Sean Philip Collins, MD,PhD| Radiation Oncology | MedStar Health

Sean Philip Collins, MD,PhD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1326 reviews)

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Languages: English

202-444-3786

About me

Radiation Oncologist Sean Collins, MD, PhD, is director of the CyberKnife Prostate Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and professor of Radiation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Collins joined Georgetown in 2006 after completing his residency in radiation oncology at MedStar Georgetown and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and, previously, a surgical internship at the Hospital. In addition to his medical degree, he also holds a doctorate in Biological Chemistry, both from the University of Michigan's Medical Scientist Training Program.

Dr. Collins specializes in treating men with prostate cancer, with advanced expertise in innovative approaches such as the highly accurate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) or CyberKnife.

The major focus of Dr. Collins' clinical work is the development of prostate cancer treatment protocols using SBRT. Patients receiving conventionally fractionated radiation therapy are treated daily for approximately eight to nine weeks; based on logistics and life responsibilities, such prolonged treatment courses present unnecessary hardship for patients and their family. To date, Dr. Collins has enrolled more than 500 patients on investigator-initiated, IRB-approved clinical protocols exploring the role of SBRT in prostate cancer treatment. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Radiotherapy and Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Cancer Journal and many other scientific publications. He also serves as a reviewer or editorial board member for numerous others, including the New England Journal of Medicine.

Philosophy of Care

"We work as a team to make sure that every patient receives the highest quality, most effective treatment available today. That's especially true for prostate cancer patients, where there are so many options. For us, treating prostate cancer is not only about curing the disease, but assuring each patient's long term quality of life. Toward that end, I establish open communications with my patients, for their ease of access and peace of mind from diagnosis through recovery."

Conditions Treated

  • Prostate cancer
  • Other genitourinary cancers
  • Central nervous system tumors including meningiomas, acoustic neuromas and brain metastases
  • Melanoma

Procedures performed

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cyberknife
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain And Spine Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Eye Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Keloid
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Ureter
  • Meningioma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cyberknife
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Mammosite
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Pencil Beam Proton Therapy
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Radiation Treatment For Head And Neck Cancer
  • Radioembolization
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Tomotherapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Bles Bldg
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3320

Fax 202-444-9323

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Network OA
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Open HMO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Student Resources
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2006)

Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2002)

Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine (2001)

Awards

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor
  • Educator of the Year, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
  • Christenson Award, Biochemistry Research Award, University of Michigan
  • Max Tishler Award, Tufts University, Excellence in Chemistry Research
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honorary; Tufts University

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 20, 2023

    Dr. Collins has always shown true care and concern for my well being and completely answers any questions I pose. I would highly recommend him to any patient who asks me.

  • Dec 11, 2023

    I was impressed with the way we both asked and answered questions and would advise me of the test results and the action taken if any as a result of said tests.

  • Dec 6, 2023

    Dr Collins takes the time to completely answer my questions.