Varun Puri

Varun Puri, MD, MSCI

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

Medical School

M.B.B.S., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1998.

Graduate School

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2014

Post Doctoral Education

Resident in Surgery, from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1998-2001.

Senior Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, 2001.

Senior Resident in Surgery at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, New Delhi, India, 2002.

Residency in General Surgery (MD), Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE. 2002-2007.

Traveling Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jan 2009.

Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, Mar-Apr 2009.

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo, 2007–2009.

Board Certifications

Cardiothoracic Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

American Association of Thoracic Surgery traveling fellowship award for 2008-09. Traveled to the thoracic surgery program at the Toronto General Hospital.

National Surgical Jeopardy competition of the American College of Surgeons, 2nd place. Las Vegas, Nev., 2007.

Clinical Interests

Lung cancer
Esophageal cancer
Robotic Surgery
Minimally invasive lung surgery
Lung transplantation
Gastroesophagal reflux
Hiatal hernia
Myasthenia gravis

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Siteman Cancer Center
Barnes-Jewish St Peters Hospital
150 Entrance Way
St. Peters, MO  63376
(314) 362-4191
Fax (314) 362-6288

Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center
4921 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-4191
Fax (314) 362-6288

Selected Publications

Puri V, Orellana FA, Singer GG, Wald MS. Diaphragmatic defect complicating peritoneal dialysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct;92(4):1527.

Puri V, Guthrie T, Scavuzzo M, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Single-lung transplantation in the setting of aborted bilateral lung transplantation. J Transplant. 2011;2011:535649. Epub 2011 Jun 7.

van Berkel V, Guthrie TJ, Puri V, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Impact of anastomotic techniques on airway complications after lung transplant. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul;92(1):316-20; discussion 320-1.

Puri V, Hu Y, Guthrie T, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Retrograde jejunogastric decompression after esophagectomy is superior to nasogastric drainage. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug;92(2):499-503.

Crabtree TD, Yacoub WN, Puri V, Azar R, Zoole JB, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Meyers BF. Endoscopic ultrasound for early stage esophageal adenocarcinoma: implications for staging and survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May;91(5):1509-15; discussion 1515-6.

Puri V, Johnson SM, Munfakh NA. Fungal osteomyelitis masquerading as a chest wall tumor. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan;91(1):304.

Puri V, Meyers BF, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Crabtree TD, Battafarano RJ, Krupnick AS. Sternoclavicular joint infection: a comparison of two surgical approaches. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan;91(1):257-61.

Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Puri V, Guthrie TJ, Trulock EP, Meyers BF, Patterson GA. Short- and long-term outcomes of 1000 adult lung transplant recipients at a single center. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jan;141(1):215-22.

Puri V, Epstein D, Raithel SC, Gandhi SK, Sweet SC, Faro A, Huddleston CB. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;140(2):427-32.

Melby SJ, Larue SJ, Lasala JM, Pal N, Lakshminarasimhachar A, Trulock EP, Kreisel D, Pasque MK, Puri V, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS. Anatomic distortion of the right coronary artery as a complication of lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):2000-1.

Puri V, Garg N, Engelhardt EE, Kreisel D, Crabtree TD, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS. Tumor location is not an independent prognostic factor in early stage non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr;89(4):1053-9.

Puri V, Scavuzzo M, Guthrie T, Hachem R, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. Lung transplantation and donation after cardiac death: a single center experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1609-14; discussion 1614-5.

Puri V, Meyers BF. The role of PET (positron emission tomography) in evaluation of the mediastinum. Thoracic Surgery Clinics. 2009;19:7-15.

Puri V, Patterson GA. Adult lung transplantation: technical considerations. Seminars in Cardiothoracic Surgery - Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;20:152-164.

Narotam PK, Puri V, Nathoo N, Roberts JM, Taylon C. Management of hypertensive emergencies in acute brain pathology: Evaluation of the treatment effects of intravenous nicardipine on cerebral oxygenation. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2008;109:1065-1074.

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