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Yolanda M. Brill, MD

Practice areas

  • Endocrine Cancer Team
  • Head and Neck Cancer Team
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
  • Head and Neck Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology
  • Thyroid Pathology



University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington


University of Kentucky, Lexington


University of Kentucky, Lexington

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Cytopathology

Additional information


My name is Yolanda Brill; I received my medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington. I then completed a fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

I am board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology.


  1. Davis BN, Karabakhtsian RG, Pettigrew AL, Arnold SM, French CA, Brill YM. Nuclear protein in testis midline carcinomas: a lethal and underrecognized entity. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011 Nov; 135(11):1494-8. PMID: 22032580.
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  2. Moore A, Hester M, Nam MW, Brill YM, McGrath P, Wright H, Weisinger K, Romond E, Samayoa LM. Distinct lymph nodal sonographic characteristics in breast cancer patients at high risk for axillary metastases correlate with the final axillary stage. Br J Radiol. 2008 Aug; 81(968):630-6. PMID: 18628332.
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  3. Hinson JL, McGrath P, Moore A, Davis JT, Brill YM, Samoilova E, Cibull M, Hester M, Romond E, Weisinger K, Samayoa LM. The critical role of axillary ultrasound and aspiration biopsy in the management of breast cancer patients with clinically negative axilla. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Jan; 15(1):250-5. PMID: 17680314.
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  4. Samoilova E, Davis JT, Hinson J, Brill YM, Cibull ML, McGrath P, Romond E, Moore A, Samayoa LM. Size of sentinel node tumor deposits and extent of axillary lymph node involvement: which breast cancer patients may benefit from less aggressive axillary dissections? Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Aug; 14(8):2221-7. PMID: 17549569.
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  5. Davis JT, Brill YM, Simmons S, Sachleben BC, Cibull ML, McGrath P, Wright H, Romond E, Hester M, Moore A, Samayoa LM. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of clinically negative lymph nodes versus sentinel node mapping in patients at high risk for axillary metastasis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2006 Dec; 13(12):1545-52. PMID: 17009156.
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  6. Rutledge H, Davis J, Chiu R, Cibull M, Brill Y, McGrath P, Samayoa L. Sentinel node micrometastasis in breast carcinoma may not be an indication for complete axillary dissection. Mod Pathol. 2005 Jun; 18(6):762-8. PMID: 15761490.
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  7. Adams KC, Absher KJ, Brill YM, Witzke DB, Davey DD. Reproducibility of subclassification of squamous intraepithelial lesions: conventional versus ThinPrep paps. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2003 Jul; 7(3):203-8. PMID: 17051069.
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