• At A Glance
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  • Bio


    Dr. Collins is married and the father of three daughters. He understands the anxiety it causes whenever a family hears that one of their children needs the attention of a pediatric neurosurgeon. He is compassionate, highly accessible, and is a thoughtful communicator who explains things clearly. He is committed to answering all questions from his patients and their families in full detail and he works diligently for the best treatment outcomes for his patients. Our mission at NJPNI is to provide the best possible health care in the areas of childhood developmental disorders and pediatric neurological and neurosurgical diseases. We seek to improve your child's health and quality of life by delivering expeditious and accurate diagnoses along with a comprehensive array of surgical and nonsurgical therapeutic options.

    Clinical Interests


    Hydrocephalus Chiari Malformation Decompression Tethered Cord Release Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt Insertion, Repair, or Removal Craniotomy Craniosynostosis - open and endoscopic Halo Application Brain Tumor Removal and Biopsy Rhizotomy ICP Monitors Spinal Discectomy and Decompression VNS Lumbar Puncture Dermoid Cyst Removal Epilepsy Brain or Spine Trauma


    Arachnoid Cyst Baclofen Pumps Brachial Plexus Injury Brain Tumors Cerebral Palsy Chiari Malformation Concussion and Brain Injury Congenital Face, Neck and Spine Deformity Craniosynostosis Epilepsy Hydrocephalus Movement Disorders Plagiocephaly Spina Bifida Spinal Cord Tumors Stereotactic guidance Syringomyelia Tethered Spinal Cord Torticollis Vascular Malformations

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Omnia
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Horizon NJ Health (managed Medicaid plan)
    • Medicaid
    • Multiplan
    • Multiplan / PHCS
    • United Healthcare Community Plan (formerly Americhoice Managed Medicaid)