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John Collins, MD

Professor and Chief, Neurosurgery

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Specialties

Neurosurgery, Craniofacial care, Spasticity Clinic, Spina Bifida Clinic

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Locations

Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center
10528 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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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

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.

Education

Education BA, cum laude - Duke University
Medical School Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Residency National Naval Medical Center
Fellowship Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah School of MedicineFellowships in-folded into residency training: - Neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital , six months - Neuroendocrinology at National Institutes of Health, two months

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,

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  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurosurgery Pediatric Center for Craniofacial Care Pediatric Spasticity Clinic Pediatric Spina Bifid
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Clinical Interests

  • 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

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