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Chandu Vemuri, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Medical Degree: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2004

Post Doctoral Education

Fellowship: Medical Staff Fellow, Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2009
Residency: Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2013

Board Certifications

General Surgery-Certified

Honors and Awards

2013: Szilagyi Clinical Research Award, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society

2012: Szilagyi Clinical Research Award, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society

2008: Alexander J. Walt Research Award, Michigan Chapter, American College of Surgeons

2003: Alpha Omega Alpha 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vemuri is a vascular specialist who treats all aspects of vascular disease with endovascular and open vascular surgery. 

His areas of clinic interest and expertise include treatment of carotid artery stenosis, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, aorto-iliac occlusive disease, mesenteric vascular disease, peripheral arterial disease and vascular access.  

Dr. Vemuri is also part of the Washington University in St. Louis Center for Thoracic Surgery and treats thoracic outlet syndrome.

Research Interests

Dr. Vemuri’s research interests currently focus on the development of nanotechnology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine 
Heart and Vascular Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 362-3511

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Campus Box 8109
St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 362-3511

Selected Publications

Caputo FJ, Wittenberg AM, Vemuri C, Driskill MR, Earley JA, Rastogi R, Emery VB, Thompson RW. Supraclavicular Decompression for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Adolescent and Adult Populations. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Vemuri C, Wittenberg AM, Caputo FJ, Emery VB, Thompson RW. The role of Pectoralis Minor Tenotomy in patients with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Abstract accepted for presentation at the 2012 Midwestern Vascular Society Meeting. Currently under review for publication in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Vemuri C, Sabel MS. Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: therapeutic procedure or diagnostic test? G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2007;142:197-206.

Vemuri C, Wainess R, Dimick JB, Henke PK, Cowan J, Stanley JC, Upchurch GR Jr. Effect of increasing patient age on the rate of complications after repair of intact abdominal aortic aneurysms. The Journal of Surgical Research. 2004 May 1;118(1):26-31.


Vemuri C, Thompson RW. Pectoralis Minor Tenotomy for Neurogenic TOS. In: Illig KA, Donahue DM, Edgelow PI, Freischlag JA, Jordan SE, Thompson RW (eds.). Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). Work in Press.

Vemuri C, Thompson RW. Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In: Stanley JC, Veith FJ, Wakefield TW (eds.). Current Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 5th Edition. Elsevier (Saunders); 2011. Work in Press.

Vemuri C, Sanchez LA. Chimney, Snorkel, Periscope Combined with EVAR/TEVAR. In: Yao, JST, Pearce WH, Eskandari M (eds.). Current Vascular Surgery. People’s Medical Publishing House 2012. Work in Press.

Vemuri C, Wong SL. Retroperitoneal Sarcoma. In: Dimick JB, Upchurch GR Jr, Sonnenday CJ. Clinical Scenarios in Surgery. Lipincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012.

Vemuri C, Libutti SK. Anti-VEGF Approaches and Newer Anti-Angiogenic Approaches which are Already in Clinical Use. In: Markland F (ed.). Tumor Angiogenesis - From Molecular Mechanisms to Targeted Therapy. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2010.

Vemuri C, Finks JF. Appendectomy. In: Minter RM, Doherty GM (eds.). CURRENT Procedures Surgery. McGraw Hill 2010.

Vemuri C, Doherty GM. Sporadic Gastrinoma. In: Von Goff DD, Evans DB, Hruban RH (eds.). Pancreatic Cancer. Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2005: 603-613.