1963-64 Pre-med Delhi University, New Delhi, India
1964-68 M.D. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2010 MPH Masters of Public Health | University of Rochester School of
Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, New York
1969 Rotating Intern All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,
1970 Medical Resident All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New
1971 Research Fellow All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,
1971-72 Medical Resident Muhlenberg Hospital, Major Affiliate of Rutgers
University, New Jersey (R1)
1972-73 Medical Resident New England Medical Center, Affiliated Hospitals,
Boston, MA (R2)
1973-75 NIH Fellow Diagnostic Radiology (Nuclear Medicine), Yale
University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
4/7-6/14/03 PET Fellowship Yale University, Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology New Haven, CT PET Facility, West Haven Veteran Administration Hospital
To date the focus of my research efforts has been the applied clinical research. This includes my own clinical research, as well as the medical students and residents-in-training I mentor. Throughout my professional career I have been involved in guiding the medical students and the residents to critically evaluate and identify existing gaps in the current medical knowledge, formulate a research question, develop a hypothesis he/she would like to test, and then develop a systematic plan to test the hypothesis. In addition, during my teaching exercises, both one-on-one and the didactic lectures, I encourage the residents to step out of their comfort zone, probe deeply into the unexpected imaging results and if not much is known about the findings on hand, follow through with the clinical outcome and ultimately share the unusual findings with the Radiology community by publishing it in the scientific literature. Several of our residents, and a few medical students, have published and presented the results of their clinical research at the national Radiology conferences.
At a personal level, I myself investigated the reasons for unnecessary over-utilization of CT scans in the Emergency Department setting and the associated radiation related cancer risk. I developed a research proposal and obtained the IRRB approval (see attached power point presentation). The research has been completed and data analyzed. Currently one of our radiology residents, with my guidance, is working on obtaining an IRRB approval to investigate incidence and prevalence of second primary tumor during PET/CT lymphoma staging work up.
Ultimately my goal is to continue to ignite and foster a spirit among my students and residents to ask probing questions, develop a disciplined mind to find answers to those questions through systematic investigation and add to the existing knowledge base.
Thompson, Joel; Jones, Luann; Puri, Savita;. "Multimodality imaging features of malignant and benign FDG-avid pancreatic lesions and their impact on clinical management". J Nucl Med. 2013; 54(Supplement 2): 1294.
Drumsta D; Strang J; Puri S. "PET/CT Characterization of Adrenal Masses, Their Mimics, and More". AJR. 2012; 198(Supplement 5).
LoStracco T, Gill G, Sidhu R, Puri S, Almast, J. "Spectrum of Lymphoma: Extranodal Manifestations of a Ubiquitous Mimic". AJR. 2012; 198(5 Supplement).
Mironov O; Lostracco T; Strang J; Puri S. "Incidence of second primary neoplasm detected in lymphoma patients undergoing F-18FDG PET/CT scans". J Nucl Med. 2012; 53(Supplement 1): 1371.
Puri S, Jones L. "FDG Avid Small Bowel Lesions: Significance in an oncologic populations". J Nucl Med. 2012; 53(Supplement): 1320.