Skip to content
Increase text size:

Physician faculty

Back to our team »

John J. Collins, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Chief, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery


B.A., English and economics, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
M.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.
Internship, basic surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Residency, neurosurgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Fellowship, pediatric neurosurgery, University of Utah Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City


Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Clinical interests

Pediatric brain tumors
Spina bifida/spinal lipoma
Chiari malformations/syringomyelia
Endoscopic pediatric neurosurgery/hydrocephalus/cerebral cysts
Craniosynostosis/craniofascial syndromes
Pediatric intractable epilepsy
Cerebral palsy/spasticity/dystonia
Pediatric head, spine or plexus injuries

Research interests

Neurosurgical applications of digital holographic imaging
Advancements of endoscopic neurosurgery
Axonal pathway imaging and interfascicular exoscopic neurosurgical technology
Published research


JoAnn Tillett, R.N.

Make an appointment: Call (804) 828-9165