Sean P. Collins, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Emergency Medicine
M.S., Epidemiology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsM.D., Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WisconsinB.S., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Gheorghiade M, Marti CN, Sabbah HN, Roessig L, Greene SJ, Böhm M, Burnett JC, Campia U, Cleland JG, Collins SP, Fonarow GC, Levy PD, Metra M, Pitt B, Ponikowski P, Sato N, Voors AA, Stasch JP, Butler J, . Soluble guanylate cyclase: a potential therapeutic target for heart failure. Heart Fail Rev. 2013 Mar; 18(2): 123-34. PMID: 22622468, DOI: 10.1007/s10741-012-9323-1, ISSN: 1573-7322.

Fermann GJ, Lindsell CJ, Storrow AB, Hart K, Sperling M, Roll S, Weintraub NL, Miller KF, Maron DJ, Naftilan AJ, McPherson JA, Sawyer DB, Christenson R, Collins SP. Galectin 3 complements BNP in risk stratification in acute heart failure. Biomarkers [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 17(8): 706-13. PMID: 22998064, PMCID: PMC3678263, DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2012.719037, ISSN: 1366-5804.

Reeve BB, Stover AM, Jensen RE, Chen RC, Taylor KL, Clauser SB, Collins SP, Potosky AL. Impact of diagnosis and treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer on health-related quality of life for older Americans: a population-based study. Cancer [print-electronic]. 2012 Nov 11/15/2012; 118(22): 5679-87. PMID: 22544633, PMCID: PMC3410051, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27578, ISSN: 1097-0142.

Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Yealy DM, Maron DJ, Naftilan AJ, McPherson JA, Storrow AB. A comparison of criterion standard methods to diagnose acute heart failure. Congest Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2012 Sep; 18(5): 262-71. PMID: 22994440, PMCID: PMC3458712, DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7133.2012.00288.x, ISSN: 1751-7133.

Collins SP, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ, Fermann GJ, Weintraub NL, Miller KF, Roll SN, Sperling MI, Sawyer DB, Storrow AB. Elevated urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalcin after acute heart failure treatment is associated with worsening renal function and adverse events. Eur. J. Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2012 Sep; 14(9): 1020-9. PMID: 22733980, PMCID: PMC3423948, PII: hfs087, DOI: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfs087, ISSN: 1879-0844.

Storrow AB, Lindsell CJ, Collins SP, Diercks DB, Filippatos GS, Hiestand BC, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Levy PD, Miller CD, Naftilan AJ, Nowak RM, Pang PS, Peacock WF, Gheorghiade M, Cleland JG, Gheorghiade M, Abraham WT, Amsterdam EA, Cleland JG, Diercks DB, Dunlap S, Ghali J, Hobbs R, Hiestand BC, Hollander JE, Douglas Kirk J, Kremastinos D, Levy PD, Lindsell CJ, McCord J, Miller CD, Naftilan AJ, Pang PS, Frank Peacock W, Storrow AB, Thohan V. Standardized reporting criteria for studies evaluating suspected acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2012 Aug 8/28/2012; 60(9): 822-32. PMID: 22917006, PII: S0735-1097(12)02017-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.03.072, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Pang PS, Storrow AB, Peacock WF, Levy P, Rahbar MH, Del Junco D, Gheorghiade M, Berry DA. Bayesian adaptive trial design in acute heart failure syndromes: moving beyond the mega trial. Am. Heart J [print-electronic]. 2012 Aug; 164(2): 138-45. PMID: 22877798, PMCID: PMC3417230, PII: S0002-8703(12)00322-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2011.11.023, ISSN: 1097-6744.

Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Storrow AB, Fermann GJ, Levy PD, Pang PS, Weintraub N, Frank Peacock W, Sawyer DB, Gheorghiade M. Early changes in clinical characteristics after emergency department therapy for acute heart failure syndromes: identifying patients who do not respond to standard therapy. Heart Fail Rev. 2012 May; 17(3): 387-94. PMID: 22160814, PMCID: PMC3335975, DOI: 10.1007/s10741-011-9294-7, ISSN: 1573-7322.

Baxi RP, Hart KW, Vereckei A, Miller J, Chung S, Chang W, Gottesman B, Hunt M, Culyer G, Trimarco T, Willoughby C, Suarez G, Lindsell CJ, Collins SP. Vereckei criteria used as a diagnostic tool by emergency medicine residents to distinguish between ventricular tachycardia and supra-ventricular tachycardia with aberrancy. J Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2012 May; 59(3): 307-12. PMID: 22341435, PMCID: PMC3348347, PII: S0914-5087(11)00227-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2011.11.007, ISSN: 1876-4738.

