Kelly Collins, M.D.

K12 Neurosurgery Awardee
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Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine-, Portland, OR

Dr. Kelly Collins is an academic pediatric neurosurgeon and an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include epilepsy, skull base and other complex tumors, endoscopic surgery, and general pediatric neurosurgery. She has explored many areas throughout her research career but has long been focused on utilizing novel technology to improve health. In medical school, she spent a year as a Ruth AOA Research Fellow and used intraoperative deep-brain stimulation and diffusion tensor imaging in her work. Her more recent research has examined brain wave correlates of somatosensation and limb ownership, developmental changes in brain waves at rest and at play, brain-computer interfaces, and brain stimulation as an aid to recovery of neurologic function.

Dr. Collins received her MD from University of Michigan and completed her residency in neurosurgery and conducted a year of endonasal and skull base surgery training as a chief resident at the University of Washington. She then completed a fellowship in epilepsy research at the University of Washington and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.