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Vladimir M Kushnir, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Specialty Areas

Gastroenterology
Interventional Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Weight Management

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Languages

Russian

Areas of Clinical Interest

Esophageal disorders, biliary and pancreatic disease (ERCP), endosonography (EUS), gastrointestinal bleeding, Barrett’s esophagus, enteral stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-362-3685
Fax: (314) 747-1277

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: 200
Office Phone: 314-362-3685
Fax: (314) 747-1277

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 2002
Residency, Internal Medicine: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2009
Fellowship, Gastroenterology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2012
Medical Degree: Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, OH 2006
Fellowship, Therapeutic Endoscopy : Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2013

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections with lumen-apposing metal stents and plastic double-pigtail stents: comparison of efficacy and adverse event rates.
Lang GD, Fritz C, Bhat T, Das KK, Murad FM, Early DS, Edmundowicz SA, Kushnir VM, Mullady DK
Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jul 14; pii: S0016-5107(17)32077-1. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.06.029.

PMID:
    28713067
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas: a Case Report and Literature Review.
Alajlan BA, Bernadt CT, Kushnir VM
J Gastrointest Cancer. 2017 Jun 29; doi: 10.1007/s12029-017-9982-1.

PMID:
    28660521
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A clinically feasible multiplex proteomic immunoassay as a novel functional diagnostic for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Lim KH, Langley E, Gao F, Luo J, Li L, Meyer G, Kim P, Singh S, Kushnir VM, Early DS, Mullady DK, Edmundowicz SA, Wani S, Murad FM, Cao D, Azar RR, Wang-Gillam A
Oncotarget. 2017 Apr 11; 8(15)24250-24261. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.15653.

PMID:
    28445954
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hemobilia Due to Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysm: A Rare Late Complication of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
Badillo R, Darcy MD, Kushnir VM
ACG Case Rep J. 2017; 4e38. doi: 10.14309/crj.2017.38.

PMID:
    28331877
    [PubMed]
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Evaluation of the 2015 AGA guidelines on pancreatic cystic neoplasms in a large surgically confirmed multicenter cohort.
Ge PS, Muthusamy VR, Gaddam S, Jaiyeola DM, Kim S, Sedarat A, Donahue TR, Hosford L, Wilson RH, Grande DP, Keswani RN, Kushnir VM, Mullady D, Edmundowicz SA, Early DS, Komanduri S, Wani S, Watson RR
Endosc Int Open. 2017 Mar; 5(3)E201-E208. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-122010.

PMID:
    28317015
    [PubMed]
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Utility of a multidisciplinary tumor board in the management of pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal diseases: an observational study.
Brauer DG, Strand MS, Sanford DE, Kushnir VM, Lim KH, Mullady DK, Tan BR Jr, Wang-Gillam A, Morton AE, Ruzinova MB, Parikh PJ, Narra VR, Fowler KJ, Doyle MB, Chapman WC, Strasberg SS, Hawkins WG, Fields RC
HPB (Oxford). 2017 Feb; 19(2)133-139. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.11.002.

PMID:
    27916436
    [PubMed - in process]
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Metastasis of two malignant tumors of different genesis in axillary lymph node (a case report).
Rusin AV, Petrosov OV, Chumak AI, Kushnir VM
Exp Oncol. 2016 Sep; 38(3)198-201.

PMID:
    27685530
    [PubMed - in process]
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A comparison between endoscopic ultrasound-guided rendezvous and percutaneous biliary drainage after failed ERCP for malignant distal biliary obstruction.
Bill JG, Darcy M, Fujii-Lau LL, Mullady DK, Gaddam S, Murad FM, Early DS, Edmundowicz SA, Kushnir VM
Endosc Int Open. 2016 Sep; 4(9)E980-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-112584.

PMID:
    27652305
    [PubMed]
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Evaluation of patients with abnormalities on intraoperative cholangiogram: time to abandon endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography as the initial follow-up study.
Bill JG, Kushnir VM, Mullady DK, Murad FM, Azar RR, Easler JJ, Early DS, Edmundowicz SA
Frontline Gastroenterol. 2016 Apr; 7(2)105-109. doi: 10.1136/flgastro-2015-100597.

