Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Colin Thomas Gillespie, MD

Colin Thomas Gillespie, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Surgery

Focus of Work

Bio

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 ...[Read full text]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.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Chicago Medical School (2000)
  • Internship: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (2006)
  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Contact

Clinic (for patients): 312-695-1800
Administrative office: 312-695-4077

McGaw Pavilion Suite M-300
240 E Huron
Chicago IL 60611