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Yolonda L. Colson, MD, PhD


  • Coroller TP, Mak RH, Lewis JH, Baldini EH, Chen AB, Colson YL, Hacker FL, Hermann G, Kozono D, Mannarino E, Molodowitch C, Wee JO, Sher DJ, Killoran JH.Low incidence of chest wall pain with a risk-adapted lung stereotactic body radiation therapy approach using three or five fractions based on chest wall dosimetry.PLoS ONE. 2014;9(4):e94859.
  • Mohiuddin K, Haneuse S, Sofer T, Gill R, Jaklitsch MT, Colson YL, Wee J, Bueno R, Mentzer SJ, Sugarbaker DJ, Swanson SJ.Relationship between margin distance and local recurrence among patients undergoing wedge resection for small (≤2 cm) non-small cell lung cancer.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Apr;147(4):1169-75; discussion 1175-7.
  • Charoen KM, Fallica B, Colson YL, Zaman MH, Grinstaff MW.Embedded multicellular spheroids as a biomimetic 3D cancer model for evaluating drug and drug-device combinations.Biomaterials. 2014 Feb;35(7):2264-71.
  • Gaur P, Dunne R, Colson YL, Gill RR.Bronchopleural fistula and the role of contemporary imaging.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Dec 16.
  • Gilmore DM, Khullar OV, Jaklitsch MT, Chirieac LR, Frangioni JV, Colson YL.Identification of metastatic nodal disease in a phase 1 dose-escalation trial of intraoperative sentinel lymph node mapping in non-small cell lung cancer using near-infrared imaging.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep;146(3):562-70; discussion 569-70.
  • Zubris KA, Liu R, Colby A, Schulz MD, Colson YL, Grinstaff MW.In Vitro Activity of Paclitaxel-Loaded Polymeric Expansile Nanoparticles in Breast Cancer Cells.Biomacromolecules. 2013 May 9.
  • Colby AH, Colson YL, Grinstaff MW.Microscopy and tunable resistive pulse sensing characterization of the swelling of pH-responsive, polymeric expansile nanoparticles.Nanoscale. 2013 Apr 21;5(8):3496-504.
  • Gilmore DM, Khullar OV, Gioux S, Stockdale A, Frangioni JV, Colson YL, Russell SE.Effective Low-dose Escalation of Indocyanine Green for Near-infrared Fluorescent Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Melanoma.Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Feb 26.
  • Khullar OV, Gilmore DM, Matsui A, Ashitate Y, Colson YL.Preclinical study of near-infrared-guided sentinel lymph node mapping of the porcine lung.Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan;95(1):312-8.
  • Liu R, Gilmore DM, Zubris KA, Xu X, Catalano PJ, Padera RF, Grinstaff MW, Colson YL.Prevention of nodal metastases in breast cancer following the lymphatic migration of paclitaxel-loaded expansile nanoparticles.Biomaterials. 2013 Feb;34(7):1810-9.
  • Gilmore D, Colson YL.Recurrent Chylous Pericardial Effusion and Left Neck Mass.Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov 19.
  • Gilmore D, Schulz M, Liu R, Zubris KA, Padera RF, Catalano PJ, Grinstaff MW, Colson YL.Cytoreductive Surgery and Intraoperative Administration of Paclitaxel-loaded Expansile Nanoparticles Delay Tumor Recurrence in Ovarian Carcinoma.Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Nov 6.
  • Gilmore DM, Khullar OV, Colson YL.Developing intrathoracic sentinel lymph node mapping with near-infrared fluorescent imaging in non-small cell lung cancer.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Sep;144(3):S80-4.
  • Liu R, Khullar OV, Griset AP, Wade JE, Zubris KA, Grinstaff MW, Colson YL.Paclitaxel-loaded expansile nanoparticles delay local recurrence in a heterotopic murine non-small cell lung cancer model.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;91(4):1077-84.
  • Colson YL, Liu R, Southard EB, Schulz MD, Wade JE, Griset AP, Zubris KA, Padera RF, Grinstaff MW.The performance of expansile nanoparticles in a murine model of peritoneal carcinomatosis.Biomaterials. 2011 Jan;32(3):832-40.
  • Zubris KA, Khullar OV, Griset AP, Gibbs-Strauss S, Frangioni JV, Colson YL, Grinstaff MW.Ease of synthesis, controllable sizes, and in vivo large-animal-lymph migration of polymeric nanoparticles.ChemMedChem. 2010 Sep 3;5(9):1435-8.
  • Wolinsky JB, Liu R, Walpole J, Chirieac LR, Colson YL, Grinstaff MW.Prevention of in vivo lung tumor growth by prolonged local delivery of hydroxycamptothecin using poly(ester-carbonate)-collagen composites.J Control Release. 2010 Jun 15;144(3):280-7.
  • Schulz MD, Gill RR, Colson YL.Ipsilateral intralobar and subphrenic pulmonary sequestration.Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):2017-9.
  • Schulz MD, Khullar O, Frangioni JV, Grinstaff MW, Colson YL.Nanotechnology in thoracic surgery.Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):S2188-90.
  • Wolf AS, Jacobson FL, Tilleman TR, Colson Y, Richards WG, Sugarbaker DJ.Managing the pneumonectomy space after extrapleural pneumonectomy: postoperative intrathoracic pressure monitoring.European Journal Of Cardio Thoracic Surgery : Official Journal Of The European Association For Cardio Thoracic Surgery. 2010 Apr;37(4):770-5.
  • Winer JH, Choi HS, Gibbs-Strauss SL, Ashitate Y, Colson YL, Frangioni JV.Intraoperative localization of insulinoma and normal pancreas using invisible near-infrared fluorescent light.Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Apr;17(4):1094-100.
