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Joe Putnam

Joe B. Putnam, Jr., M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Department of Thoracic Surgery - 609 Oxford House
1313 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN  37232-4682
United States
1 615 343-9202
1 615 322-3079 (fax)
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General Thoracic Surgery


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (AB Honors Chemistry 1975)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (MD 1979)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital General Surgery Residency - Baltimore, MD (1979-1981)
National Cancer Institute - Surgery Branch, National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD (1981-1984)
University of Rochester General Surgery Residency - Rochester, NY (1984-1986)
University of Michigan Thoracic Surgery Residency - Ann Arbor, MI (1986-1988)
Univ Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr - Dept Thor and Cardiovasc Surg Faculty (1988-2004)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Dept Thoracic Surgery Faculty (2004 - present)


Multimodality management for lung and esophageal cancers
Isolated lung perfusion / Regional drug delivery systems
Primary (and secondary) thoracic sarcomas
Pleural diseases
Clinical outcome measures in thoracic surgery
Malignant pleural effusions
Benign esophageal diseases
Management of pulmonary metastases