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Kelly L. Collins, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Kelly Collins is a pediatric neurosurgeon who cares for kids of all ages with:

She loves working with children and their families, and believes it is a privilege to take care of kids. Dr. Collins treats all her patients as if they were her own children.

In addition to her medical training, Dr. Collins is passionate about bringing together technology and people to improve medicine. She directs a research laboratory funded by the National Institutes of Health at OHSU’s Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute, which focuses on human electrophysiology and brain computer interface research.  She studied electrical, computer and biomedical engineering before attending medical school.

Outside of work, Dr. Collins enjoys spending time at home with her husband, mother, two young daughters and their two fluffy cats. Her family comes from New Zealand and they visit whenever they can. She also enjoys running, pickleball, gardening and reading.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2005, Carnegie Mellon University
    • M.D., 2011, University of Michigan
  • Residency

    • Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, 2018
  • Fellowship

    • Chief Resident, Skull Base and Endoscopic Surgery, University of Washington, 2018
    • Research Fellowship, University of Washington, 2019
    • Pediatric Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 2020

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Areas of interest

  • Epilepsy
  • Skull base and other complex tumors
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • General pediatric neurosurgery


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