Colin Thomas Gillespie

  • 640 Citations

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Research Interests

Dr. Gillespie's clinical interest includes the treatment of thoracic malignancies, specifically with regard to the application of novel technologies in Interventional Pulmonology to improve the diagnosis and treat thoracic malignancies with minimal invasiveness. He also has extensive experience in the bronchoscopic management of tracheal stenosis and the airway complications associated with Lung Transplantation. Dr Gillespie has advanced training in the following techniques: flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, balloon bronchoplasty, endobronchial stent placement (silicon, hybrid, and metallic), electrosurgery (including argon plasma coagulation, lasers, and cautery tools), endobronchial brachytherapy, photodynamic therapy, endobronchial ultrasound (both convex and radial imaging), navigational bronchoscopy, auto-fluorescence bronchoscopy (LIFE), multiple biopsy tools, percutaneous tracheotomy, and pleuroscopy. His academic focus is on clinical research and education. He was the principle investigator on a Phase III study looking at the placement of bilateral Intrabronchial Valves for the treatment of patients with heterogeneous emphysema. Dr. Gillespie has also been involved in projects aimed to utilize advanced bronchoscopic techniques to improve diagnostic yield of lung nodules and masses, treat diseases such as tracheomalacia and severe asthma, as well as banking tissue samples for basic research. As an educator, he has a keen interest in simulation based learning. He has been working to develop simulations designed to accelerate the acquisition of advanced bronchoscopic and procedural skills.

Certifications and Licenses

Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Internal Medicine

Training Experience

2001Internship, University of Pennsylvania Hospitals
2003Residency, University of Pennsylvania Hospitals
2006Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Hospitals

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Chicago Medical School

… → 2000

Research interests

  • Airway Obstruction
  • Aspirated Foreign Bodies
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer / Chest Cancer
  • Lungs / Breathing Problems
  • Mediastinal Adenopathy
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Tracheal Stenosis

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Research Output

  • 640 Citations
  • 32 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Short survey

Accuracy of a Robotic Endoscopic System in Cadaver Models with Simulated Tumor Targets: ACCESS Study

Chen, A. C., Pastis, N. J., Machuzak, M. S., Gildea, T. R., Simoff, M. J., Gillespie, C. T., Mahajan, A. K., Oh, S. S. & Silvestri, G. A., Jan 1 2020, In : Respiration. 99, 1, p. 56-61 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Bronchoendoscopic repair of tracheoesophageal fistula

    Mozer, A. B., Michel, E., Gillespie, C. & Bharat, A., Sep 15 2019, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 200, 6, p. 774-775 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

    Pleural Disease in Women

    Argento, A. C. & Gillespie, C. T., Jan 1 2019, In : Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 40, 3, p. 402-409 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Predictors of Response to Endobronchial Coil Therapy in Patients With Advanced Emphysema

    RENEW Study Group, May 2019, In : CHEST. 155, 5, p. 928-937 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Single-cell transcriptomic analysis of human lung provides insights into the pathobiology of pulmonary fibrosis

    Reyfman, P. A., Walter, J. M., Joshi, N., Anekalla, K. R., McQuattie-Pimentel, A. C., Chiu, S., Fernandez, R., Akbarpour, M., Chen, C. I., Ren, Z., Verma, R., Abdala-Valencia, H., Nam, K., Chi, M., Han, S. H., Gonzalez-Gonzalez, F. J., Soberanes, S., Watanabe, S., Williams, K. J. N., Flozak, A. S. & 29 others, Nicholson, T. T., Morgan, V. K., Winter, D. R., Hinchcliff, M., Hrusch, C. L., Guzy, R. D., Bonham, C. A., Sperling, A. I., Bag, R., Hamanaka, R. B., Mutlu, G. M., Yeldandi, A. V., Marshall, S. A., Shilatifard, A., Amaral, L. A. N., Perlman, H. R., Sznajder, J. I., Christine Argento, A., Gillespie, C. T., Dematte, J., Jain, M., Singer, B., Ridge, K. M., Lam, A. P., Bharat, A., Bhorade, S. M., Gottardi, C., Budinger, GR. S. & Misharin, A., Jun 15 2019, In : American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 199, 12, p. 1517-1536 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 46 Scopus citations