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

2016 - PresentSection EditorArchives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2015 - PresentEditorial BoardCancer Cytopathology
2014 - PresentSection EditorJournal of the American Society of Cytopathology
2013 - PresentEditorial BoardJournal of the American Society of 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

Bott MJ, James B, Collins BT, Murray BA, Puri V, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Broderick S, Meyers BF, Crabtree TD. A Prospective Clinical Trial of Telecytopathology for Rapid Interpretation of Specimens Obtained During Endobronchial Ultrasound - Fine Needle Aspiration (EBUS-FNA).. Annals Thoracic Surgery. 2015 July 100(1):201-205; discus 205-6., 2015 Abstract

Sturgis CD, Marshall CB, Barkan GA, Booth CN, Kurtycz DF, Souers RJ, Keylock JB, Tabatabai ZL, Russell DK, Moriarty AT, Doyle MA, Thomas N, Yildiz-Aktas IZ, Collins BT, Laucirica R, Crothers BA. Respiratory Cytology: Current Trends Including Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Biopsy (EBUS) and Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy.. Arch Path Lab Med. 2016, January 140(1); 22-28, 2015

Perrino CM, Wang JF, Collins BT. Microphthalmia Transcription Factor (MiTF) Immunohistochemistry for Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Ocular Malignant Melanoma. Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 July;123(7):394-400, 2015 Abstract

Wani S, Mullady D, Early D, Rastogi A, Collins BT, Wang JF, Marshall C, Sams S, Yen R, Rizeq M, Romanas M, Ulusarac O, Brauer B, Gaddam S, Hollander T, Hosford L, Johnson S, Kushnir V, Amateau S, Kohlmeier C, Azar R, Das A, Fukami N, Shah R, Edmundowicz S. The Clinical Impact of Immediate On-site Cytopathology Evaluation During Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) of Pancreatic Masses: A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. The American Journal of Gastroenterology.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 October;110(10):1429-39, 2015 Abstract

Collins BT, Garcia T, Hudson JB. Effective Clinical Practices for Improved Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cell Block Outcomes.. Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 September;123(9):540-7, 2015 Abstract

Jalaly JB, Lewis JS, Collins BT, Wu X, Ma XJ, Luo Y, Bernadt CT. Correlation of p16 Immunohistochemistry in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies with Corresponding Tissue Specimens in HPV-Related Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Oropharynx.. Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 December;123(12):723-31, 2015 Abstract

Collins BT, Hudson JB, Garcia T. Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) Improves Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cell Block Quality.. J Am Soc Cytopath. 2016, January-February 5(1); 37-42, 2015

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 Cytopath. 2015 March 4(2): 74-78, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Trainees

Scott Bibbey, MD

Past Trainees

Cletus Baidoo, MD
Yumei Fu