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Griffin S. Collins, MD
Griffin S. Collins, MD

Griffin S. Collins, MD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty




Fellowship (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) - University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MAS (Clinical Research) - University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship (Pediatric Hematology and Oncology) - University of California, San Francisco
Internship & Residency (Pediatrics, Global Health Pathway) - St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
MD - University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL
BS (Biomedical Science) - Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Research Interests

  • Integration of palliative care in ongoing care of patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Integration of palliative care with oncology care
  • Health equity and systemic and structural barriers to care
  • Effective communication in serious illness

Selected Publications

Root MC, Koo J, Collins GS, Penumarthy N, Hermiston MH, Bogetz JF. Allowing Relationships to Unfold: Consult Reason and Topics Discussed in Initial and Subsequent Palliative Care Visits Among Children Who Died from Relapsed/Refractory Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing 2022 (in press).

Collins GS, Beaman H, Ho AM, Hermiston ML, Cohen HJ, Dzeng EW. Perceptions of Specialty Palliative Care and Its Role in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant: A Multi-Disciplinary Qualitative Study. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 69(1):e29424, 2022. doi:10.1002/pbc.29424

Higham CS, Collins G, Shimano KA, et al. Transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy in pediatric patients: pre-HSCT risk stratification and prophylaxis. Blood Advances 5(8):2106-2114, 2021. doi:10.1182/bloodadvances.2020003988

Lau-Braunhut SA, Stone H, Collins G, Berentsen S, Braun BS, Zinter MS. Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria successfully treated with complement inhibition. Blood Adv 3(22):3575-3578, 2019. doi:10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000897

Sisk BA, Collins GS, Dillenbeck C, Malatack JJ. Appropriateness of Pediatrics Case Reports Citations. Pediatrics 141(Supplement 5):S526-S529, 2018. doi:10.1542/peds.2018-0277

Last update: September 2022