  • Liu R, Wolinsky JB, Walpole J, Southard E, Chirieac LR, Grinstaff MW, Colson YL.Prevention of local tumor recurrence following surgery using low-dose chemotherapeutic polymer films.Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Apr;17(4):1203-13.
  • Khullar O, Colson YL.The underfunding of lung cancer research.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;138(2):275.
  • Griset AP,Walpole J,Liu R,Gaffey A,Colson YL,Grinstaff MW.Expansile nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, and in vivo efficacy of an acid-responsive polymeric drug delivery system.J Am Chem Soc. 2009 Feb 25;131(7):2469-71.
  • Stewart AJ,Mutyala S,Holloway CL,Colson YL,Devlin PM.Intraoperative seed placement for thoracic malignancy-A review of technique, indications, and published literature.Brachytherapy. 2009 Jan-Mar;8(1):63-9. Review.
  • Gill RR,Poh AC,Camp PC,Allen JM,Delano MT,Jacobson FL,Hunsaker A,Colson YL.MDCT evaluation of central airway and vascular complications of lung transplantation.AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Oct;191(4):1046-56.
  • Camp PL,Colson YL.Invited commentary.Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun;85(6):1900.
  • Taylor KN,Laszkowska M,Cohick E,Colson YL.Induction of FoxP3+CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells by a bone marrow population distinct from plasmacytoid-DC.Cell Immunol. 2008 Jan;251(1):43-9.
  • Azouz SM, Walpole J, Amirifeli S, Taylor KN, Grinstaff MW, Colson YL.Prevention of local tumor growth with paclitaxel-loaded microspheres.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 May;135(5):1014-21.
  • Sanders JL, Colson YL.Leveraging Primary Care in the Fight Against Lung Cancer.J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Mar;23(3):344-7. Review.
  • Linden PA, Wee JO, Jaklitsch MT, Colson YL.Extending indications for radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors through an intraoperative approach.Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb;85(2):420-3.
  • Tolaney SM, Colson YL, Gill RR, Schulte S, Duggan MM, Shulman LN, Winer EP.Sarcoidosis mimicking metastatic breast cancer.Clin Breast Cancer. 2007 Oct;7(10):804-10.
  • Chang MY, Mentzer SJ, Colson YL, Linden PA, Jaklitsch MT, Lipsitz SR, Sugarbaker DJ.Factors predicting poor survival after resection of stage IA non-small cell lung cancer.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Oct;134(4):850-6.
  • Linden PA, Bueno R, Mentzer SJ, Zellos L, Lebenthal A, Colson YL, Sugarbaker DJ, Jaklitsch MT.Modified T-tube repair of delayed esophageal perforation results in a low mortality rate similar to that seen with acute perforations.Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Mar;83(3):1129-33.
  • Ozols RF, Herbst RS, Colson YL, Gralow J, Bonner J, Curran WJ, Eisenberg BL, Ganz PA, Kramer BS, Kris MG, Markman M, Mayer RJ, Raghavan D, Reaman GH, Sawaya R, Schilsky RL, Schuchter LM, Sweetenham JW, Vahdat LT, Winn RJ,.Clinical cancer advances 2006: major research advances in cancer treatment, prevention, and screening--a report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jan 1;25(1):146-62.
  • Parungo CP, Soybel DI, Colson YL, Kim SW, Ohnishi S, DeGrand AM, Laurence RG, Soltesz EG, Chen FY, Cohn LH, Bawendi MG, Frangioni JV.Lymphatic drainage of the peritoneal space: a pattern dependent on bowel lymphatics.Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Feb;14(2):286-98.
  • Taylor KN, Shinde Patil VR, Colson YL.Reconstitution of allogeneic hemopoietic stem cells: the essential role of FcR gamma and the TCR beta-chain-FCp33 complex.J Immunol. 2006 Aug 1;177(3):1444-50.
  • Paul S, Marty FM, Colson YL.Treatment of cavitary pulmonary zygomycosis with surgical resection and posaconazole.Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Jul;82(1):338-40.
  • Mery CM, Pappas AN, Bueno R, Colson YL, Linden P, Sugarbaker DJ, Jaklitsch MT.Similar long-term survival of elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with lobectomy or wedge resection within the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database.Chest. 2005 Jul;128(1):237-45.
  • Linden PA, Bueno R, Colson YL, Jaklitsch MT, Lukanich J, Mentzer S, Sugarbaker DJ.Lung resection in patients with preoperative FEV1 < 35% predicted.Chest. 2005 Jun;127(6):1984-90.
  • Parungo CP, Colson YL, Kim SW, Kim S, Cohn LH, Bawendi MG, Frangioni JV.Sentinel lymph node mapping of the pleural space.Chest. 2005 May;127(5):1799-804.
  • Parungo CP, Ohnishi S, Kim SW, Kim S, Laurence RG, Soltesz EG, Chen FY, Colson YL, Cohn LH, Bawendi MG, Frangioni JV.Intraoperative identification of esophageal sentinel lymph nodes with near-infrared fluorescence imaging.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Apr;129(4):844-50.
  • Tatli S, Yucel EK, Couper GS, Henderson JM, Colson YL.Aneurysm of an aberrant systemic artery to the lung.AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Apr;184(4):1241-4.
  • Colson YL, Christopher K, Glickman J, Taylor KN, Wright R, Perkins DL.Absence of clinical GVHD and the in vivo induction of regulatory T cells after transplantation of facilitating cells.Blood. 2004 Dec 1;104(12):3829-35.
  • Byrne JG, Karavas AN, Colson YL, Bueno R, Richards WG, Sugarbaker DJ, Goldhaber SZ.Cardiac decortication (epicardiectomy) for occult constrictive cardiac physiology after left extrapleural pneumonectomy.Chest. 2002 Dec;122(6):2256-9.