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Laurie J. Punch, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1998-2002

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery Internship and Residency, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2002–2007

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD, 2008-2009

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery – 2008
Special Certification in Surgical Critical Care – 2010
ATLS/ATOM/ASSET Instructor

Honors and Awards

2014, Houston Methodist Department of Surgery Golden Apple Teaching Award
2014, Houston Methodist GME Teaching Award for General Surgery
2015, Houston Methodist Department of Surgery Golden Apple Teaching Award
2015, Houston Methodist GME Teaching Award for General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Dr. Punch's areas of clinical interest include the surgical management of invasive soft tissue infection and the utilization of damage control techniques for nontraumatic intra-abdominal emergencies. She provides surgical services for trauma and non-trauma patients in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Emergency Room and elective surgical care.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Surgical and Wound Care Clinic
Barnes Center for Outpatient Health
4901 Forest Park Ave.
Floor 3, Suite 340
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-362-5298
Fax: 314-362-5743

Selected Publications

Taylor JR, Punch LJ, Elsworth JD. A comparison of the effects of clonidine and CNQX infusion into the locus coeruleus and the amygdala on naloxone-precipitated opiate withdrawal in the rat. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1998 Jul;138(2):133-42.

Punch LJ, Self DW, Nestler EJ, Taylor JR. Opposite modulation of opiate withdrawal behaviors on microinfusion of a protein kinase A inhibitor versus activator into the locus coeruleus or periaqueductal gray. J Neurosci. 1997 Nov 1;17(21):8520-7.