Butler J, Ezekowitz JA, Collins SP, Givertz MM, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN, Albert NM, Westlake Canary CA, Carson PE, Colvin-Adams M, Fang JC, Hernandez AF, Hershberger RE, Katz SD, Rogers JG, Spertus JA, Stevenson WG, Sweitzer NK, Tang WH, Stough WG, Starling RC. Update on aldosterone antagonists use in heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Heart Failure Society of America Guidelines Committee. J. Card. Fail. 2012 Apr; 18(4): 265-81. PMID: 22464767, PII: S1071-9164(12)00076-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2012.02.005, ISSN: 1532-8414.

Boyer B, Hart KW, Sperling MI, Lindsell CJ, Collins SP. Biomarker changes during acute heart failure treatment. Congest Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2012 Mar; 18(2): 91-7. PMID: 22432555, PMCID: PMC3313068, DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7133.2011.00256.x, ISSN: 1751-7133.

Stevenson WG, Hernandez AF, Carson PE, Fang JC, Katz SD, Spertus JA, Sweitzer NK, Tang WH, Albert NM, Butler J, Westlake Canary CA, Collins SP, Colvin-Adams M, Ezekowitz JA, Givertz MM, Hershberger RE, Rogers JG, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN, Stough WG, Starling RC, . Indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy: 2011 update from the Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee. J. Card. Fail. 2012 Feb; 18(2): 94-106. PMID: 22300776, PII: S1071-9164(11)01322-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2011.12.004.

Voors AA, Davison BA, Felker GM, Ponikowski P, Unemori E, Cotter G, Teerlink JR, Greenberg BH, Filippatos G, Teichman SL, Metra M, . Early drop in systolic blood pressure and worsening renal function in acute heart failure: renal results of Pre-RELAX-AHF. Eur. J. Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2011 Sep; 13(9): 961-7. PMID: 21622980, PII: hfr060, DOI: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfr060, ISSN: 1879-0844.

McNaughton C, Collins S, Kripalani S. Health literacy and patients with heart failure [letter]. JAMA. 2011 Aug 8/3/2011; 306(5): 489-90; author reply 490. PMID: 21813425, PII: 306/5/489-a, DOI: 10.1001/jama.2011.1064, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Avellino A, Collins SP, Fermann GJ. Risk stratification and short-term prognosis in acute heart failure syndromes: a review of novel biomarkers. Biomarkers [print-electronic]. 2011 Aug; 16(5): 379-92. PMID: 21534728, DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2011.574234, ISSN: 1366-5804.

Diercks DB, Collins SP, Hiestand B, Kirk JD, Kontos MC, Mueller C, Nowak R, Maisel A, Peacock WF. Disparity of care in the acute care of patients with heart failure. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jan; 18(1): 15-21. PMID: 21414058, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00950.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Collins S, Peacock WF, Lindenfeld J. Acute heart failure guidelines: moving in the right direction? [editorial]. J. Card. Fail. 2011 Jan; 17(1): 1-2. PMID: 21187257, PII: S1071-9164(10)01170-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2010.10.011, ISSN: 1532-8414.

Collins S, Peacock WF, Lindenfeld J. Acute heart failure guidelines: moving in the right direction? [editorial]. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Jan; 57(1): 29-30. PMID: 20864212, PMCID: PMC3010292, PII: S0196-0644(10)01255-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.07.025, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Weintraub NL, Collins SP, Pang PS, Levy PD, Anderson AS, Arslanian-Engoren C, Gibler WB, McCord JK, Parshall MB, Francis GS, Gheorghiade M, . Acute heart failure syndromes: emergency department presentation, treatment, and disposition: current approaches and future aims: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation [print-electronic]. 2010 Nov 11/9/2010; 122(19): 1975-96. PMID: 20937981, PII: CIR.0b013e3181f9a223, DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3181f9a223, ISSN: 1524-4539.

Kosmicki DL, Collins SP, Kontos MC, Zuber M, Kipfer P, Attenhofer Jost C, Michaels AD. Noninvasive prediction of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with clinically suspected heart failure using acoustic cardiography. Congest Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2010 Nov; 16(6): 249-53. PMID: 21091608, DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7133.2010.00191.x, ISSN: 1751-7133.

Johnston M, Collins SP, Storrow AB. The third heart sound for diagnosis of acute heart failure. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2007 Sep; 4(3): 164-8. PMID: 17883993, ISSN: 1546-9530.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 10/6/2012
Positions are available on an annual basis in the

Vanderbilt Emergency K12 Research Training Program. a career development program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). For information, contact the Program Director Alan Storrow, MD or Program Coordinator, Polly Alexander at