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Vladimir M Kushnir, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine
Gastroenterology

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), bariatric endoscopy, nonsurgical weight loss.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • In the News

Location(s)

Location(s)

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

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Three

1020 N. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Suite: 100
Office Phone: 314-362-2652

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Impact of Bariatric Surgery on the Long-term Disease Course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Neto MBB, Gregory MH, Ramos GP, Bazerbachi F, Bruining DH, Abu Dayyeh BK, Kushnir VM, Raffals LE, Ciorba MA, Loftus EV, Deepak P
Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Oct 15; pii: izz236. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz236.

PMID:
    31613968
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Outcomes of endoscopic treatment of leaks and fistulae after sleeve gastrectomy: results from a large multicenter U.S. cohort.
Smith ZL, Park KH, Llano EM, Donboli K, Fayad L, Han S, Kang L, Simril RT 2nd, Patel R, Hollander T, Rogers MC, Elmunzer BJ, Siddiqui UD, Aadam AA, Mullady DK, Lang GD, Das KK, Jamil LH, Lo SK, Gaddam S, Chapman CG, Keswani RN, Wani S, Cote GA, Kumbhari V, Kushnir VM
Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Jun; 15(6)850-855. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.04.009.

PMID:
    31122826
    [PubMed - in process]
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Beyond the Label: Ensuring That Drug Benefits Outweigh Risks in the Food and Drug Administration's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program.
Epstein MS, Shah ED, Deepak P, Kushnir VM
Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jul; 114(7)1017-1019. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000215.

PMID:
    31033521
    [PubMed - in process]
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Anesthesia-administered sedation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: monitored anesthesia care or general endotracheal anesthesia?
Smith ZL, Das KK, Kushnir VM
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Aug; 32(4)531-537. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000741.

PMID:
    30994476
    [PubMed - in process]
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A randomized controlled trial evaluating general endotracheal anesthesia versus monitored anesthesia care and the incidence of sedation-related adverse events during ERCP in high-risk patients.
Smith ZL, Mullady DK, Lang GD, Das KK, Hovis RM, Patel RS, Hollander TG, Elsner J, Ifune C, Kushnir VM
Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Apr; 89(4)855-862. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.09.001.

PMID:
    30217726
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Survey of Expert Practice and Attitudes Regarding Advanced Imaging Modalities in Surveillance of Barrett's Esophagus.
Machicado JD, Han S, Yadlapati RH, Simon VC, Qumseya BJ, Sultan S, Kushnir VM, Komanduri S, Rastogi A, Muthusamy VR, Haidry R, Ragunath K, Singh R, Hammad HT, Shaheen NJ, Wani S
Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Dec; 63(12)3262-3271. doi: 10.1007/s10620-018-5257-3.

PMID:
    30178283
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Health-related quality of life and long-term outcomes after endoscopic therapy for walled-off pancreatic necrosis.
Smith ZL, Gregory MH, Elsner J, Alajlan BA, Kodali D, Hollander T, Sayuk GS, Lang GD, Das KK, Mullady DK, Early DS, Kushnir VM
Dig Endosc. 2019 Jan; 31(1)77-85. doi: 10.1111/den.13264.

PMID:
    30152143
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Diagnostic Yield of Malignancy Comparing Cytology, FISH, and Molecular Analysis of Cell Free Cytology Brush Supernatant in Patients With Biliary Strictures Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiography (ERC): A Prospective Study.
Kushnir VM, Mullady DK, Das K, Lang G, Hollander TG, Murad FM, Jackson SA, Toney NA, Finkelstein SD, Edmundowicz SA
J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 Oct; 53(9)686-692. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001118.

PMID:
    30106834
    [PubMed - in process]
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A novel through-the-snare technique for percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy tube placement.
Lang GD, Mullady DK, Kushnir VM
VideoGIE. 2017 Sep; 2(9)225-226. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2017.04.005.

PMID:
    29905304
    [PubMed]
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The importance of early recognition in management of ERCP-related perforations.
Bill JG, Smith Z, Brancheck J, Elsner J, Hobbs P, Lang GD, Early DS, Das K, Hollander T, Doyle MBM, Fields RC, Hawkins WG, Strasberg SM, Hammill C, Chapman WC, Edmundowicz S, Mullady DK, Kushnir VM
Surg Endosc. 2018 Dec; 32(12)4841-4849. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6235-8.

PMID:
    29770887
    [PubMed - in process]
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ASGE guideline for infection control during GI endoscopy.
ASGE Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee., Calderwood AH, Day LW, Muthusamy VR, Collins J, Hambrick RD 3rd, Brock AS, Guda NM, Buscaglia JM, Petersen BT, Buttar NS, Khanna LG, Kushnir VM, Repaka A, Villa NA, Eisen GM
Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 May; 87(5)1167-1179. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.12.009.

PMID:
    29573782
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Evaluating Local Recurrence After Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer.
Lang GD, Mullady DK, Early DS, Hollander T, Edmundowicz SA, Murad FM, Strasberg SM, Fields RC, Hawkins WG, Doyle MB, Chapman WC, Wang-Gillam A, Kushnir VM
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov; 16(11)1834-1835. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.02.031.

PMID:
    29505906
    [PubMed - in process]
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De-novo Inflammatory Bowel Disease After Bariatric Surgery: A Large Case Series.
Braga Neto MB, Gregory M, Ramos GP, Loftus EV Jr, Ciorba MA, Bruining DH, Bazerbachi F, Abu Dayyeh BK, Kushnir VM, Shah M, Collazo-Clavell ML, Raffals LE, Deepak P
J Crohns Colitis. 2018 Mar 28; 12(4)452-457. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjx177.

PMID:
    29272375
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2018 Jan; 87(1)150-157. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.06.029.

PMID:
    28713067
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2019 Mar; 50(1)130-133. doi: 10.1007/s12029-017-9982-1.

PMID:
    28660521
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Endoscopic therapy for obesity