Evan D. Collins, MD, MBA

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist - Texas Medical Center
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My experience with Dr. Collins and his staff is always remarkable! Dr. Collins is absolutely one of the most compassionate and competent surgeons I have ever encountered. He listens intently to ones concerns and addresses them. Dr. Collins compassion and caring for his patients is amazing, making...

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Best experience with visiting a new physician ever. The staff especially Altrese and Victor were so incredibly supportive. Dr. Collins and his team were compassionate, efficient and very knowledgeable. A rarity these days. Thank you.

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Congratulations to Dr. Collins, who was once again named among the top performing physicians in the nation, revered and recognized by his peers as a peer-nominated Castle Connolly Top Doctor!

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I suffered from tennis elbow after providing care for my father and Dr. Collins started treatment and after a few months he recommended the Tenex procedure and the results have been amazing!
Dr. Collins and his team are exceptional, compassionate, and professional! I would recommend them withou...

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In case you missed it - an article in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery provides an overview of the hand and wrist surgery literature and latest research findings published in recent years - spotlighting What's New in Hand Surgery.

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Dr. Collins and colleagues recently published findings of a research study in the journal HAND, which evaluated hand/finger fine motor function in musicians via physical examination and laboratory-based evaluations - an understudied area of research, "The Impact of Musical Training on Hand Biomec...

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Dr. Collins and colleagues recently published findings of a research study in the journal HAND, which evaluated hand/finger fine motor function in musicians via physical examination and laboratory-based evaluations - an understudied area of research, "The Impact of Musical Training on Hand Biomec...

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today I had the privilege of interacting with the physicians assistant (GARRETT) that supports Dr. Collins.
I definitely would give him a five out of five or six out of five for his follow up and for taking advantage of escalating the issues I’ve been experiencing. I asked that Dr. Collins off ...

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The stem cell discussion continues. In a 2019 AAOS Now-sponsored Forum on “Stem Cells in Orthopaedics: Myth, Miracle, or Something In-Between,” an international group of clinicians, scientists, and regulators examined the research behind orthopaedic applications of stem cells and addressed the c...

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Testimonials

9 months ago
Today I had the privilege of interacting with Dr. Collin’s physicians assistant (GARRETT) that supports Dr. Collins. I definitely would give him a 5 out of 5 or 6/5 for PA GARRETT’s follow up and for taking advantage of escalating the issues I’ve been experiencing. I asked that Dr. Collins provide the link so I can provide feedback what is so critical, is so important when it comes to a customer who is seeking professional and critical help regarding their health. Garrett (the PA) was especially focused on my situation and very compassionate, Garrett then followed up with my orthapedic surgeon Dr. Collins to see what might could be done. I continue to be very impressed with Methodist hospital, they are the best record keepers as well as in my opinion the very best in customer satisfaction. Thank you Garrett for providing such helpful information that will be sent over to the corporate office as well as Dr. Collins.
- John H
11 months ago
I absolutely love Dr. Collins! He is really great at his specialties, he’s funny and he has a sense of humor! He is very honest and upfront!
- Sibs B
8 months ago
I've gone to Dr Collins for carpal tunnel release surgery on both of my hands and to consult regarding a rotator cuff problem, with superb results in every case. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Collins!
- Doug M

Hand & Upper Extremity Care

Dr. Collins’ advanced patient care and research projects are internationally recognized. He is chief of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at the Texas Medical Center and the hand specialist for The Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM). Prior to joining the faculty at Houston Methodist Hospital and accepting a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Collins was the director of the Hand Fellowship and Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity department for many years at Baylor College of Medicine. He is today also an attending physician at First Street Surgical Center.His work with sports injuries and degenerative conditions of the hand and upper extremity has lead to advances in arthroscopic surgery and other less invasive treatment options. Following an FDA-sanctioned study establishing Dr. Collins as a lead investigator to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new electrohydraulic shockwave treatments for chronic tennis elbow, he opened the Tennis Elbow Institute and was named the same year among H Texas Magazine’s “Top Docs.” His new joint reconstruction procedure has changed the way small bone implants are addressed – dramatically reducing recovery time for patients – and earning him a spot among Texas Monthly’s “Super Doctors.”Dr. Collins is dedicated to research, in an ongoing effort to provide the most effective techniques and treatment options to his patients, as well as preventative early diagnostic imaging protocol for the medical industry.His research efforts continue to produce articles for publication and findings that are influencing current surgical and diagnostic practice and standard of care. His research findings on high-energy shockwave therapy in the treatment of chronic tennis elbow will be published this year in Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. And his latest book chapter, Volar Wedge Bone Grafting and Internal Fixation of Scaphoid Nonunuions, was published in Wiesel S. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Vol 4 (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) 2010 edition.

Dr. Collins is often invited to present his latest research findings at both national and international scientific conferences – including the annual meetings of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Congress of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) and the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH). Early results from his ongoing study, Mesh Implant Arthroplasty for Treatment of Basilar Joint Arthritis, were presented for the first time at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS).

Education and Certification
Dr. Collins moved his family to Houston from New York after graduating Cum Laude with a Doctor of Medicine and completing an orthopedic residency at the State University of New York Health and Science Center. He completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also worked as an assistant professor. His certification includes: Certified of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH), the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. In 2013 he obtained his MBA from the Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.

Awards and Accomplishments
He was a finalist for the Hibbs Award recognizing outstanding spinal research – at the 1994 Scoliosis Research Society Meeting. He received the Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation from the University of New York Health Science Center, the Jackson H. Stuckey Award for Outstanding achievement in surgical research, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society.  

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6560 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
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