Victor van Berkel, M.D., Ph.D.

Victor van Berkel, MD

Professor, Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


  • Medical degree – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • General surgery residency – Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University), Boston, MA
  • Cardiothoracic surgery fellowship – Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Doctoral degree--(Immunology) Washington University, St. Louis.

Special interests

  • Lung Transplantation and Thoracic Oncology

Professional activities

  • Tufts University School of Medicine Citation for Excellence in Teaching (2008)



Selected Publications:

    1. “Surgical Management of Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumors: Sublobar Resection versus Lobectomy” Fox M.,van Berkel V., Bousamra M, Sloan S, Martin RC, American Journal of Surgery, 2013 February; 205(2):200-8 (PMID: 23063095)
    2. “MicroRNA as a new factor in lung and esophageal cancer” Billeter AT, Barnett RE, Druen D, Polk HC Jr., van Berkel, VH, Semin Thorac Cardiovas Surg, 2012 Autumn; 24(3):155-65 (PMID: 23200070)
    3. “Management of gastroesophageal junction tumors” Fox M., van Berkel V., Surgical Clinics North America 2012 Oct;92(5):1199-212 PMID: 23026278
    4. “Donors with a history of Cocaine Use and Lung Transplant Outcomes” Lee T., Fox M., Trivedi J., van Berkel V. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, 2012 Oct; 31(10):  1144-6 (PMID: 22921404)
    5. “Impact of Anastomotic Techniques on Airway Complications after Lung Transplant” van Berkel V.,Guthrie T., Puri V., Krupnick, A., Kreisel D., Patterson AG., Meyers B.  Ann Thorac Surg 92(1):316-320 (July 2011)