Collin Chen, MD

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Statement: My clinical interests include all phases of otolaryngology- it is an extremely diverse surgical field with countless ways to positively impact patients' lives. My research interests include cochlear basement membrane pathology and T-cell immunotherapy for cancer treatment. I chose WashU because of the phenomenal faculty and residents in the department, who all strive to be leaders in their respective fields. Together, they establish an unparalleled academic surgical and research training environment that is also nurturing and down-to-earth. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, art, playing sports, and going on house tours with my wife.

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University, BS Investigative and Medical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, 2010

Medical School: Saint Louis University, 2014

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • MD with Distinction in Research
  • Medical School Class President
  • John H Gladney, MD Special Recognition Award
  • Paul C. Reinert, SJ Medical Scholarship
  • Missouri State Medical Association Scholarship
  • Medical Scholars Program- combined BS/MD program at St. Louis University
  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist


Chen C, Zenga J, Patel R, Branham G. Complications and Reoperations in Mandibular Angle Fractures. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online January 04, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2017.2227

Chen C, Zenga J, Roland L, Pipkorn P. Complications of double free flap and free flap combined with locoregional flap in head and neck reconstruction: A systematic reviewHead Neck 2017;00:115

Zenga J, Kao K, Chen C, Gross J, Hahn S, Chi J, Branham G. Titanium mesh nasal repair without nasal lining. Facial Plast Surg 2017;33(1):51-57.

Stumpf M, Sinha R, Golob N, Hoerner R, Chen C, Randolph T. Development of a falling drop hemoglobin method for resource poor settings. Clin Lab Sci 2017;30(3):131-138.

Berrien-Elliott M, Yuan J, Swier L, Jackson S, Chen C, Donlin M, Teague R. Checkpoint blockade immunotherapy relies on T-bet but not Eomes to induce effector function in tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T cells. Cancer Immuno Res 2015;3(2):116-24.

Jackson S, Yuan J, Berrien-Elliott M, Chen C, Meyer J, Donlin M, Teague R. Inflammation programs self-reactive CD8+ T cells to acquire T-box mediated effector function but does not prevent deletional tolerance. J Leukocyte Biology 2014;96(3):397-410.

Janes K, Little J, Li C, Bryant L, Chen C, Chen Z, Kamocki K, Doyle T, Snider A, Esposito E, Cuzzocrea S, Bieberich E, Obeid L, Petrache I, Nicol G, Neumann WL, Salvemini D. The development and maintenance of paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain require activation of the sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor subtype 1. J Biol Chem 2014;289(30):21082-97. 

Chen C, Chand P, Iyadurai S, Scaduto M, Varvares M. Mixed Clinical Response After Total Thyroidectomy in Two Patients with Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy. Thyroid Disorders & Therapy 2013;2:131.

Chen Z, Janes K, Chen C, Doyle T, Bryant L, Tosh DK, Jacobson KA, Salvemini D. Controlling murine and rat chronic pain through A3 adenosine receptor activation. FASEB Journal 2012;26(5):1855-1865.

Doyle TM, Kancherla D, Chen C, Matuschak GM, Lechner AJ. Yersinia pestis Lcr virulence factors mediate intrapulmonary cytokine expression in rat primary plague pneumonia. FASEB Journal 2007;607(10):551.