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 (821 reviews)

Specialities: 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 associate 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 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
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancers
  • 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
  • Melanoma
  • Meningioma
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Vulvar 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 Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Sep 23, 2022

    Dr. Sean Collins was excellent. The consultation session went very well.

  • Sep 15, 2022

    Dr. Collins answered all of my questions completely and showed true concern for my well being.

  • Sep 15, 2022

    Efficient and to the point.