Article by Valerie Grignol, MD
Dr. Courtney Collins is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive assistant professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Collins completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puget Sound in biology and chemistry on a merit and music scholarship. She is a talented French horn player. She then went on to obtain her medical degree at the New York Medical College. She completed general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts where she was elected to the Gold Humanism Society. She completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Connecticut.
Dr. Collins’ clinical focus is on general surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction with a particular concentration on robotic hernia repairs. Her research is centered on improving outcomes in the geriatric population and optimizing patient-surgeon communication to ensure goal concordant care. She was recently named as an American College of Surgeons Geriatric Surgery Fellow with a specific emphasis on patient reported outcomes. She is an excellent educator and serves as a small group leader and a longitudinal preceptor for medical students. Dr. Collins is active in the LGBT community and has given multiple talks on the importance of diversity and allyship in academic surgery. She is a member of the AAS education committee and the Diversity and Inclusion task force.