Varun Puri

Varun Puri, MD, MSCI

Specializes In
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi


Sees Patients For

Minimally invasive, laparoscopic, robotic and traditional surgery in lung cancer, lung transplantation, gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett's esophagus,  hiatal hernia, mediastinoscopy, esophageal cancer

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital Shiloh



Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests

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

Publications & Research

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Medical Degree

1998 All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India


2007 General Surgery, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska


2009 Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Postgraduate in Surgery

2001 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

2014 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

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