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Yolanda M. Brill, MD

Dr. Yolanda Brill

Practice Area

  • Head and Neck Cancer Team
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Thyroid Cancer Team
  • About

    Faculty Rank

    Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


    University of Kentucky, College of Medicine


    University of Kentucky


    University of Kentucky

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

    American Board of Pathology, Cytopathology

  • Publications


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

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