PMID:
    29550205
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 Jul; 19(4)e373-e379. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2018.01.007.

PMID:
    29526531
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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
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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 May; 105(5)1304-1307. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.006.

PMID:
    29518386
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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
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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
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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