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John J. Collins, MD

John J. Collins, MD

Professor and Chief
Neurosurgery

Specialties
Center for Craniofacial Care
Neurosurgery
Spasticity Clinic
Spina Bifida

Locations
Children's Pavilion
Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)
E-mail: john.collins@vcuhealth.org

Board Certifications

Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Medical School

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Residency

National Naval Medical Center

Fellowship

Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowships in-folded into residency training:
- Neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital , six months
- Neuroendocrinology at National Institutes of Health, two months

Education

BA, cum laude - Duke University

Areas of Interest

Cerebral cysts
Chiari malformations/syringomyelia
Childhood Brain Tumors
Craniosynostosis
Hydrocephalus
Intractable epilepsy
Pediatric head and spinal Injuries
Pediatric nerve and plexus Injuries
Spina bifida/spinal lipoma

Research Interests

Axonal pathway imaging and interfascicular exoscopic neurosurgery
Endoscopic neurosurgery
Innovations in shunt design, long-term outcomes
Neurosurgical applications of digital holographic neural-imaging

Recent Publications

Sedney CL, Harshbarger T, Orphanos J, Collins JJ: (2012) Penetrating Injury to the Superior Sagittal Sinus by a Nail in a Four Year Old: A Case Report. Pediatric Emergency Care 28(11): 1220-3.

Ohmori K, Collins JJ, Fukushima T: (2007) Craniopharyngiomas in Children. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 43(4): 265-278.

Nield LS, Nanda S, Someshwar J, DalCanto FC, Someshwar S, Collins JJ, Jaynes M: (2007) Cerebral palsy: a multisystem review. Consultant for Pediatricians, 6(6): 337-343.

Nield LS, Nanda S, Someshwar J, DalCanto FC, Someshwar S, Collins JJ, Jaynes M: (2007) Cerebral palsy: a multisystem review. Applied Neurology, 3(1): 29-35.

Rai AT, Collins JJ: (2005) Percutaneous treatment of pediatric aneurysmal bone cyst at C1, a minimally invasive alternative. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 26(1): 30-33.

Collins JJ, Walker ML: (2004) Non-syndromic craniosynostosis and abnormalities of head shape. Youman?s Neurological Surgery 5th Edition, eds Winn RH, Dacey RG (Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier).

Collins JJ: (1993) Intercellular interactions that effect nervous system growth, differentiation and regeneration. Molecular Genetics Of Nervous System Tumors, eds Levine AJ and Schmidek HH (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) pp 73-82.

Collins JJ, Messersmith DJ, Kromer LF: (1992) Effects of hemisectioned polymer channels on CNS axonal regeneration in transplants of extracellular matrix (ECM) terrains versus Schwann cell/ECM substrates. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 4:152.

Collins JJ, Kromer LF: (1990) Implanted Matrix-Filled Polymer Tubes Facilitate Axonal Regeneration After Traumatic Brain Lesions. Neurosurgery, 26:1074.

Collins JJ, Fisher WS: (1990) Vein of Galen aneurysm presenting with recurrent aseptic meningitis and subsequent spontaneous thrombosis. Surgical Neurology, 33:325-328.

Massoudi F, Collins JJ, Kromer LF: (1989) CNS axonal regeneration is influenced by transplants of matrix filled polymer tubes. Society of Neurosciences Abstracts, 15:1093.

Collins JJ, Kromer LF: (1989) Implanted Polymer Tubes Facilitate Axonal Regeneration After Fimbria/Fornix Lesion. Journal of Neurotrauma, 6:200-201, 1989.

Collins JJ, Phillips MC: (1982) The stability and structure of cholesterol-rich codispersions of cholesterol and phoshatidylcholine. Journal of Lipid Research, 23:291-298.

Bio

Dr. John Collins joined the VCU faculty in 2015 as Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. His previous positions include:
- Medical Department Head, aboard a US Navy Nuclear Powered Cruiser
- Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, Naval Hospital Oakland (California)
- Neurosurgery Division Officer, aboard the US Navy Hospital Ship USNS Mercy (rose to rank of Commander)
- Chief of Neurosurgery, Tripler Military Hospital (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Loma Linda Medical University
- Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine

Dr. Collins is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons; 2005-present
- AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery; 1999-present
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons; 1995-present

Dr. Collins' personal interests include skiing, sailing, and playing the 12-string guitar.


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