Joy L. Collins, MD, FAAP, FACS

Joy L. Collins, MD, is an attending pediatric surgeon at CHOP and surgical director of the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program and the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program.

Areas of Expertise: Bariatric surgery, Intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome, Minimally invasive surgery, Trauma
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Princeton; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Dr. Collins is an attending surgeon in the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she is the surgical director of CHOP’s Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program and surgical director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Collins has specialty training in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery, and focuses on the treatment of intestinal failure, short bowel syndrome and trauma.

    She brings her clinical expertise in pediatric obesity and surgery to her role as assistant professor of Clinical Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Collins continues to explore advances in bariatric surgery focused on the treatment of children and adolescents. While her research is concentrated in the area of adolescent obesity, Dr. Collins maintains an interest in all aspects of the care of the newborn or child with surgical problems, including congenital anomalies, oncology and trauma.

    Dr. Collins is currently an attending surgeon at CHOP, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, all in Philadelphia, PA. She is also appointed as an attending surgeon at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ and Virtua Medical Center in Voorhees, NJ.

    Dr. Collins earned both her bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Maryland. She began her surgical residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a research fellowship at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency and a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and her pediatric surgery fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Collins became an attending surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in July 2007. She is a frequent lecturer on topics most frequently related to obesity and bariatric surgery in children. In addition, Dr. Collins has taken on extensive leadership roles in a variety of academic and institutional settings with a commitment to educating the field about advances in surgical care of children and adolescents. She is also involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows, with experience in simulation as part of that educational process.
     

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    Residency

    General Surgery - Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
    General Surgery - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

    Fellowship

    Research - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    Minimally Invasive Surgery - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    Pediatric Surgery - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    General Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2011

    Collins JL. Pyloric stenosis. In: Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone RJ, editors. Five-minute pediatric emergency consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

    Collins JL. Hirschsprung’s disease. In: Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone RJ, editors. Five-minute pediatric emergency consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

    Collins JL. Inguinal hernia. In: Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone RJ, editors. Five-minute pediatric emergency consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

    Collins JL, Kennedy M. Appendicitis. In: Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone RJ, editors. Five-minute pediatric emergency consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

    2009

    Collins JL. Adolescent bariatric surgery. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery. New York: Springer; 2009.

    Collins, JL, Nance ML. Thoracic emergencies. In: Fleischer J, Ludwig S, editors. Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2009.

    2001

    Collins JL, Vodovotz Y, Billiar TR. Biology of nitric oxide: mesaurement, modulation and models. In: Souba WW, Wilmore DW, editors. Surgical research. San Diego: Academic Press; 2001. p. 949-69.

    Papers

    2011

    Collins J, McCloskey C, Titchner R, Goodpaster B, Hoffman M, Hauser D, et al. Preoperative weight loss in high-risk superobese bariatric patients: a computed tomography-based analysis. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Jul-Aug;7(4):480-5. Epub 2010 Nov 9. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21185789. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2010

    Collins JL. Neonatal surgical urgencies and emergencies [presentation]. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center; 2010 Jan 26; Camden, NJ.  

    Collins JL. Simulation and team roles. 10th Annual John M. Templeton Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium. The Union League of Philadelphia; 2010 Mar 5; Philadelphia, PA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic and institutional committees

    2011-present, Co-coordinator, Neonatal-Surgical Lecture Series, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, Medical Device Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2010-present, Wound Care Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2010-present, Clinical Pathways Steering Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2010-present, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program Advisory Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2008-present, Trauma Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia