Faculty > Faculty By Appointment > Brian Collins, MD

Associate Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Program Director of Cytopathology Fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Section Head, Cytopathology
Room 3430, BJC-IH, 3rd Floor
Office: 314-747-8159
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My research interest focuses on cytopathology and the utilization of ancillary and molecular testing for diagnosis, with particular interest in fine needle aspiration.

Editorial Responsibilities

2015 - PresentEditorial BoardCancer Cytopathology
2013 - PresentEditorial BoardJournal of the American Society of Cytopathology
2005 - PresentEditorial BoardActa Cytologica: The Journal of Clinical Cytology and Cytopathology

Service to the Department

2010 - PresentSection Head, Cytopathology
2010 - PresentProgram Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
2010 - PresentMedical Director, Cytopathology Laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

DBBS Graduate Program Affiliation

Cytopathology Fellowship Program

Diagnostic Expertise

Pap Smears
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Non-Gynecologic Cytopathology

Clinical Interest

Anatomic and Molecular Pathology - Pancreatic Pathology
Anatomic and Molecular Pathology - Cytopathology
Anatomic and Molecular Pathology - Endocrine Pathology

Selected Publications

Hudson JB, Murrary B, Chen A, Collins BT, Wang JF. Telepathology assisted immediate assessment of EBUS-FNA has equivalent accuracy to cytopathologist on-site examination.. J Am Soc Cytopathol, 2014 May 3(3): 137-141, 2014

Collins BT. Everythings coming up R.O.S.Es [Editorial]. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2014 Mar/Apr 3(2): 57e-59, 2014

Hudson JB, Collins BT. MYB Gene Abnormalities t(6;9) in Adenoid Cystic carcinoma Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Using Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization.. Arch Path Lab Med. 2014 Mar 138:403-409, 2014

Wang JF, Baidoo C, Collins BT. Improved Efficacy of Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Miniforceps Biopsy.. Acta Cytologica. 2014 Jan 58(2): 125-130, 2014 Abstract

Collins BT, Bernadt CT, Adhikari LA, Wang JF. Predictive Value of Intra-Abdominal Lymph Nodes in Pancreatic Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy.. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2014 July/Aug 3(4): 206-210, 2014

Collins BT, Adhikari LA, Bernadt CT, Wanf JF. Correlation of Liver & Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in Patients with a Primary Pancreatic Lesion.. J Am Soc Cytopathol. doi:10.1016/j.jasc.2014.10.003, 2014

Hudson JB, Murad FM, Kunkel JE, Collins BT.. Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration of a splenic hemangioma with extramedullary hematopoiesis.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Dec; 41(12): 1086-90., 2013 Abstract

Perrino CM, Wang JF, Chen AC, Collins BT.. Adult Wilms tumor metastatic to the lung: endobronchial ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Aug 1. doi: 10.1002/dc.23024. [Epub ahead of print], 2013 Abstract

Collins BT, Chen AC, Wang JF, Bernadt CT, Sanati S.. Improved laboratory resource utilization and patient care with the use of rapid on-site evaluation for endobronchial ultrasound fine-needle aspiration biopsy.. Cancer Cytopathol. 2013 Oct; 121(10): 544-51., 2013 Abstract

Collins BT, Collins LE.. Assessment of malignancy for atypia of undetermined significance in thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy evaluated by whole-slide image analysis.. Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Jun; 139(6): 736-45., 2013 Abstract

Collins BT. Serous cystadenoma of the pancreas with endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration biopsy and surgical correlation.. Acta Cytol. 2013; 57(3): 241-51., 2013 Abstract

Collins BT. Telepathology in cytopathology: challenges and opportunities.. Acta Cytol. 2013; 57(3): 221-32., 2013 Abstract

Huang CC, Collins BT, Flint A, Michael CW.. Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors: an entity in search of cytologic criteria.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Aug; 41(8): 689-96., 2013 Abstract

Collins BT, Murad FM, Wang JF, Bernadt CT. Rapid on-site evaluation for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy of the pancreas decreases the incidence of repeat biopsy procedures.. Cancer Cytopathol, 2013 Sept; 57(3): 221-232, 2013 Abstract

Collins BT, Wang JF, Bernadt CT. Utilization of p40 (ÄNp63) with p63 and Cytokeratin 5/6 Immunohistochemistry in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy.. Acta Cytol, 2013 Oct; 57(6): 619-24, 2013 Abstract

Collins BT.. Endobronchial ultrasound fine-needle aspiration biopsy of pulmonary non-small cell carcinoma with subclassification by immunohistochemistry panel.. Cancer Cytopathol. 2013 Mar; 121(3): 146-54., 2013 Abstract

Smith DG, Sangle NA, Wilson A, Chadwick BE, Bentz JS, Gopez EV, Pyne MT, Tripp SR, Layton M, Pasi A, Jarboe EA, Collins BT.. A retrospective review of UroVysion fish interpretations over 8.6 years: a major shift in the patient test population.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 May; 41(5): 437-47., 2013 Abstract

Adler DG, Collins BT.. Response to a letter to the editor: Urovysion FISH for diagnosing cholangiocarcinoma.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2012 Jun 19, 2012 Abstract

Huddleston BJ, Lamb RD, Gopez EV, Adler DG, Collins BT.. Cholangiocarcinoma in a 17-year-old boy with primary sclerosing cholangitis and UroVysion™ fluorescent in situ hybridization.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2012 Apr; 40(4): 337-41., 2012 Abstract

Collins BT, Warrick J.. Endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration biopsy of celiac ganglia.. Acta Cytol. 2012; 56(5): 495-500., 2012 Abstract

Early D, Azar R, Edmundowicz S, Collins B, Leathersich A, Kunkel J, Hollander T, Mullady D.. The Diagnostic Yield of Malignancy during Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Solid Lesions with and without a Stylet: A Prospective, Single Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial.. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 August; 76(2): 328-335, 2012 Abstract

Trujillo AJ, Gopez EV, Collins BT.. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma to the pancreas with fluorescence in situ hybridization: a case report.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2011 Aug; 39(8): 612-5., 2011 Abstract

Smith GD, Zhou L, Rowe LR, Jarboe EA, Collins BT, Bentz JS, Wittwer CT, Chadwick BE.. Allele-specific PCR with competitive probe blocking for sensitive and specific detection of BRAF V600E in thyroid fine-needle aspiration specimens.. Acta Cytol. 2011; 55(6): 576-83., 2011 Abstract

Jarboe E, Layfield LJ, Collins BT. Fibromatosis-Like Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast: a diagnostic pitfall for fine needle aspiration cytology. Acta Cytol, 2010 Sep-Oct; 54(5):712-6, 2010 Abstract

Huddleston BJ, Sjostrom CM, Collins BT. Atypical tetratoid/rhabdoid tumor involving cerebrospinal fluid: a case report. Acta Cytol, 2010 Sep-Oct; 54 (5): 958-62, 2010 Abstract

Huddleston BJ, Sjostrom CM, Collins BT.. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor involving cerebrospinal fluid: a case report.. Acta Cytol. 2010 Sep-Oct; 54(5 Suppl): 958-62., 2010 Abstract

Current Trainees

Yumei Fu

Past Trainees

Cletus Baidoo, MD