PMID:
    28839843
    [PubMed]
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GERD phenotypes from pH-impedance monitoring predict symptomatic outcomes on prospective evaluation.
Patel A, Sayuk GS, Kushnir VM, Chan WW, Gyawali CP
Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Apr; 28(4)513-21. doi: 10.1111/nmo.12745.

PMID:
    26686239
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Variation in learning curves and competence for ERCP among advanced endoscopy trainees by using cumulative sum analysis.
Wani S, Hall M, Wang AY, DiMaio CJ, Muthusamy VR, Keswani RN, Brauer BC, Easler JJ, Yen RD, El Hajj I, Fukami N, Ghassemi KF, Gonzalez S, Hosford L, Hollander TG, Wilson R, Kushnir VM, Ahmad J, Murad F, Prabhu A, Watson RR, Strand DS, Amateau SK, Attwell A, Shah RJ, Early D, Edmundowicz SA, Mullady D
Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Apr; 83(4)711-9.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.10.022.

PMID:
    26515957
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Efficacy of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Management of Small Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumors.
Shroff SR, Kushnir VM, Wani SB, Gupta N, Jonnalagadda SS, Murad F, Early DS, Mullady DK, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2015 Oct; 25(5)e134-9. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000192.

PMID:
    26271024
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predictors for Surgical Referral in Patients With Pancreatic Cystic Lesions Undergoing Endoscopic Ultrasound: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study.
Ge PS, Gaddam S, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Watson RR, Amateau SK, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter MD, Gajdos C, Attwell AR, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S
Pancreas. 2016 Jan; 45(1)51-7. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000000386.

PMID:
    26262589
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding Following Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Implantation: Taking the Pulse of the Problem.
Cassell B, Kushnir VM
Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Dec; 60(12)3507-9. doi: 10.1007/s10620-015-3810-x.

PMID:
    26204975
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management of cervical esophageal and hypopharyngeal perforations.
Zenga J, Kreisel D, Kushnir VM, Rich JT
Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 36(5)678-85. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2015.06.001.

PMID:
    26122742
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Suboptimal accuracy of carcinoembryonic antigen in differentiation of mucinous and nonmucinous pancreatic cysts: results of a large multicenter study.
Gaddam S, Ge PS, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Watson RR, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Komanduri S, Jaiyeola DM, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Amateau SK, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter M, Gajdos C, Attwell A, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S
Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Dec; 82(6)1060-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.04.040.

PMID:
    26077458
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Corrigendum: Impact of Retroflexion Vs. Second Forward View Examination of the Right Colon on Adenoma Detection: A Comparison Study.
Kushnir VM, Oh YS, Hollander T, Chen CH, Sayuk GS, Davidson N, Mullady D, Murad FM, Sharabash NM, Ruettgers E, Dassopoulos T, Easler JJ, Gyawali CP, Edmundowicz SA, Early DS
Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jun; 110(6)942. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.144.

PMID:
    26052780
    [PubMed]
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Beliefs about GI medications and adherence to pharmacotherapy in functional GI disorder outpatients.
Cassell B, Gyawali CP, Kushnir VM, Gott BM, Nix BD, Sayuk GS
Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Oct; 110(10)1382-7. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.132.

PMID:
    25916226
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of retroflexion vs. second forward view examination of the right colon on adenoma detection: a comparison study.
Kushnir VM, Oh YS, Hollander T, Chen CH, Sayuk GS, Davidson N, Mullady D, Murad FM, Sharabash NM, Ruettgers E, Dassopoulos T, Easler JJ, Gyawali CP, Edmundowicz SA, Early DS
Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Mar; 110(3)415-22. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.21.

PMID:
    25732415
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Compliance with surveillance recommendations for foregut subepithelial tumors is poor: results of a prospective multicenter study.
Kushnir VM, Keswani RN, Hollander TG, Kohlmeier C, Mullady DK, Azar RR, Murad FM, Komanduri S, Edmundowicz SA, Early DS
Gastrointest Endosc. 2015; 81(6)1378-84. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.013.

PMID:
    25660977
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the News

In the News

Vladimir Kushnir, MD

Areas of Research Interest

Endoscopic therapy for obesity