William O Collins

William O Collins, MD

Professor & Chairman, Dept. Of Otolaryngology; Division Chief For Pediatric Otolaryngology

Department: MD-OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-5199
Business Email: william.collins@ent.ufl.edu

About William O Collins

William Collins, MD, FACS, FAAP, graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida, where he also completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Collins completed a fellowship in Rhinology & Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at the University of Miami, and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, Dr. Collins was an Assistant Professor at the Children’s National Medical Center/George Washington University school of Medicine. Since joining the UF faculty in 2006, he has practiced all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology, with a special emphasis on pediatric rhinology. He has previously served as the Residency Program Director for the UF Otolaryngology residency program for close to 10 years. In addition, he serves as the Surgical Director of Operating Rooms at UF Health Shands Hospital, and the Oaks Otolaryngology Clinic Medical Director. His research interests include management of the pediatric airway, pediatric sinonasal conditions, and hospital and clinic operations.

Currently, Dr. Collins serves as Professor and Chairman of the University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology, as well as the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Additional Positions:
Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
2006 – Current ·

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
2018
MDT7590 Elect Top/Otolaryngol
2017,2022
BMS4905 Medical Sciences Senior Research
2012,2014
DEN6905 Individual Study
2009
MEL7935 Elect Top/Otolaryngol
Teaching Philosophy
As a surgical educator, I believe strongly in learning by doing. Therefore we involve our residents in surgery early in their training, with gradual expansion of their involvement as their experience and skill advances.

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat ENT
Areas of Interest
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Ear infection – acute
  • Ear infection – chronic
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Hearing loss
  • Hearing loss – infants
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Neck lump
  • Obstructive sleep apnea – adults
  • Otitis media with effusion
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disorders – pediatric
  • Stridor
  • Tonsillectomies and children
  • Transsphenoidal surgery

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6306-3493

Publications

2021
Airway management protocol for conjoined twins delivery.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 140 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110477. [PMID] 33243620.
2021
BCL11B is positioned upstream of PLZF and RORγt to control thymic development of mucosal-associated invariant T cells and MAIT17 program.
iScience. 24(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102307. [PMID] 33870128.
2020
Complete Tracheal Transection in a 3-Year-Old After Blunt Neck Trauma: a Case Report.
Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care. 27(1):4-10 [DOI] 10.2478/rjaic-2020-0003. [PMID] 34056117.
2020
Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: staged management of surgical services for gynecology and obstetrics.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 223(1):85.e1-85.e19 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.03.038. [PMID] 32251649.
2019
Sleepy Preteen After Upper Airway Surgery.
Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 15(2):359-361 [DOI] 10.5664/jcsm.7648. [PMID] 30736886.
2017
The Adenoid Microbiome in Recurrent Acute Otitis Media and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
The journal of international advanced otology. 13(3):333-339 [DOI] 10.5152/iao.2017.4203. [PMID] 29360088.
2015
A rapidly enlarging maxillary lesion. Left maxillary giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG).
JAMA otolaryngology– head & neck surgery. 141(3):287-8 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.3486. [PMID] 25590797.
2013
A comparison of two methods of endoscopic dilation of acute subglottic stenosis using a ferret model.
The Laryngoscope. 123(1):253-8 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.23508. [PMID] 22961260.
2012
An objective comparison of leakage between commonly used earplugs.
American journal of otolaryngology. 33(4):469-72 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2011.10.023. [PMID] 22154019.
2012
Persistent foramen of Huschke mimicking a branchial cleft anomaly.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 138(12):1176-9 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.729. [PMID] 23247238.
2012
The effects of balloon dilation laryngoplasty in children with congenital heart disease.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 138(12):1136-40 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.676. [PMID] 23247233.
2011
Correlation of mucociliary clearance and symptomatology before and after adenoidectomy in children.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 75(10):1318-21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.07.024. [PMID] 21851991.
2011
Failure of fluorescence to reveal middle ear penetration of quinolone drops.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 137(12):1232-5 [DOI] 10.1001/archoto.2011.205. [PMID] 22183903.
2009
A review of reprocessing techniques of flexible nasopharyngoscopes.
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 141(3):307-10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.otohns.2009.05.027. [PMID] 19716004.
2009
Microdebrider resection of bilateral subglottic cysts in a pre-term infant: a novel approach.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 73(1):139-42 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijporl.2008.09.024. [PMID] 18986712.
2007
Otolaryngologic manifestations of achondroplasia.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 133(3):237-44 [PMID] 17372080.
2007
Pathology quiz case 1. Plexiform neurofibroma.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 133(3):302, 304-5 [PMID] 17372092.
2005
Extramedullary hematopoiesis of the paranasal sinuses in sickle cell disease.
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 132(6):954-6 [PMID] 15944571.
2005
Internal jugular vein phlebectasia masquerading as an external laryngocele.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 131(2):163-5 [PMID] 15723950.
2005
Microdebrider-assisted supraglottoplasty.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 69(3):305-9 [PMID] 15733588.
2003
Pediatric tympanoplasty: effect of contralateral ear status on outcomes.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 129(6):646-51 [PMID] 12810470.
2002
Bilateral semicircular canal aplasia: a characteristic of the CHARGE association.
Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 23(2):233-4 [PMID] 11875356.
2002
Radiology quiz case 2: metastatic calcifications of the middle and external ear and osteitis fibrosa of the temporal bones as a result of secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Archives of otolaryngology–head & neck surgery. 128(4):457, 459-60 [PMID] 11926927.

Education

Fellowship – Pediatric Otolaryngology
2004 · Children's National Medical Center
Fellowship – Otolaryngology
2003 · University of Miami
Residency – Otolaryngology
2002 · University of Miami
Internship – Surgery
1998 · University of Miami
Medical Degree
1997 · University of Miami
Bachelor of Science
1993 · University of Miami

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