Dr. Joe B. Putnam Jr., MD

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Dr. Joe B. Putnam Jr., MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male

BAPTIST MD ANDERSON CANCER PHYSICIANS 1235 San Marco Blvd Ste 2, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Get Directions
(904) 202-7300

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      5 based on 7 responses
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      Dr. Putnam is a fabulous surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. He performed a lobectomy on my right lung in 2014 at Vanderbilt. I highly recommend this wonderful doctor.
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      Specialties

      • Thoracic Surgery
      • Surgery

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      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Diseases
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Empyema
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Heart Disease
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Pleura Cancer
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Septal Defect
      • Thrombosis
      • Thymomas
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Esophagomyotomy
      • Esophagostomy
      • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
      • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Removal, Open
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lung Transplant
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Open Thymectomy
      • Segmentectomy, Open
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1979

      • Internship Hospital
        John Hopkins Hospital

        Completed in 1980

      • Residency Hospital
        Johns Hopkins Hospital

        Completed in 1981

        University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

        Completed in 1988

        University Rochester

        Completed in 1986

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Nci/Nih Surgery Branch

        Completed in 1984

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of North Carolina

        Graduated in 1975

      • Other Education
        National Cancer Institute / National Institutes Of Health

        Completed in 1984

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Top Scoring Physician RE: Overall Quality of Doctor Care, Vanderbilt Medical Group, 2007-2009
        • America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly), 2006-Prese
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      • Media & Publications
        • "Management of primary pulmonary artery sarcomas." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2009 Mar; 87(3):977-84.
        • "Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 92(2): 428-433, August, 2011.
        • "Occult Metastases in Lymph Nodes Predict Survival in Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer." Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011 (In Press).
        • "Lymph node analysis in esophageal resection: American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0060 trial." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 421 2008; 86(2):418-21.
        • "Lung Cancer Diagnosis from Proteomic Analysis of Preinvasive Lesions." Cancer Res, April 15, 2011; 3009.
        • "Surgery With or Without Preoperative Paclitaxel and Carboplatin in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Southwest Oncology Group Trial S9900, an Intergroup, Randomized, Phase III Trial." J Clin Oncol, April 10, 2010: 1843-1849.
        • "Randomized Trial of Mediastinal Lymph Node Sampling Versus Complete Lymphadenectomy During Pulmonary Resection in the Patient with N0 or N1 (Less Than Hilar) Non-Small Cell Carcinoma: Results of the ACOSOG Z0030 Trial." J. Thorac Cardiovas. Surg., March 2011, 141: 662-670.
        • "Successful treatment of atrioesophageal fistula via cervical esophageal ligation and decompression." Annals of Thoracic Surgery, June 2011, 91: e85-e86.
        • "Cooperative Group Research Efforts in Thoracic Malignancies 2009: A Review from the 10th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress." Clinical Lung Cancer 2009 Nov; 395-404.
        • "Cooperative group research efforts in lung cancer 2008: focus on advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer." Clinical Lung Cancer 2008 Nov; 9(6):346-51.

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      • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
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      Dr. Putnam Jr.'s Care Philosophy

      Dr. Putnam has extensive experience in the surgical management of a wide spectrum of thoracic diseases including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pulmonary metastases, benign and malignant pleural diseases, and mediastinal and chest wall tumors. He has expertise in resection of complex thoracic tumors including advanced cancers, the multi-disciplinary management of these thoracic neoplasms, and reoperative thoracic surgery. His research has focused on improving outcomes in thoracic surgery, and evaluating novel therapies for thoracic diseases.