General Thoracic Surgery

Respiratory care is provided by the board-certified, internationally recognized general thoracic surgeons within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Conditions and diseases that are managed by general thoracic surgeons include lung cancer, emphysema, airway obstruction, myasthenia gravis, thoracic trauma, esophageal tumors and diseases, and mediastinal tumors.

The lung transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital – run by Washington University specialists – is among the most active transplant centers in the world. These surgeons also perform lung volume reduction surgery and work with specialists at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center to offer the latest medical and technological advances in lung and esophageal cancer treatment.

For a lung surgery consultation, call (888) 287-8741 or (314) 362-6025.

General Thoracic Surgeons

Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery Section 
Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH
Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD 
G. Alexander Patterson, MD
Varun Puri, MD, MSCI