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Joy L. Collins, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
5th Floor, Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Carol Glace
Administrative Telephone: 215-590-2469
Administrative Fax: 215-386-4036

Clinical Offices:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
5th Floor, Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-590-2469
Clinical Fax: 215-386-4036

collins@email.chop.edu

Link to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Dr. Collins is an attending surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is the Surgical Director of the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at CHOP and is the Surgical Director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program. She is specialty trained in minimally invasive general and obesity surgery. While her research interests are concentrated in the area of adolescent obesity, she maintains interest in all aspects of the care of the newborn or child with surgical problems including congenital anomalies, oncology, and trauma.

 
Faculty Appointments
2010 - present Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2010 Assistant Professor of Surgery at CHOP
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2005 - 2007 Instructor in Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2010 - present Active Surgeon, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Camden New Jersey
 
2009 - present  Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Director, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Attending Surgeon, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1992 - 1996 MD - University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
 
1988 - 1992 BS - University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland (Biology)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2005 - 2007 Fellow in Pediatric Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2005 Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
1999 - 2004 Resident in General Surgery and Research Fellow
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
1996 - 1999 Resident in General Surgery
Medical College of Pennsylvania/
Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2011 - present Co-chair, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
Public Education Committee
 
2010 - present American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
Pediatric Surgical Committee
 
2009 - present American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow)
 
2009 - present American Pediatric Surgical Associates
(Fellow and member of the Ethics and Advocacy Committee)
 
2008 - present American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
Public Education Committee
 
2002 - present American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
 
Local/Regional Societies
2014 - present  NJ Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics
 
2014 - present  Mercer County Medical Society
 
2007 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society
 
Research
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Collins JL, Vodovotz Y, Yoneyama T, Hatakeyama K, Green AM, Billiar TR. Catecholamines de-crease nitric oxide production by cytokine-stimulated hepatocytes. Surgery 130(2):256-264, Aug. 2001.
  2. Collins JL, Vodovotz Y, Hierholzer C, Villavicencio RT, Liu S, Alber S, Gallo D, Stolz DB, Watkins SC, Godfrey A, Gooding W, Kelly E, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR. Characterization of the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in rat and human liver during hemorrhagic shock. Shock 19(2):117-122, Feb. 2003.
  3. Sacks BC, Mattar SG, Qureshi FG, Eid GM, Collins JL, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Schauer PR, Ramanathan RC. Incidence of marginal ulcers and the use of absorbable anastomotic sutures in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases 2(1):11-16, Jan./Feb. 2006.
  4. Eid GM, Gourash W, Collins JL. A novel technique for fascial fixation of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band ports. Surgical Endoscopy 20(4):697-699, Apr. 2006.
  5. Collins JL, Mattar SG, Qureshi FG, Warman J, Ramanathan RC, Schauer PR, Eid GM. Initial outcomes of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese adolescents. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases 3(2):147-152, Mar./Apr. 2007.
  6. Collins JL, McCloskey C, Titchner R, Goodpastro B, Hoffman M, Hauser D, Wilson M: Preoperative weight loss in high-risk super-obsese bariatric patients: A CT-based analysis. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases (in press, 2010).
  7. Tsai J, Blinman TA, Collins JL, Laje P, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS, Flake AW.  The contribution of hiatal hernia to severe gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with gastroschisis.  J Pediatric Surgery 49(3):395-398, Mar. 2014.
 
Publications
 
Abstracts
  1. Collins JL, Qureshi F, Sacks B, Velcu L, Thodiyil P, Lane B, Yenumula P, Rogula T, Taylor D, Eid G, Ramanathan R, Schauer PR, Mattar SG. Laparoscopic versus open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after previous unsuccessful vertical banding gastroplasty. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2004.
Editorials, Chapters & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Collins JL, Vodovotz Y, Billiar TR. Biology of nitric oxide: Measurement, modulation, and models. Chap. 68 in Souba WW, Wilmore DW (eds.): Surgical Research. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001, 949-969.
  2. Collins JL. Adolescent bariatric surgery. In Mattei P (ed.): Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. New York: Springer, 2009 (in press).
  3. Collins JL, Nance ML. Thoracic emergencies. In Fleischer J, Ludwig S (eds.): Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Sixth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 (in press).
  4. Collins JL, Kennedy M. Appendicitis.  In Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds.): Five-minute Pediatric Emergency Consult, Fifth Edition.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.
  5. Collins JL. Pyloric stenosis. In Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds.): Five-minute Pediatric Emergency Consult, Fifth Edition.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.
  6. Collins JL. Hirschsprung’s disease. In Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds.): Five-minute Pediatric Emergency Consult, Fifth Edition.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.
  7. Collins JL. Inguinal hernia. In Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds.): Five-minute Pediatric Emergency Consult, Fifth Edition.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2009 - 2014 “Top Doc,” South Jersey Magazine (annual)
 
2009 - 2013 “Top Doc,” SJ Magazine (annual)
 
1988 - 1992 Golden Key National Honor Society
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Joy Collins

 
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