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Joseph Platz, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Saint Louis, MO, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Saint Louis, MO

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Thoracic Surgeon

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Education & Training

  • University of Vermont Medical Center
    University of Vermont Medical CenterResidency, Surgery, 2011 - 2017
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
    University of Vermont College of MedicineClass of 2011
  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityBA, Biochemical Sciences

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2021 - 2026
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2019 - 2025
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2017 - 2019
  • VT State Medical License
    VT State Medical License 2011 - 2017
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Sequential Unilateral Lung Volume Reduction Surgery in the Setting of an Azygos Lobe: A Case Report  
    Platz JJ, McCarthy DP, Maloney JD, Curr Chall Thorac Surg, 7/2019
  • Rare Vascular Injury in Blunt Trauma: Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Laceration  
    Platz J, Kiankhooy A, Leavitt B, Emergency Medicine, 4/2012


  • Pulmonary Function Testing: A Cost and Utilization Analysis in Thoracic Surgery
    Platz J, University of Wisconsin Health Quality and Safety Improvement Symposium, 6/2019
  • Events During Surgery: The Lost Complication
    Platz J, Hyman N, New England Surgical Society Conference, 10/2011
  • Self-Empowerment Within the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center Population
    Platz J, Crowley E, Zayed A, Lynch M, Guillot M, Valencia H, Alsofrom J, Rubin A, Christensen J, University of Vermont College of Medicine Public Health Projects, 2/2009


  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Challenges of Candidacy and Approach 
    Tristate Thoracic Society Conference - 9/2018
  • Rodent Heart-Lung Block Resection and Cannulation Workshop 
    Stem Cells and Cell Therapies in Lung Biology Conference - 7/2013

Press Mentions

  • SSM Health Medical Minute – Veran Technology System Helps People with Lung Cancer at St. Mary’s Hospital
    SSM Health Medical Minute – Veran Technology System Helps People with Lung Cancer at St. Mary’s HospitalMay 12th, 2021


  • Assistant Director, SLU School of Medicine Surgical Clerkship 2019 - Present

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